Big Law Partner Gets Emmy Nod for Munich ’72 Documentary
“The idea of an attorney like David Ulich not only being a documentarian, but also being nominated for an Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is something of a stunner. That’s quite an achievement and quite a side project.
But Ulich, a partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles, achieved just that on Tuesday. He was selected to compete for a News & Documentary Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Research” for his work on the film “Munich ’72 and Beyond.” He shares the nomination with his co-researcher on the project, Dr. Steven Ungerleider.
“Munich ’72 and Beyond” tells the story of the Munich massacre, the 1972 attack in which 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and then executed. It’s presented from the perspective of the victims’ families and follows their 44-year quest to find the hidden truths behind the tragedy and to ensure that the lives of the murdered athletes are memorialized.
Take a closer look at Ulich, and the idea that he would be behind a project like this makes more sense. He heads the nonprofit team at Sheppard Mullin and provides business and tax advice to educational, public and religious charities such as Childhelp USA, the American Film Institute, the Annenberg Foundation, Aids Project Los Angeles, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles and Mission Without Borders.
While he waits for the awards to be presented on Oct. 5 in New York, Ulich talked to us the day after his nomination.”