Williams & Connolly
Loeb & Loeb
have landed assignments representing some big name clients this week, with the latter helping Arsenio Hall return to late night TV, and the former advising Ann Curry in connection with her looming exit from NBC’s
show and New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin in his contract talks with the team.
Almost 20 years after
The Arsenio Hall Show
went off the air, its namesake host is poised to return to the small screen with a
nightly syndicated program beginning in September 2013
on 17 select CBS stations. CBS predecessor Paramount produced the comedian’s previous foray into late night that ran from 1989 to 1994.
Fellow W&C partner James Tanner Jr. whose
star-studded client list
includes NBA players Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Hidayet Turkoglu, and Thaddeus Young, as well as WNBA stars Alana Beard and Tamika Catchings, has now added Jeremy Lin to that group,
according to a report by Bloomberg
The New York Times
’s Peter Lattman
beat us to the punch Thursday
in noting W&C’s concurrent roles for Curry and Lin.)
Lin said in a statement
that Tanner and W&C “are the best fit for me in all aspects of my career.” Tanner will work with Lin’s current San Antonio–based agent,
, as he negotiates a new contract for his client with the Knicks and potentially lucrative sponsorship deals through Lin’s role as the NBA’s first Asian American player.