Attorney Jerry Longarzo, co-founder and managing partner of Longarzo Vance Klevan LLP, has died at the age of 58.The entertainment lawyer and Grammy winner passed away in Los Angeles on January 10 after a nearly year-long fight against pancreatic cancer.
The Georgetown grad is survived by his wife of 23 years, Diana, his three sons, his parents, sisters, nieces, nephews and grand nephews and nieces.“Jerry was a force,” LVK Partner, Christian Vance said today of Longarzo.“He brought an energy and enthusiasm to everything he did… both personally and professionally,” the lawyer continued. “He left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and this firm.
The team that he built here is committed to Jerry’s client-centric philosophy,” Vance also noted. “The firm remains committed to continue executing on Jerry’s vision, ensuring his legacy lives on.”After a nine-year stint as a TV Business Affairs SVP at the Walt Disney Company, Longarzo became an EVP at Newscorp in 2006.Read more on deadline.com