Reed Smith Nabs Manatt Entertainment Finance Pro

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Reed Smith LLP said Wednesday it had lured a former Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP entertainment lawyer with a knack for finance, production and distribution deals to the corporate and securities group in its Century City office in Los Angeles.

Tom K. Ara joined Reed Smith as a partner, his new firm said, following his former colleague Robert Sherman to become the second entertainment industry-focused attorney to decamp from Manatt's Los Angeles outpost to that Reed Smith office this month.

Stuart Shanus, managing partner of Reed...
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