DGA hires lawyer Hollander in East

Legal eagle key in helping with administration, enforcement of deals

HOLLYWOOD — The Directors Guild of America has hired labor attorney Russell Hollander as assistant Eastern executive director.

Hollander has been a partner at Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, a firm specializing in repping labor orgs and employee benefit plans.

“Russell Hollander will play a key role in the administration and enforcement of the guild’s network staff agreements and the Freelance Live Tape and Television agreement in our New York office,” national exec director Jay D. Roth said. “His experience as a partner in one of the top labor law firms in the U.S. makes him a valuable member of our DGA East Coast team.”

Hollander also will be responsible for DGA contract negotiations with local stations in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington.

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