Board Member and General Counsel
Rick Levy is a Founding Partner and General Counsel of ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, and concerts. In addition to serving as the agency’s chief legal officer, Levy is a Managing Member of the agency as well as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
In 2005, Levy led ICM’s deal team to sell a controlling interest in the agency to a private equity firm. At the time, ICM was the only major agency to have sold a significant interest to a private equity firm. Seven years later, he played a pivotal role in the successful re acquisition of control and ownership of the company through a management buyout of the agency in 2012. Before joining ICM in 1997, Levy was an associate in the employment and entertainment practice groups of Los Angeles law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Levy is a member of the Board of the Association of Talent Agents, and has chaired numerous board committees including its Legal and Political Action committees. Levy is on the Executive Board of the Golden West Chapter of Y.P.O., and his name is included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals. He has received numerous professional awards and recognition including the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel’s Dealmaker of the Year Award. Levy’s charitable involvement includes the U.S. Fund for Unicef, where he is co-President of the Southern California Regional Board on which he has served since 2005. He also has served on the Advisory Board of the charity Peace Over Violence.
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