Richard Levy, a senior associate at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, has joined ICM as senior vice president and general counsel.
He will be based in Los Angeles, where he will be responsible for supervising the legal affairs of the agency.
Levy comes to ICM following the departure of Wayne Kabak, the agency’s executive VP and general counsel for the past 10 years. Kabak will pursue other career opportunities, the agency said, including the representation of authors, broadcasters and journalists. ICM said it moved the base of its general counsel to Los Angeles, but Kabak elected to stay in Gotham.
“It has been a rare privilege to have worked closely with Wayne for the past 17 years,” Sam Cohn, the vice chairman of the agency, said in a statement. “I have the greatest respect for his mastery of the law, but even more for the maturity of his judgment and advice, which have been invaluable to this institution.”
At Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Levy was senior associate in the employment and entertainment practice groups.
“Rick Levy has become fully familiar with ICM in his capacity as outside labor counsel,” said Jeffrey Berg, chairman and CEO of ICM. “We are fortunate that he has elected to join our firm at this time of rapid growth.”