DreamWorks Records has tapped Richard Leher to fill the new posts of senior exec and general counsel. The former exec veep and second-in-command of Hollywood Records will act as chief legal eagle for the highly scrutinized label.
Leher, who exited Hollywood following a regime change at the Mouse House label, is known for his top talent ties and acute familiarity with the music industry landscape.
Leher’s “widely regarded business and legal acumen have made him one of the recording industry’s most sought-after executives,” said DreamWorks Records founder and co-captain Mo Ostin. “That expertise, coupled with his longstanding relationships with artists, makes him a perfect addition to the team.”
Prior to Hollywood, Leher led the music department at legal powerhouse Mitchell, Silberberg and Knupp, where he was also a senior partner. His clients included the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and A&M Records, among many others.
“In its few years of life, (DreamWorks) has amply demonstrated its commitment to artistry and artist development, and I look forward to joining in that effort,” said Leher.