Entertainment Attorney Michael Diamond Dies at 73

He served as executive vp and general counsel for Ronald Perelman’s New World Communications Group.

Michael Diamond, a executive vp and general counsel for Ronald Perelman’s New World Communications Group in the 1990s, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles after a long struggle with cancer. He was 73.

Diamond also worked closely with the late NBC president and producer Brandon Tartikoff during his career and represented the interests of the Walt Disney Co. and other major companies.

Diamond graduated from Brown University and Columbia University Law School before becoming a litigation partner at Skadden, Arps in New York in 1971. After overseeing the launch of the firm’s office in Los Angeles, he headed the litigation division for Milbank, Tweed.

In recent years, Diamond headed his own company, MHD Group, which was devoted to mediation and legal counsel services.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Marilyn.

 

 

 

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