Christopher Chatham has made the leap from boutique agency to authorized powerhouse.
The legal professional, who represents tv character Phil McGraw and his present “Dr. Phil” alongside a wide range of different TV properties, has moved from his Los Angeles-based Chatham Regulation Group to associate on the Leisure Group within the L.A. workplace of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, a agency that features 450 professionals in a number of U.S. places.
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Chatham (above, left) is accompanied within the transfer by Chatham Regulation affiliate Sandra Bignone (above, proper)
At Manatt, Chatham will proceed to function authorized counsel to distinguished leisure trade figures and construction offers with main networks, studios and streamers. He has developed a fame as a high Hollywood dealmakers for shopper manufacturers backed by movie star influencers and has additionally labored with shoppers on partnership agreements, joint ventures, expertise holding offers, licensing pacts – in addition to advising them on personnel issues.
“Chris has a stellar fame as considered one of leisure’s most sought-after advisors, and his expertise aligns with the kind of pioneering work we recurrently help on behalf of our shoppers,” stated Donna L. Wilson, Manatt’s CEO and managing associate. “Chris’ arrival will amplify our already sturdy choices as we proceed to counsel shoppers by way of the complete spectrum of authorized and enterprise issues fueling the expansion of the leisure trade, in addition to different cutting-edge sectors during which Manatt focuses.”
Added associate and chief of Manatt Leisure Jordan Bromley, “Chris might be an instrumental a part of our work as we assist our shoppers search for alternatives to boost engagement and increase their companies.”
Lots of Chatham’s shoppers are anticipated to comply with him to Manatt. The destiny of Chatham Regulation Group was unclear.
Bignone has labored carefully with Chatham on a variety of enterprise issues and has structured agreements for TV and movie tasks with distributors. She additionally reps influencers in a wide range of enterprise offers and partnerships – whereas additionally managing shoppers’ day-to-day wants.
“Manatt’s workforce of visionaries and artistic thinkers work with the largest names in leisure, and their philosophy of bringing a enterprise lens to their work actually resonated with me,” Chatham stated. “I’m excited to affix such a formidable group of pros with the shared objectives of expertise advocacy, innovation and trade transformation.”
Manatt has been strategically increasing its roster. Chatham and Bignone are the most recent additions on the West Coast, becoming a member of Expertise and Mental Property Litigation associate Timothy Lohse in Palo Alto, Digital and Expertise Transactions associate Michel C. Narganes in San Francisco – in addition to L.A.-based leisure litigation counsel Sarah E. Moses and trial legal professional Naeun Rim.
Chatham has been acknowledged in Selection’s Authorized Influence Report and Dealmakers Influence Report. Bignone has been featured in Selection’s Authorized Influence Report as a rising star within the Up Subsequent class.
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