Mandell Menkes merges with Leavens, Strand & Glover

Mandell Menkes merges with Leavens, Strand & Glover to expand media and entertainment practice within full-service law firm (Chicago — 15 November 2018) – Mandell Menkes and entertainment law boutique Leavens, Strand & Glover announced that they are joining forces effective January 1, 2019. The combination expands Mandell Menkes’ media and entertainment practice, giving its … Continue reading “Mandell Menkes merges with Leavens, Strand & Glover”

Chicago Entertainment Lawyer, Linda Mensch dies in tragic accident

Linda Mensch, Chicago entertainment attorney at the firm Mandell Menkes LLC, and board member with A Safe Haven, the homelessness prevention organization, died last week in a hit-and-run while leaving the Garfield Park Conservatory. Witnesses said that Mensch and a friend were crossing the street in the 300 block of North Central Park Avenue, near … Continue reading “Chicago Entertainment Lawyer, Linda Mensch dies in tragic accident”

Indie Film Town Hall: Legal and Insurance Challenges

The Indie Film Town Hall series brings together Chicago’s independent film and media-making community during these difficult times.  In a series of lunchtime meetings over Zoom, members of Chicago’s indie film and media organizations will discuss the challenges that face our industries and actions we are taking in support of each other and Chicago-area creators. … Continue reading “Indie Film Town Hall: Legal and Insurance Challenges”

When Dressed for Success means pajamas

Editor’s Note: The world changed right before our very eyes. We now work, live, exercise and entertain ourselves in our homes. This is the new normal. In this new on-going series, we check in on ad agencies, production companies, post-houses, and anyone else who wants to talk about their personal experiences during this coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Anne … Continue reading “When Dressed for Success means pajamas”

Dodging the #MeToo bullet or a policy of unintended consequences?

A Chicago attorney examines corporate dating policies, including the one that prompted McDonald’s to fire former CEO Steve Easterbrook Anne S. Jordan is an attorney with the Chicago-based firm Mandell Menkes LLC, advocate of strong corporate ethics standards, and frequent critic of well-intended but misguided corporate policies. Many companies have policies that prohibit a supervisor … Continue reading “Dodging the #MeToo bullet or a policy of unintended consequences?”