Alan Hergott
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A four-decade veteran entertainment attorney, Hergott held a client list including top stars such as Brad Pitt and Russell Crowe and producer power couple Kathleen Kennedy (“Solo: A Star Wars Story”) and Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”). Recently, he cut deals for Pitt to star opposite Leonardo Di Caprio in the eagerly awaited “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and director Michael Engler (“Downton Abbey”) to helm the two-hour premiere of the NBC miniseries “The Gilded Age.” Among his other clients were Alan Ball (HBO’s “True Blood”) as well as producer David Heyman and director David Yates, best known for their work on the “Harry Potter” films and the more recent J.K. Rowling adaptation “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” He announced he would be leaving his firm in May 2019.


  • Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen, LLP (DEFUNCT)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles)


  • Northwestern University (IL, USA)
  • University of Michigan (MI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree


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Jake Bloom and Alan Hergott to Retire as Johnny Depp Trial Nears

Jake Bloom and Alan Hergott to Retire as Johnny Depp Trial Nears

Attorneys Jake Bloom and Alan Hergott have announced they are retiring from their namesake law firm, while still embroiled in litigation with former client Johnny Depp.Bloom has represented stars like Nicolas Cage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham, among many others in a long career in Hollywood. Hergott represented Brad Pitt, Kathleen Kennedy, Russell Crowe.Their firm -- with the unwieldy name of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman -- has been renamed Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen. Many of...


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