LLS Recognized as Top Entertainment Law School by Variety & The Hollywood Reporter

As recognized by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, LLS alumni continue to make their mark among the entertainment industry's most successful and productive attorneys.

LMU Loyola Law School alumni continue to make their mark among Hollywood’s most successful and productive attorneys as recognized by Variety, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.

In April, Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report listed numerous LLS graduates among the legal professionals who have made an impact in entertainment this year by supporting artists and studios in their endeavors. Loyola Law School is one of the most well-represented law schools on Variety’s 2021 report with 13 alumni featured from the list of 216 attorneys. During a transformative year for the entertainment industry, these attorneys ensured their client’s interests were fairly represented as legacy production, delivery and consumption models were reimagined. LLS alumni on the list for 2021 include:

Pooneh Aminian ’12, Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

Tom Ara ’99, DLA Piper

Sandra Bignone ’16, Chatham Law

Shaun Clark ’96, Sheppard Mullin

Ryan Goodell ’09, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman

Robert Haymer ’87, Latham & Watkins

Grace Kallis ’11, Ginsburg Daniels Kallis LLP

Ramela Ohanian ’16, Sheppard Mullin

Barbara M. Rubin ’78, Glasier Weil

Amy Siegel ’05, O’Melveny & Myers

Starr Silver-Baker ’05, Netflix

Amanda Taber ’16, Barnes & Thornburg

Russel (Rusty) Weiss ’94, Sidley Austin

In May, The Hollywood Reporter recognized 100 attorneys on their 15th annual power lawyers list with six LLS alumni featured. LLS’s alumni working in the entertainment industry led high-stakes litigation, mega-mergers and big-ticket talent pacts through the pandemic. Moreover, The Reporter ranks LLS among the Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools for 2021, featuring it as one of the best for educating the next generation of entertainment attorneys. The report credits the school with both the placement of veteran Hollywood attorney Julie Shapiro '89  as director of its Entertainment & Media Law Institute and the Entertainment Law Review’s Embracing Change Symposium as important events for the year. The LLS alumni recognized on The Hollywood Reporter’s power lawyers list for 2021 include:

Tom Ara ’99, DLA Piper

Amy Siegel ’05, O’Melveny & Myers

Greg Gellman ’95, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman

Alex Kohner ’98, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman

Kirk Pasich ’80, Pasich LLP

Mitchell Smelkinson ’94, Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher LLP

This April, Billboard's Top Music Lawyers 2021 report featured LLS graduates among the best legal minds in the business. These attorneys are at the forefront of changes to the industry brought about by new business models stemming from the adoption of livestreaming to the popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). LLS alumni on the list for 2021 include:

Renee Karalian ’01, Carroll, Guido, Groffman, Cohen, Bar & Karalian

Jeff Sacharow ’85, Lapidus, Root & Sacharow

Zia F. Modabber ’85, Katten

Rachel Stilwell ’05, Stilwell Law