Former Warner Bros. GC John Schulman joining Mitchell Silberberg

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Former Warner Bros. GC John Schulman joining Mitchell Silberberg

Wed Dec 16, 2009 @ 11:14AM PST

By Eriq Gardner

6a00d83451d69069e20115714a758e970c LA's Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp has made a very big catch.

Beginning in January, former Warner Bros. general counsel John Schulman will join the firm as a partner and the chairman of its entertainment department.

In 2008, Schulman retired after 25 years at Warners. Earlier this year, he was named executive director of the USC Gould School of Law's entertainment law program. He will continue in his role at USC while joining MS&K.

"I've been fortunate to have had some professional opportunities presented to me over the past year, but I was particularly attracted to join Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp because I've known a number of the attorneys there for many years and have had great respect for them on both personal and professional levels," Schulman said. 

The firm recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary.  

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