The Business Journal raises the curtain on the legal stars who work in L.A.’s entertainment industry.


Firm: Luce Forward LLP

Law School: UC Hastings

Selected Clients: AEG Live, AEG Themestar, Harrah’s Entertainment, Reach Media Inc.

Years in Practice: 25

Most Challenging Matter: Tackling challenges in closing agreement with Major League Baseball for Bon Jovi’s live performance in Central Park.

Best Career Moment: Assisting AEG Live LLC as outside counsel in legal issues related to Michael Jackson.

Worst: Nothing stands out.

Highlight From Past Year: Obtaining dismissal of claims asserted by concert promoter claiming to have exclusive rights to a Michael Jackson concert.

Longest Workday: Twenty-four hours a day from Friday through Monday to wade through boxes of documents to identify trial exhibits for Monday in a matter in which I was retained on Friday.

How My Practice Is Changing: A greater concentration in entertainment matters.

If I Weren’t an Attorney: I would be a doctor.

My Colleagues Don’t Know: I have run several marathons.

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