Law Firm Snaps up Former Warner Heavyweight Schulman

Longtime studio general counsel set to head entertainment department for Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Last Updated: December 16, 2009 @ 4:32 PM

Former Warner Bros. legal heavyweight John Schulman has joined law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp as a partner and chairman of its entertainment department.

Schulman spent 25 years as lead counsel for Warner, developing the top in-studio legal department in Hollywood.

He retired from the studio in 2008 as executive VP and general counsel.

“I’m enthused about joining a law firm with a thriving, multi-disciplinary entertainment practice,” Schulman said in a statement. “There is a great deal of legal talent in the firm and I hope I can help their practice prosper and grow.”