Laid-Off Pillsbury Associate Manages Bands, Finds Entertainment Clients
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.