McKool Smith has announced that veteran entertainment litigator Jeffery McFarland has joined the firm as a Principal in its Los Angeles office. Mr. McFarland handles general commercial litigation with a focus on entertainment industry disputes. There has been extensive coverage of the announcment.
Media Coverage can be found below:
- “McKool Smith Welcomes Entertainment Litigator Jeffery McFarland” Lawdragon (09-16-2021)
"McKool Smith, on the nation’s leading trial firms, has announced that veteran entertainment litigator Jeffery McFarland has joined the firm as principal in its Los Angeles office. Mr. McFarland focuses on general business litigation with a specialized niche for entertainment industry disputes, including representing major production companies."
- "McKool Smith Hires Calif. Entertainment Litigator" Law360 (09-16-2021)
"A Los Angeles-based entertainment litigator has joined litigation boutique McKool Smith as a principal, the firm announced Thursday. Jeffery McFarland, whose clients include major studios, video game publishers, independent production companies, talent agencies, actors, and directors, joins the firm after a year at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Prior to that, he worked at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP."
- "Entertainment Litigator Jeff McFarland Is on the Move Again" Reuters (09-07-2021)
"McKool Smith has tapped a veteran entertainment litigator from McDermott, Will & Emery who has represented actors, producers, screenwriters, film production companies and video game publishers. Jeffery McFarland's move to McKool Smith comes a little more than a year after he jumped to McDermott from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where he previously served as co-chair of the firm's national media and entertainment practice."
- “Wake Up Call” Bloomberg Law (09-20-2021)
"McKool Smith poached McDermott Will & Emery entertainment litigation partner Jeffery McFarland as a principal in Los Angeles. He earlier spent close to two decades at Quinn Emanuel."
- “The Daily Docket” Thomson Reuters Westlaw (09-20-2021)
"McKool Smith has brought on Jeffery McFarland as a commercial litigation principal in the firm’s Los Angeles office. McFarland formerly practiced at McDermott."
- “On the Move” Daily Journal (09-20-2021)
"Jeffery David McFarland as principal in Los Angeles. McFarland specializes in business litigation involving the entertainment industry. He is based in Los Angeles."
- “Full Disclosure” Financial Times (09-23-2021)
"McKool Smith added entertainment litigator Jeffrey McFarland to its LA office. He joins from McDermott, Will & Emery."
- “Midsize Moves” The Mid-Market Report (09-23-2021)
"McKool Smith onboarded Jeffery McFarland, an entertainment litigator from McDermott Will & Emery, to its Los Angeles office earlier this month in a partner-level role. Firm leaders said he will help expand the firm’s practice with his “vast network and wealth of experience,” according to a press release by the firm. McFarland’s clients include major studios, video game publishers, independent production companies, television networks and talent agencies, as well as individual managers, actors, producers and directors."
- "McKool Smith Adds Another Entertainment Litigator" Daily Journal (09-28-2021)
"Grant Maxwell has joined as a principal in the commercial litigation practice group. McKool Smith has welcomed another entertainment litigator as part of its efforts to expand its Los Angeles business litigation practice. The firm announced Monday that Grant Maxwell has joined as a principal in the commercial litigation practice group. His clients include corporations, major financial institutions, studios and production companies, their officers and directors, small business owners, celebrities and politicians."