The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette held a Q&A session with WWEs
big shot lawyer Jerry McDevitt, revealing some interesting
stuff along the way.
McDevitt, who is a partner at the K&L Gates law firm in
downtown Pittsburgh, said he was originally recruited by WWE
to represent Jim The Anvil Neidhart after he was arrested
by the FBI for fighting with a US Air attendant on the way
to a show.
The 72-year-old attorney, who said has been working towards
retiring soon, said he keeps WWE as a client due to his
longstanding relationship and friendship with WWE Chairman
and CEO Vince McMahon.
Most relationships nowadays with lawyers and publicly
traded companies are at the general counsel level, McDevitt
said. Outside lawyers work with the general counsel of the
company and never with the CEO or chairman of the board.
He said that his relationship is different as he deals
directly with Vince.
It always has been. It always will be. Thats kind of a
unique relationship in the landscape of the law these days
for the outside counsel to have that sort of direct
McDevitt joked that hes been telling McMahon that he wants
to retire but obviously thats not news Vince wants to hear.