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Manatt ups legal eagle

Armstrong tapped as partner

Roger L. Armstrong has been upped to partner at law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

“Roger is a dedicated and talented attorney, and we are proud to welcome him into the partnership,” said Manatt chief executive and managing partner Paul H. Irving. “Manatt has grown and evolved tremendously during the past year, and Roger, along with the other 10 newly elected partners, was instrumental in that growth and evolution.”

Armstrong is a member of the entertainment, media and intellectual property unit in the firm’s L.A. office. His transactional practice focuses on the film and television industries and includes the representation of talent, production companies and financiers.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Armstrong was a film marketing executive.

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