July 22, 2011
Partner Andrew M. White was named one of "America's
Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys," by The Hollywood Reporter and
featured in an article, "Power Lawyers 2011."
Editor Matthew Belloni noted, "The quiet (and sometimes
not so quiet) forces behind every deal, dispute and decision in Hollywood
are honored in The Hollywood Reporter's
fifth annual list." The publication "canvassed the showbiz
landscape to determine the attorneys behind the year's biggest deals and
cases. Candidates are evaluated against their peers (litigators vs.
litigators, dealmakers vs. dealmakers)..."
A profile of Mr. White discussed White O'Connor's merger
with Kelley Drye and his position as the chair of the firm's entertainment and
media practice. It also highlighted Mr. White's victory for Steven
Spielberg and Paramount in a case
alleging similarities between the movie, Disturbia, and the story that
inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.