Veteran Hollywood lawyer Craig Emanuel has retired from legislation agency Paul Hastings after greater than 40 years an leisure authorized eagle. Emanuel will flip his focus to serving as an advisor to longtime consumer Ryan Murphy.
Emanuel was saluted in April by Selection because the 2023 Energy of Legislation honoree, paying tribute to his lengthy historical past as a revered consultant who has lengthy been lively in anti-racism initiatives and preventing antisemitism.
“Whereas the choice to go away my shoppers and Paul Hastings has not been a simple one, figuring out they’re in such nice arms with my colleagues has helped make the transition a neater one,” Emanuel mentioned.
Emanuel’s many purchasers embrace the prolific producer Ryan Murphy, filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Tony Gilroy and Australian actor Paul Hogan.
“After training as an lawyer for greater than 42 years, Craig Emanuel, longtime accomplice and former international chair of the Leisure and Media group at Paul Hastings, is retiring from our agency to work as an advisor to his long-time consumer, Ryan Murphy,” Paul Hastings mentioned. “We’re excited for Craig and sit up for persevering with to work with Craig’s shoppers, together with an ongoing relationship with him and Ryan on this new capability.”
Emanuel is thought for having lengthy relationships with shoppers akin to Murphy and Rodriguez. Emanuel advised Selection in April that it’s essential for attorneys to have deep connections with shoppers to grasp their long-term hopes and desires.
“I feel it’s important to lead from energy as to who you’re,” Emanuel mentioned.