Former WME partner Brian Swardstrom has joined UTA as a partner and talent agent.

Swardstrom was a founding partner at WME but left the agency before the holiday. He will work in UTA’s New York office.

Swardstrom repped such clients as Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Damian Lewis, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Rooney Mara, Michael C. Hall, Diane Lane, Claire Danes, Michael Douglas, Patrick Stewart, Richard Gere, Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, Jonathan Groff, Jamie Bell, Scott Speedman, Ray Stevenson, Bill Paxton, Julie Christie, Tracey Ullman and Frances McDormand, and filmmakers including Sam Taylor-Johnson, Luca Guadagnino, Ira Sachs and Oren Moverman, among many others.

It is unknown at this time which clients will be coming over with him.