Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is widely regarded as a powerhouse firm in the entertainment and media industry.
We are among a small handful of global law firms advising on entertainment and media transactions. Our clients, including global investors, financial institutions and studios, benefit from our decades of highly specialized industry experience. We know “what’s market,” and provide strategic guidance to capital providers and companies across the space as they launch new projects and technologies and enter new markets.
We regularly advise on:
- Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
- Digital media transactions
- Production and distribution
- Cybersecurity and data privacy
- Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
- Independent production
- Intellectual Property
- Labor and Employment
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Our team is recognized across the industry as one of top entertainment law practices in the market. In 2017, Variety featured partners John Burke, Marissa Roman Griffith and Chris Spicer, and senior counsel Alissa Miller in their Legal Impact Report, a list of the top lawyers working in Hollywood. Counsel Vanessa Roman was highlighted in the report’s “Up Next” section as one of the industry’s rising stars. Also in 2017, The Hollywood Reporter named John Burke to its Power Lawyers list for the eleventh time in as many years. Also recognized was Marissa Roman Griffith.
Our team is consistently ranked as a Band 1 Media & Entertainment Transactional Practice by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the 2017 guide, clients remarked that the firm is a “top team in the entertainment field.”