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Casady1

(2,133 posts)
Thu Apr 27, 2023, 02:06 PM Apr 2023

Disney Goes After DeSantis With O'Melveny, WilmerHale Veterans

Source: Bloomberg news

Walt Disney Co. has turned to O’Melveny & Myers and WilmerHale in its lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over what the entertainment company has called “a targeted campaign of government retaliation.”

Renowned litigator Daniel Petrocelli, chair of O’Melveny’s trial practice and the firm’s vice chair, is on Disney’s team. Petrocelli’s former client list includes former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling, boxer Manny Pacquiao, rapper Travis Scott and former President Donald Trump.

Jonathan Hacker, chair of O’Melveny’s Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice, is also on Disney’s high-powered team, along with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner Alan Schoenfeld.

Read more: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/disney-goes-after-desantis-with-omelveny-wilmerhale-veterans



These are heavyweights from O'Melvany and Myers and Wilmer hale. I know these firms very well. Desantis is not in their league and he never practiced against people like this. He is in for a rude awakening. O only wish he was personally liable. The state of Florida lawyers are like Desantis lightweights. Dan Petrocelli of OJ fame is on the team.
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Disney Goes After DeSantis With O'Melveny, WilmerHale Veterans (Original Post) Casady1 Apr 2023 OP
Petrocelli Floyd R. Turbo Apr 2023 #1
. Carlitos Brigante Apr 2023 #9
They really need to take this seriously. Disney does not play games with courts or in court ... marble falls Apr 2023 #2
Daniel Petrocelli is who I would choose if I needed an attorney obamanut2012 Apr 2023 #3
Rut Roo! The mouse deploys the big guns. DeSatin is about to get his buns kicked. flashman13 Apr 2023 #4
Let's make Desantis defend Casady1 Apr 2023 #5
He's too ignorant to know or care SouthernDem4ever Apr 2023 #6
I like it republianmushroom Apr 2023 #7
You messed with the Mouse Wolf Frankula Apr 2023 #8
DeathSantis has two local attorneys who are not big law LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2023 #10
Wilmer alum. onenote Apr 2023 #11
DeSantis really has f***ed himself with his insane vendetta as he has put the taxpayers cstanleytech Apr 2023 #12

marble falls

(59,585 posts)
2. They really need to take this seriously. Disney does not play games with courts or in court ...
Thu Apr 27, 2023, 02:29 PM
Apr 2023

... Disney has deeper pockets than Dominion.

flashman13

(822 posts)
4. Rut Roo! The mouse deploys the big guns. DeSatin is about to get his buns kicked.
Thu Apr 27, 2023, 03:25 PM
Apr 2023

There is certainly nothing in FL Attorney General Ashley Moody's resume that makes me think she is up to defending against the mouse's high dollar attorneys.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
6. He's too ignorant to know or care
Thu Apr 27, 2023, 05:29 PM
Apr 2023

He'll keep up his 'bull in the china shop' manner of governance. Now the question is, will the very stupid people that voted for him care enough to remove him?

LetMyPeopleVote

(149,197 posts)
10. DeathSantis has two local attorneys who are not big law
Sat Apr 29, 2023, 09:38 PM
Apr 2023

I did my time at three big law firms and my oldest child is a partner at a big law firm. All of the partners working on the Disney litigation are charging far more than what Florida is paying its attorneys


onenote

(43,404 posts)
11. Wilmer alum.
Sun Apr 30, 2023, 01:20 AM
Apr 2023

I started my legal career with Wilmer (then Wilmer Cutler and Pickering) more than 40 years ago. I would not want to be on the other side of those guys.

cstanleytech

(26,560 posts)
12. DeSantis really has f***ed himself with his insane vendetta as he has put the taxpayers
Sun Apr 30, 2023, 02:01 AM
Apr 2023

on the hook for a ton of money.

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