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Laid-Off Pillsbury Associate Manages Bands, Finds Entertainment Clients

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An associate laid off in March from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman hasn’t given up on his dream to represent entertainment clients.

Brandon Dorsky, formerly a member of Pillsbury’s intellectual property practice group, turned down a job offer at a Cleveland law firm and opted to stay in California, the American Lawyer reports. “My whole reason for coming to Los Angeles was to get involved in talent representation, and I didn’t want to give that up,” he told the legal publication. “That is my dream and what I want to do.”

He’s already well on his way. After being laid off, Dorsky e-mailed friends and business contacts in an effort to find work, the story says. Within three days, he had a new client—TRG Sports and Entertainment—recommended by a friend from his college days at the University of Michigan, where he worked at a club booking music acts and negotiating contracts.

Dorsky also has done legal work for a band in Brooklyn and an apparel company. And he has gotten work managing bands such as The French Semester. “The long-term goal is to find a recording artist that has true upward potential,” he told the legal magazine.

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