Showbiz legal giant raises 3 to partners

Morris, Mandelbaum, Austen upped at percentery

Expanding their roles within the firm, entertainment law practice Armstrong Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman and Wertheimer has added three more names to its already considerable masthead — the first time it has done so in over a decade.

Partners Marcy Morris, Jamie Mandelbaum, and Karl Austen have all been upped, making the new moniker Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris. (Founding partner Art Armstrong has retired from private practice but remains “of counsel” to the firm, founded in 1976.)

Firm reps emerging and established actors, comedians, writers, producers and directors in the film and television industry, including Nicole Kidman, Matt LeBlanc and Jonathan Mostow. Mandelbaum reps numerous TV clients, including “Sex and the City” exec producer Michael Patrick King, “CSI” exec producer Carol Mendelsohn and “That ’70s Show” exec producer Mark Brazill. Austen’s clients include actors Jude Law and Jessica Biel, while Morris’ list includes Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson and “Six Feet Under” star Peter Krause.

Partner Jim Jackoway described the elevation as “an important step in the evolution of our firm,” calling the trio’s expanded leadership role “integral to the continued development of our practice.”

Austen joined the firm in 1994, a graduate of Harvard Law School; Mandelbaum joined in 1987, a graduate of NYU Law; and Morris joined in 1986, a graduate of UCLA Law.

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