United Talent Agency (UTA) announced it has promoted Michael Sinclair to general counsel.

Sinclair had been associate general counsel and takes on the role previously held by Andrew Thau, who handled the job concurrently with being UTA’s chief operating officer. Thau remains COO and is a member of the agency’s board of directors.

Sinclair has been at UTA since 2012 after previously working at the Los Angeles law firm Glaser Weil. In his new role, he will manage the agency’s growing legal team and oversee all legal, regulatory, and compliance strategies.

UTA, along with the other Big Four agencies, is in the midst of an antitrust lawsuit with the Writers Guild of America over packaging fees as part of the agencies’ ongoing fight with the guild over a new franchise agreement.