As Warner Bros. Entertainment prepares to do legal battle with Charlie Sheen, the company has tapped Mark Easton as deputy general counsel.
Easton joins Warner Bros. from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the mergers and acquisitions practice.
In his new post, which he will assume in May, Easton will work closely with Warners exec VP-general counsel John Rogovin.
He will supervise legal support for the studio’s business transactions on a global basis, as well as assist the corporate staff to identify and delineate long-term growth strategies and business plans for Warner Bros.”
Mark is one of the preeminent transactional lawyers in the country with broad legal experience and knowledge of our businesses,” said Rogovin. “His seasoned skill set and tactical approach will make him a terrific deputy general counsel and a great addition to our team.”