David K. Dormon appointed General Counsel at Downtown Music Holdings

Downtown Music Holdings has appointed David K. Dormon as General Counsel.

Dormon returns to Downtown after exiting his position as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs last fall to join the international law firm Reed Smith LLP.

He replaces current General Counsel Peter Rosenthal who is planning to depart the company to pursue another opportunity.

Dormon first joined Downtown Music Holdings in 2018 as Legal Counsel and Director of Acquisitions and quickly rose to Vice President, Legal and Business affairs.

He played a key role in the sale of Downtown’s copyrights to Concord, and its acquisition of B2B tech and services company FUGA in 2020.

Dormon also played a role in he firm’s acquisition of the catalog of the Belgium-based publisher Strictly Confidential in 2019.

Prior to joining Downtown, Dormon served at the law firms of Vedder Price and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago.

He is a graduate of Tufts University and earned his JD at University of Chicago Law School.

“I know I speak for the entire company when I welcome David back into the Downtown family.”

Andrew Bergman, Downtown

Andrew Bergman, CEO of Downtown Music Holdings, said: “I know I speak for the entire company when I welcome David back into the Downtown family.

“David has a deep knowledge of all of our operations, keen negotiating skills, global M&A expertise and the respect of the entire industry. I am pleased to be able to offer him this very important role at Downtown.

“I would be remiss in not mentioning the impact Peter Rosenthal has had on Downtown and we all wish Peter the best of luck.”

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Downtown Music Holdings and I’m grateful for the faith that Andrew and Justin have put in me to take on this new challenge.”

David K. Dormon

Dormon added: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Downtown Music Holdings and I’m grateful for the faith that Andrew and Justin have put in me to take on this new challenge.

“It’s an exciting new chapter for Downtown and I’m excited to rejoin my colleagues and begin contributing to the continued success of the company.”Music Business Worldwide

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