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Klein joins Barnes firm

Attorney bringing stellar roster

Prominent entertainment attorney Deborah Klein, whose clients include Jim Carrey, Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Michelle Gellar, will join Santa Monica-based Barnes Morris & Yorn as a name partner. Firm will be redubbed Barnes, Morris, Klein & Yorn.

Klein joins her new firm after 12 years with well-known Beverly Hills firm Bloom, Hergott, Cook, Diemer and Klein, where she was a name partner. Klein’s client list also includes Lauren Holly, Jada Pinkett Smith, Denise Richards, Jay Mohr and Vince Vaughn. She is expected to take most of her clients with her.

Kevin Morris of Barnes, Morris & Yorn said: “Debby Klein is a tremendous attorney whose work and practice we have long admired. Her arrival creates unlimited possibilities for our firm and the service we provide our clients.”

Klein said: “Joining Barnes, Morris & Yorn provides me an opportunity to be entrepreneurial and fulfill many of my professional goals. This firm has accomplished so much in such a short period of time, and I am excited to get in there and complement their existing business.”

Klein is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC’s law school. She spent two years at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher before joining Bloom Hergott. She is married to Mort Marcus, formerly prexy of Buena Vista Television and now exec VP of sales and development at Go.com.

Barnes, Morris & Yorn, a fast-growing 4-year-old firm, now numbers 10 attorneys. Since its inception, the firm has focused on the converging worlds of corporate finance, new media and entertainment. It boasts Artists Management Group as a client, as well as some deeper connections: Name partner Kevin Yorn is the brother of AMG principal Rick Yorn, and AMG partner Julie Yorn, Rick Yorn’s sister-in-law, manages Samuel L. Jackson, a Klein client.

Other firm clients include Matthew McConaughey, “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, John Cusack, Ellen DeGeneres, Minnie Driver, Famke Janssen, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Heche and Josh Brolin.

Corporate clients include City National Bank, Intl. Film Guarantors, Broadband Interactive Group, Propaganda Films and Lions Gate Films.

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