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Six Partners Jump from Hogan Lovells to Jenner & Block in LA

Law firm Jenner & Block LLP announced the addition of six partners to its commercial entertainment and media litigation group in its Los Angeles office. The attorneys join from the Los Angeles office of Hogan Lovells US LLP.

According to the November 10th businessweek.com article, “Jenner & Block Hires Partners From Hogan Lovells in Los Angeles”, Jenner & Block said in a statement the partners included Richard L. Stone, an antitrust and copyright lawyer in the media and entertainment industries; Kenneth D. Klein, a contract and antitrust attorney; Carissa C.W. Coze, a corporate transactions specialist; Amy M. Gallegos, who specializes in entertainment and media industry commercial litigation; intellectual property and entertainment litigator Julie Ann Shepard; and David R. Singer, an entertainment and media litigator. All will work in the Los Angeles office.

Stone was quoted as saying in the businessweek.com article: “We have been working together as a team for many years and the opportunity to move together to work at Jenner & Block to help build upon its existing group of leading media and entertainment clients was ideal. This was the perfect fit for us and where we see our practice expanding well into the future.”

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The addition of this group will increase the total number of attorneys in the Los Angeles office to 26.

Clients the group has represented recently include News Corp. as well as many of its current and former subsidiaries, such as Fox Broadcasting Co., Dow Jones & Co., Harper Collins Publishers Ltd., and MySpace Inc.

Rick Richmond, a managing partner in Los Angeles was quoted as having said in a phone interview the businessweek.com article: “We expect them to fit right in with what they’ve been doing, which is high-octane commercial litigation.”

Stephen Kay, Hogan Lovells’s managing partner of its Los Angeles office, was quoted as having said in a phone interview of the attorneys that were leaving: “Some of them have relationships (with clients) that I imagine they will seek to continue. This is, in the scheme of things, not going to have a significant impact on our West Coast practice.”

Jenner & Block was founded in 1914, and has approximately 450 attorneys who are located in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The firm has established transactional and corporate practices, which focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.

Jenner & Block is widely known as a leader in public service and pro bono advocacy. The firm has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten pro bono firms in the country by The American Lawyer magazine, and in 2010, The American Lawyer recognized Jenner & Block as the number one law firm in the country for pro bono service for the third year in a row. In addition, the firm has received the Pro Bono Institute’s John H. Pickering Award, Public Interest Law Initiative’s Pro Bono Initiative Award,  DC Bar’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, the prestigious Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association, and many more.

International law firm Hogan Lovells is co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Washington, D.C., United States. It was formed on May 1, 2010 as a product of the merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells. Together, the two firms employ an estimated 2,500 attorneys in 40 offices.

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