Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, October 16, 2002


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Motion Picture Expert Joins Local Office of Greenberg Traurig




The expansion of Greenberg Traurig’s entertainment law practice continues with the addition of Randolph Paul, formerly the head of business affairs for Miramax.

Paul, a member of the Independent Producers Association, joined Greenberg as a shareholder on Oct. 1 after several months of negotiations.

Paul, who was of counsel at Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione before moving to Greenberg, specializes in issues arising in the motion picture industry.

At Gipson he represented independent motion picture and television production companies, writers, producers and artists.  

Paul brought his clients with him when he left Gipson, Jay Cooper said. Cooper was hired in January to launch and head the firm’s entertainment practice at the Los Angeles office.

Cooper, who was involved in recruiting Paul, said he was interested in acquiring the New York native because of his “broad expertise” in the motion picture industry.

“His focus on this side of the industry rounds out our office’s broad-based entertainment group,” Cooper said.

Twelve attorneys at the local office are dedicated to serving clients in the music, motion picture, television, and literary industries, Cooper said. 

In the past, the firm’s entertainment practice in Atlanta and New York has focused on the music industry and has recently expanded into television.

The addition of Paul reflects the firm’s desire to expand the practice in new directions, Cooper said, adding, “entertainment is viewed by this firm as very important to the firm’s future goals.”

Paul was admitted to the bar in California in 1998, and in New York in 1976.  He served as the head of business affairs at Miramax for 4 1/2 years before moving to California in 1991.


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