John Farrell, General Counsel

John Farrell was named General Counsel, Endemol Shine North America in March 2015.

Farell, who was previously General Counsel for Endemol USA, oversees all aspects of legal and business affairs for the company’s production and development activities. Farrell originally joined Endemol USA in 2011 as General Counsel, overseeing all aspects of legal and business affairs.

Previously, Farrell was a partner at the transactional entertainment law firm Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, where he represented Endemol USA and other clients for more than ten years. Before that, Farrell practiced as an attorney in the entertainment department of the law firm O'Melveny & Myers.

He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1996. From 1994 to 1995, Farrell served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William Matthew Byrne, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles). He earned his J.D. and his B.A. (in English) from Yale, in 1994 and 1990, respectively.

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