Home

Instant Insights / The Weinstein Effect: The Hollywood Sex Scandal’s Impact on Big Law

Since the news broke of sexual harassment and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, one of Tinseltown’s most powerful movie moguls, ALM journalists have closely covered its connection to law firms and the legal industry. Whether the impact has meant more business for lawyers working for Weinstein or the company he formerly ran or more worries for firms facing harassment claims against their own lawyers, the legal community has felt The Weinstein Effect. In this Instant Insights, we’ve brought those stories together and will continue to update the collection as news develops.

X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Did NBC lawyers cost the network the Weinstein scoop? I hate to blame lawyers, but I can’t help wondering if NBC’s lawyers messed up on the Harvey Weinstein revelations.

NBC had one of the biggest scoops about the entertainment industry in its hot little hands, then let it go. Former MSNBC host Ronan Farrow (he’s the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen—or possibly Frank Sinatra) pitched his findings about Weinstein’s sexual exploits to NBC first, but the network sat on it and sat on it. Farrow then went to The New Yorker, and that magazine snagged it up right away. The result was one of the biggest exposes in the entertainment industry. As Farrow told Rachel Maddow on her show: “I walked into the door of The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should have been public earlier.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

More from this author

Dig Deeper

You Can't Manage It If You Don't Measure It

How are you illustrating differentiation to clients and potential lateral targets? How are you measuring performance against peers? Use Legal Compass to benchmark a firm against its competitors, unearthing unique insights about performance, partner retention, market penetration and more. Click to log in, or begin your free trial.

Get More Information
 

The Asia Legal Awards 2020Event

Where the region's top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams will gather to celebrate their most stellar achievements of the year.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.