February 19, 2020

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Michael McNamara and Kirsten Hicks Spira and Associate Brian Adesman highlight the case of Depp v. Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal La Viollette Feldman Schenkman & Goldman, LLP.  In the case, actor Johnny Depp alleged, among other claims, that the firm committed legal malpractice by mismanaging and misappropriating his finances and collecting millions in attorneys’ fees without a written signed agreement.  Last October, Mr. Depp and his former law firm settled, with the actor reportedly receiving an eight-figure payment.  The authors give background of the case, the ruling and takeaways for entertainment lawyers.