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Allen Grubman, the “laywer to the stars” and one of the most influential lawyers in the entertainment industry, invites his friend, journalist and foreign correspondent Richard Engel, to recount his extraordinary career and life-threatening experiences on the front lines of the Middle East.


Brief Bios

Richard Engel is widely regarded as one of America’s leading foreign correspondents for his coverage of wars, revolutions and political transitions around the world over the last 15 years. He is recognized for his outstanding reporting on the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the conflict in Libya, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and overall unrest throughout the Arab world.

Engel was named Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News in April 2008. His reports appear on all platforms of NBC News, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” MSNBC and

Engel is the author of two books, A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest and War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq, which chronicle his experiences covering the Iraq war.

Allen Grubman has been called the “lawyer to the stars” and is one of the most powerful and important lawyers in the entertainment industry. His work has brought him friendships with a broad array of talented artists, entrepreneurs and journalists. In his new series for 92Y, Grubman invites some of his fascinating friends to talk with him about their careers, their lives and how they see the world.

Grubman is a senior partner of Grubman, Indursky, Shire & Meiselas P. C., the largest entertainment law firm in the U.S., with clients ranging from Elton John, Madonna, Sting and Martha Stewart to David Geffen, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer. The firm represents a large number of entertainment companies, including SONY, UMG, MTV, Warners, Live Nation and Clear Channel Radio.


"What do YOU want to ask Richard Engel? Now's your chance. Leave your questions for Richard Engel below, and we will forward them along during the Q&A. So get questioning!" 


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