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Joshua Grode Joins Irell & Manella as Partner and Co-Chair of Transactions Practice

Corporate media attorney Joshua Grode has joined Irell & Manella LLP as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s transactions group. Known as a savvy dealmaker, Grode represented Colony Captial in its $660 million purchase of Miramax Films as well as Summit Entertainment in its sale to Lionsgate. He comes to the firm from Liner LLP.

Grode will join chair Gregory Klein in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Also coming over from Liner are  media and entertainment attorneys Paul D. Swanson, Sam A. Kozhaya and associates David Evans, Esther Kang and Zachary Smith.

“We are thrilled to welcome this group to the firm. Their deep transactional expertise will be a significant asset to the firm and our clients,”  Irell & Manella Managing Partner Andrei Iancu  said in a statement. “This addition demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of our transactions practice, which has always been a vibrant part of our firm.”

Grode has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing and day-to-day corporate governance matters.

“Irell is one of the most prestigious firms in the country, if not the world, with world-class attorneys and resources. I look forward to working with my new partners and marrying our expertise with theirs to deliver the highest level of advisory service and solutions to our clients,” said Grode.

Swanson, who will join as of counsel to the firm, will advise clients on corporate and intellectual property and entertainment-related transactions and issues. He has counseled studios, production companies and financiers in connection with a wide range of issues related to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of intellectual properties and entertainment content, including television programs, video games and motion pictures.

Kozhaya will serve as corporate counsel and focus on structured finance, bankruptcy and corporate matters. He will represent studios, production companies, video game publishers and developers, and financiers in connection with development, production and licensing agreements.

 

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