Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2020, 7:54 PM

McDermott Raids Quinn Emanuel for L.A. Entertainment Law Leader

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

McDermott Will & Emery is continuing its expansion, this time on the West Coast, bringing aboard one of the leaders of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s national media and entertainment practice.

Los Angeles entertainment attorney Jeffery McFarland is the third lawyer from Quinn Emanuel, a prominent litigation firm, to decamp for McDermott in recent weeks. Jane Byrne, the co-chair Quinn Emanuel’s insurance and reinsurance group, and Guyon Knight joined McDermott’s office in New York last month.

McFarland focuses on general business litigation with a niche for disputes in the entertainment industry, a space where Quinn Emanuel is well-known. The firm ...

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