Live Nation Entertainment has hired one of its former longtime outside attorneys, veteran antitrust lawyer Dan Wall, as the Ticketmaster owner faces US antitrust scrutiny.
Wall, who retired from law firm Latham & Watkins last week, joins Live Nation as executive vice president for corporate and regulatory affairs, the Beverly Hills, California-based company said in a Thursday announcement.
Live Nation said Wall, a former chair of Latham’s antitrust practice, was a “key advisor” to the company for more than 12 years while at the law firm.
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Wall said in an interview Friday that he first discussed joining Live Nation in an advisory role with company executives more than three years ago, before delaying his retirement from Latham when the pandemic took hold. He officially retired from the firm on Jan. 31.
Wall said his position, which is not in the company’s legal department, is “intended to capture the high-profile things that are happening at any moment in time,” including fallout from a botched sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets last year.