Press Release

Kirkland Represents Vince McMahon on Actions in Support of Plan for WWE to Undertake Review of Strategic Alternatives

Kirkland & Ellis advised Vince McMahon the founder and controlling shareholder of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (“WWE”) (NYSE: WWE), on actions in support of a plan for WWE to undertake a review of strategic alternatives, including the election to the Board of Mr. McMahon, as well as Michelle Wilson and George Barrios – former WWE Co-Presidents and Board members, and currently the Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Isos Capital. The actions position WWE to capitalize on an opportunity to maximize long-term value for all WWE shareholders, and ensure Mr. McMahon’s full participation in the parallel execution of WWE’s upcoming media rights negotiations and a review of strategic alternatives.    

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Ed Lee, Jonathan Davis and Shaun Mathew and associates Evan Johnson, Alex Adamis, Arjun Karthikeyan and Jimin He, litigation partners Sandra Goldstein, Stefan Atkinson and Haley Stern, capital markets partners Joshua Korff and Jennifer Lee, executive compensation partner Scott Price and associate Katherine Nemeth and government, regulatory & internal investigations partner Jacquelyn Kasulis.