AMEC’S COUNSEL OF THE YEAR AWARDS WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) celebrated the achievement of the following attorneys at a gala awards dinner on Thursday, January 19:
The Larchmont Buzz
Counsel of the Year
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing Legal
PwC Daniel Brandhorst
Dealmaker of the Year
Warner Bros. Discovery
Labor and Employment Counsel of the Year
Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Technology and New Media Counsel of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
Along with the honorees and their guests, several dignitaries attended the event, including prominent attorney and recently elected Los Angeles Council Member Traci Parks.
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