Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce that entertainment partner Ivy Kagan Bierman will be honored as the 2015 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Bar Association in recognition of her contributions to the profession and significant impact on the entertainment industry. A gala awards dinner will be held in Ms. Kagan Bierman's honor on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Actress and comedian Kate Flannery, from the NBC hit show The Office will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, and Grammy-winning singer Patti Austin will perform at the event with celebrated jazz pianist and composer Shelly Berg.
"I have known Ivy for more than 25 years and have had a front row seat as she has developed one of the premier entertainment labor relations and dispute resolution practices in the industry," said Loeb & Loeb Deputy Chairman Mickey Mayerson. "Ivy's reputation speaks for itself and this well-deserved honor is a fantastic reflection of her commitment to the firm's clients and her excellence in service to the entertainment community."
Ms. Kagan Bierman is one of a select few attorneys looked to by film, television and digital media companies, as well as national advertisers and advertising agencies, for representation in guild and union matters. She was one of the first attorneys to negotiate interactive and multi-media agreements with SAG, the WGA and the DGA and, most recently, one of the first attorneys to negotiate groundbreaking deals with all three guilds in connection with long standing television series that were subsequently produced for online exhibition. Ms. Kagan Bierman strategizes with film and television production, distribution and finance companies with respect to guild and union negotiations and potential strikes. She also regularly advises clients with respect to the guilds' and unions' evolving positions regarding reality television, brand integration and the development and exhibition of content over the Internet and mobile devices. Her clients have also entrusted her with high profile investigations and defense of claims involving popular television series such as American Idol and Fashion Police.
Beyond her practice, Ms. Kagan Bierman gives back to the entertainment industry and to the community through her work on the boards of Women in Film, the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and the Anti-Defamation League.