Music lawyer Gary Gilbert is now settling into his new position as a partner in the Manatt Phelps & Phillips entertainment practice group in Los Angeles. Gilbert and two associate attorneys left Baker Hostetler earlier this month, becoming part of Manatt's initiative to broaden the national scope of its entertainment and media transactional work.

Gilbert's clients include Death Cab for Cutie, Sugarland, Social Distortion, k.d. lang, George Benson, Kenny G, Lyle Lovett, Sara Evans and Megadeth.

In addition to the entertainment group, Gilbert will work closely with Manatt's advertising, marketing and media division.

"Our corporate clients like AT&T and Cadbury Schweppes have a need for content," says Manatt partner Lee Phillips, who established the firm's music and entertainment practice 30 years ago. "We plan to continue drawing from our expertise in entertainment to connect talent to our institutional clients."

Manatt's music clients include Barbra Streisand, the Eagles, Brian Wilson and R. Kelly.

Attorneys Stephen Butler and Russell Lefferts joined Gilbert in the move to Manatt.

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