LOS ANGELES – March 10, 2021 – Davis Wright Tremaine continues growing in California with the addition of Michelle Quijano to its Los Angeles office. Michelle joins the firm's entertainment practice as of counsel, bringing extensive in-house experience from NBC Entertainment where she most recently served as vice president of legal affairs.
"After working with Michelle for years as a client, we are thrilled to welcome her to DWT's entertainment team," said partner Alonzo Wickers. Adds Bob Wyman, co-head of entertainment transactions, "We have worked hard to build a dynamic mix of veteran entertainment lawyers as well as rising lawyers with a long future ahead of them, so Michelle is a perfect complement to the team."
Quijano served as the primary show lawyer for many NBCU scripted and unscripted television projects. Her practice focuses on the full spectrum of production issues, including above-the-line talent agreements, acquisition and rights agreements, day-to-day production agreements and trademark and other intellectual property issues. In addition to her experience at NBC Entertainment, she worked at NBCUniversal's Universal Studios Home Entertainment and ITV Studios, Inc., and served as vice president of legal affairs at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and production company, All3Media America, LLC.
"I have worked with Al and his team for years and watched them build a powerful presence in the entertainment industry," said Quijano. "I’m delighted to join this team and a firm, in DWT, that is well known for helping rising lawyers build successful practices."
Quijano received her B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Davis Wright Tremaine recently reported that it had another strong year in 2020, its seventh consecutive year of record performance. Revenue increased by more than 7% and net income rose by nearly 12%. Chambers and Partners confirmed Davis Wright Tremaine's standing as the national leader in media and entertainment litigation, with more lawyers ranked than any other firm in 2020.
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