I hear that bigtime entertainment lawyer Deborah Klein is leaving the Century City law firm that bears her name, Barnes Morris Klein Mark Yorn Barnes & Levine. Her clients include Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Samuel Jackson, Paul Rudd. Sources tell me that her sudden desire to depart caught the firm by surprise and that managing partner Kevin Morris isn’t making it easy for her to exit. I recently wrote about Klein in my LA Weekly column about The Worst Talent Deal Ever.

(FYI, I’ll post more strike reporting when I return from dinner…)

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