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Stephen Scharf Joins Board of Weingart Center Association

August 16, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Tammy Metzger
Weingart Center Association
213.689.2223
tammym@weingart.org

Amber Burke
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
415.984.8891
aburke@omm.com

Los Angeles, CA - August 16, 2010 - The Weingart Center Association recently announced that O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Stephen Scharf has joined the Weingart Center’s board of directors, adding to an existing list of executives from a myriad of industries.

Scharf is a member of O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports and Media practice, and resides in the Firm’s Century City office. His particular focus is in transactions related to the financing of studios, partnerships, film sales and individual motion picture productions. Scharf regularly works on a number of international motion picture financing transactions in the UK, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford University Law School.

“I was overwhelmed by the importance of the Weingart Center's mission, and the tremendous dedication of its people,” Scharf said of his decision to join the board. 

About the Weingart Center Association
Located in the heart of Skid Row, the Weingart Center Association transforms the lives of Los Angeles’ homeless men and women, helping them to break the cycle of homelessness and lead self-sufficient lives by providing on-site transitional housing; case management; substance abuse recovery; medical and mental health treatment; education; workforce development; and other services. Tailored programs are available for veterans, people on parole, women and HIV+ individuals. The Weingart Center Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the premier agency of its kind in the West and a model for the nation. Visit www.weingart.org for more information.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 900 lawyers in 14 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.omm.com