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Loeb Spotlight: Ivy Kagan Bierman

In keeping with the spirit of International Women’s Day, meet one of our inspirational women leaders, Ivy Kagan Bierman, whose active practice at Loeb and outside for charitable causes furthers gender equality and women’s rights in the #MeToo era. 

Please introduce yourself. How long have you worked at Loeb?

I am what some people call a boomerang. I was at the firm for about seven years as an associate and left to be part of a team that ended up moving to several firms. I came back home to Loeb & Loeb about 17 years ago.

Tell us about your practice. What do you like best about being a lawyer? 

I chair the Entertainment Labor group. We primarily handle guild and union and other labor matters for entertainment and advertising companies. I thrive on the ability to help clients develop and maintain good cultures and facilitating the resolution of high-profile disputes.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be …

I would expand my time teaching, mentoring and advocating to make the world a safer and better place for all humans. 

What does International Women’s Day mean to you? What do you think about the state of gender equality in the legal profession? 

This day is very significant for me, as I am committed to having a global impact. I currently direct the Entertainment Program at the University of Miami School of Law, where I teach and mentor women from the U.S. and other countries. I am currently mentoring a young woman fighting for human rights in Iran. I am also helping a Muslim organization that is educating girls in Israel. I’m the co-founder and president emeritus of GreenLight Women, a nonprofit that supports and champions women 40 and over and promotes diverse perspectives in the media.

The legal profession still needs to make progress in ensuring gender equality. However, I am pleased that our firm now has many women managing offices, chairing departments and groups, and in our partnership.