LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Manager Jeff Kwatinetz is putting his Harvard Law degree to use, revealing he is leaving the The Firm as CEO after relaunching the company two years ago to join Mark Geragos's law firm Geragos & Geragos.
According to Deadline, Kwatinetz plans to practice civil rights litigation, while remaining actively involved in film and television production company CubeVision, and the new pro basketball league The Big3 he co-founded with Ice Cube.
“I know this is what I’m supposed to be doing. When I saw Straight Outta Compton, it was a moment for me. I always thought that entertainment could make a difference and Ice Cube has always done that himself. Small or large, I need to make material change and be a force for good,” Kwatinetz told Deadline.
Kwatinetz will become Of Counsel with Geragos & Geragos, a term that describes an attorney who is affiliated with a firm, often with the experience of, but not officially an associate or partner.
According to Deadline, Kwatinetz became friendly with Geragos and the two collaborated on producing produced ABC’s Notorious along with mutual close friend Kenny Meiseles. As well, Geragos was an investor in Kwatinetz’s and Ice Cube’s BIG3, Deadline reported.
“I’m very proud of everything we’ve accomplished and that makes me feel confident to take this next step,” said Kwatinetz. “With the success of BIG3 and CubeVision, I am motivated by that and the overall good they can bring and know this move is the final piece of the puzzle. When I see Mark (Geragos) working on cases like Colin Kaepernick and see other civil rights cases he is working and doing out of a passion of what is right, that speaks to me. And for me, these three things naturally align.”