Proskauer takes over LA practice

US firm Proskauer Rose has taken over a Los Angeles entertainment practice to broaden its coverage of a booming industry.

Ten-lawyer McCambridge Deixler and Marmaro will bring in clients such as record label Elektra Entertainment, recording artists The Smashing Pumpkins and television companies USA Networks and NBC.

Los Angeles managing partner Martin Zohn says the Los Angeles office will now have more than 35 litigators.

McCambridge Deixler partner Richard Marmaro says the firm has been approached by other national firms.

He says: “New York and Washington firms have approached us over the years, but we thought that this was the best fit. We thought that we could attract a more national clientele by being a large international firm rather than a small boutique firm.”

Last year Proskauer took a five-partner entertainment team from LA firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker.