John Meigs
Courtesy of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman
United States
2020

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, LLP

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Partner

The first BIPOC equity partner at his firm, Meigs has a stellar client list that includes long-established names such as Tyra Banks, Kaley Cuoco, Ryan Seacrest, Trevor Noah, Betty Gilpin and Aisha Tyler, along with half a dozen cast and crew members on the Emmy- 
winning HBO series “Insecure,” including Kendrick Sampson and co-creator/star Issa Rae. He’s set up 14 TV projects for Rae that are in development across HBO, HBO Max and WBTV, as well as a remake of the movie “Set It Off’ with her as both star and producer. In the wake of nationwide demonstrations against police brutality, Meigs joined with other Black Hollywood leaders to form the BlackLight Collective, which is crafting an anti-racist content and inclusion initiative dubbed the BlackLight Project.

Career

  • 20th Television
  • Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, LLP

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)
  • Harvard Law School (USA)

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