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Washington, D.C.—Jan 13, 2005
Kendrick Macdowell Joins National Association of Theatre Owners
Former Capitol Hill Counsel and Washington, D.C. Lawyer to Serve As Association's General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs
National Association of Theatre Owners
(NATO) President John Fithian today announced that G. Kendrick Macdowell has
joined the Association as its General Counsel and Director of Government
Affairs. Mr. Macdowell will provide legal advice to NATO, its staff and members,
and will oversee the government affairs program of the association. Key
substantive areas of focus will include the industry s transition to digital
technologies as well as the effort to combat movie piracy.
We are thrilled that someone with Mr. Macdowell s extensive experience and legal
acumen has joined the executive team at our trade association, stated Mr.
Fithian. The movie theatre industry currently confronts many challenges and
opportunities, and Kendrick will help guide us toward the future.
Mr. Macdowell most recently served as the General Counsel to the U.S. Senate
Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Management, the Budget and
International Security, chaired by former Senator Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL), who
recently retired. In addition to his committee work, Mr. Macdowell also worked
as Senator Fitzgerald s legislative counsel for judiciary issues.
Prior to his public service on Capitol Hill, Mr. Macdowell was a partner at the
Washington, D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs LLP, where he worked as a litigator
and appellate advocate, integrating litigation strategy with broad-based policy
initiatives in regulatory and legislative forums. At Patton Boggs, he also
developed constitutional and political analysis for legislative clients. Prior
to joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Macdowell clerked for Judge Thomas M. Reavley of
the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas. He holds
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Master, and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the
University of Texas.
The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest exhibition trade
organization in the world, representing movie theatres in all 50 states and in
more than 40 countries. NATO represents all of the ten largest movie theatre
operators in the country, as well as over 500 smaller exhibition companies, for
a combined total of more than 29,000 U.S. movie screens. NATO is headquartered
in Washington, D.C., with a second office in North Hollywood, California. The
association has a website at www.natoonline.org.
About National Association of Theatre Owners:
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
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