Overview

David Korduner joined KM&M in July 2024. David was previously Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Labor Relations at our client Fifth Season, LLC, an independent studio that finances, produces, and distributes premium scripted series, feature films, and documentaries. At Fifth Season, David provided guidance regarding all union issues and contract interpretation and compliance, served as liaison to the entertainment industry unions, handled grievances and claims, and oversaw disciplinary matters involving represented employees.

David was previously General Counsel and later Associate National Executive Director at the Directors Guild of America, where he spent much of his career. He was a primary participant in DGA Basic Agreement negotiations and drafting, managed internal union governance, and oversaw the Credits, Membership, Reports Compliance, Research, Residuals, Signatories, Human Resources, IT, and Legal Departments, foreign levies, and the Tri-Guild Audit program. David served on the Board of Trustees of the DGA Pension & Health Plans, including eight years as Co-Chair of its Legal and Delinquency Committee. Between his two stints at the DGA, David spent three years as Senior Counsel, Labor Relations at ABC and Touchstone Television Productions, handling union issues across television productions and TV and radio stations, and one year as Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs at the Disney Cable Networks Group, handling production legal issues for the Disney Channel, ABC Family, and SoapNet. David began his legal career as a litigation associate at Robie & Matthai in Los Angeles.

 

Education

  • J.D., U.C.L.A. School of Law
  • M.Sc., The London School of Economics and Political Science 
  • B.A., University of California – Santa Cruz 

Bar Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • Frequent guest lecturer at UCLA and Loyola Law Schools
  • Attorney-Client fee dispute arbitrator for the L.A. County Bar Association
  • Emeritus Trustee of the UCSC Foundation Board of Trustees