Lawyer For Vince McMahon & WWE Retiring, Pulled From Ongoing Lawsuit

Lawyer For Vince McMahon & WWE Retiring, Pulled From Ongoing Lawsuit WWE

Jerry McDevitt, the long-standing lawyer for Vince McMahon and WWE, looks to be calling time on his career very soon.

A few days ago, WWE filed for an extension to respond to MLW’s amended lawsuit against the company, citing that it had “recently retained new counsel and requires adequate time to investigate the allegations”.

Wrestlenomics has now delved deeper into the situation, noting that McDevitt (of the K&L Gates law firm) is no longer representing WWE in the suit and instead lawyers from the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Warton & Garrison LLP firm will be.

That firm has already done some work with WWE recently regarding the deal with Endeavor to form the TKO company.

McDevitt told Wrestlenomics he is “working towards retirement” by the end of 2023, and because the MLW lawsuit will take so long to complete, he pulled out of representing WWE on it. He said:

“As you may know, since early 2022 I have been working towards retirement. I had hoped that the Court would again dismiss MLW’s lawsuit as it did the first time.

“When it did not, and it became obvious that the case would run into at least 2025 in all probability, I advised my client that I would be wrapping things up by year-end and that it would make sense for them to secure counsel who can go the distance on the case now that discovery will be starting.

“There is also the chance that I might be a witness given the allegations. I will be 74 this January and it just seems like the right time to make necessary transitions.

“We have worked with Paul, Weiss on other matters and they are an excellent firm who I will be helping get up to speed.

“It has been a great 36-year run with a great Company and Vince (McMahon). and I am very proud of all that we accomplished during that time, and I will continue to help them any way I can.”

WWE, MLW and the court agreed to WWE’s extension and the company now has until August 14 to respond to MLW’s latest amended suit.

WWE also recently filed for an extension in the lawsuit filed by former writer Britney Abrahams who sued over discriminatory behavior within the company.

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3 months ago by Liam Winnard


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