Eisner, LLP Continues Expansion of New York Office, Entertainment Practice with Addition of Kerry Smith and Darien Schwartz
New York, NY—June 19, 2019—Eisner, LLP today announced that it has expanded its entertainment practice with the addition of Kerry Smith, most recently the head of the television and film group in New York for Greenspoon Marder LLP. Smith joins Eisner as a partner and will work from both the New York and Los Angeles offices. Another former Greenspoon Marder attorney, Darien Schwartz, joins Eisner as an associate in the New York office.
“Kerry is a well-known talent who brings deep industry ties and experience to her work,” said firm chair Michael Eisner. “Her bicoastal entertainment practice makes her an ideal match for Eisner, and her addition provides another signal of our momentum in New York.”
Over the course of her nearly two-decade-long career, Smith has focused her practice on television and film production, representing companies producing a wide variety of programming, including the producers of the Primetime Emmys and the Tony Awards. She also represents writers, directors, and on-air talent. Smith previously served as a television agent at Artists Agency in New York and later as the director of business affairs at ABC Entertainment.
Schwartz focuses his practice in the entertainment and media space as well. He previously held positions at various music-related entertainment companies and has been involved in numerous television and film productions, including Billboard Women in Music, the Tony Awards, and IMDb’s Unmade.
“We are thrilled to have Kerry and Darien join our team in New York, where our presence is only continuing to grow,” said Leslie Corwin, managing partner of Eisner’s New York office, who joined the firm last June with partner Simon Miller. “When we launched the New York office last year, it was our goal to attract high-level talent, particularly in the media and entertainment space, and with the arrival of Kerry and Darien, we’ve done just that.”
“I’m looking forward to joining Eisner’s renowned entertainment group,” said Smith. “The firm already has a national reputation and is now poised for tremendous growth in New York. I’m excited to complement the work of the talented lawyers across the entire firm.”