(NEW YORK, NY – June 5, 2007) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP has added five leading attorneys to launch its Entertainment, Media and Sports practice group, led by well-known entertainment, media and corporate lawyer L. Londell McMillan. Mr. McMillan is best known for his representation of artists and musical icons such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Roberta Flack, Usher, Kanye West, Russell Simmons and others.
Mr. McMillan joins LeBoeuf Lamb from The McMillan Group, a law firm he founded in 1997 specializing in entertainment and sports law, business operations, and public advocacy. Prior to The McMillan Group, he established himself as a leading entertainment and media lawyer with the commercial litigation law firm of Gold, Farrell & Marks. Mr. McMillan started his law career and previously practiced corporate law at LeBoeuf Lamb, where he counseled multi-media companies, private and publicly-held corporations and financial institutions.
Currently, Mr. McMillan is defending Michael Jackson and his corporate trusts, which hold his intellectual property portfolio related to The Beatles catalog.
Commenting on his move, McMillan said, “LeBoeuf Lamb is a premier firm with an international presence that will serve as a great asset in servicing our clients and expanding the practice. I view my return to LeBoeuf as a homecoming and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s dynamic growth.”
Along with McMillan, the firm has brought in John Quiñones from The McMillan Group as a partner in the New York office. Quiñones served as the head of the corporate finance and asset management practice area. He was previously the manager of Product Management Law at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF). He was also a senior attorney in the corporate finance department of Brown & Wood and a litigation associate at Parker, Chapin, Flateau, and Klimpl.
Bernard H. Jackson, III has also joined the firm as Counsel in the New York office. Mr. Jackson was senior counsel at The McMillan Group specializing in media, entertainment and intellectual property law.
Associates Frank C. Salzano and Julian K. Petty have also joined the firm.
“These hires firmly establish LeBoeuf as a significant player in the entertainment field and provide us with exciting opportunities for growth,” said LeBoeuf Lamb Chairman Steven H. Davis. “This highly-skilled, energetic group will be a great complement to our work in this area.”
Founded in 1929, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP is a full-service, global law firm with more than 700 lawyers serving clients in every major capital market. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.llgm.com.