Loeb & Loeb LLP

Storied California firm Loeb & Loeb's primary claim to fame is its renowned Entertainment and Media Practice, though its multi-service offerings extend to litigation, finance, corporate, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate and private equity, among others. The firm is counsel to Fortune 100 companies and major players like Amazon.com, Facebook, Visa, Toyota, NCAA, T-Mobile, Motorola, East West Bank, Netflix and Dreamworks Animation.

From L.A. to Hong Kong

Loeb & Loeb's century-plus history officially began in 1909 when brothers Edwin and Joseph Loeb founded their eponymous firm. Joseph Loeb also helped to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a move that would set the tone for the firm's future. Renowned movie studio Metro Goldwyn-Mayer was among the firm's early clients, along with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Union Bank of California. The firm remained only in California until Loeb & Loeb acquired its New York location through a 1986 merger with city firm Hess Segal. Its expansion into Nashville in 1994 proved fruitful for its Music Industry and Entertainment and Media Practices. Chicago was next, with the 2003 acquisition of a five-lawyer IP boutique. The firm cemented its two decade-long presence in China with the 2009 opening of an office in Beijing, a move which jumpstarted the firm's Asia and International practices. The same year saw the creation of the Washington DC office, a prime location to handle energy, regulatory and transactional matters. The firm's Asia practice later expanded with an additional Hong Kong office, specializing in M&A and corporate transactions. Loeb & Loeb's Asia practice represented the first Chinese company listed on the American Stock Exchange and the first reverse merger company on the New York Stock Exchange

Today Loeb & Loeb's Entertainment and Media practice continues to go strong, having been recognized as top-tier by Chambers, Lawdragon 500 and Legal 500- United States. It also received the prestigious Chambers Award for Excellence in Media. Lawyers in the group are singled out in entertainment publications such as The Hollywood Reporter'sPower Lawyers list and Variety's Dealmakers Impact Report. The firm does well for itself overall, having made the American Lawyer 200, National Law Journal's "Intellectual Property Hot List" 2012, and 46 of its attorneys placing in Best Lawyers 2013.  

Tinseltown Legal

Loeb & Loeb has brushed legal shoulders with some of the most influential entertainment professionals. The firm counseled the likes of directors Alfred Hitchcock and Woody Allen; music icons Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley; Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry; boxer Muhammad Ali; publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst; the Getty media family; and hotelier Conrad Hilton in trusts and estates and IP matters. Loeb & Loeb's reach even goes beyond the grave; the firm represents the estates of J.R.R. Tolkien, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe.

With a record like that, it's no wonder Loeb & Loeb has the run of legal Hollywood with relationships with almost every major studio in Tinseltown--Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Dreamworks and MGM Studios and major industry organizations Sundance Film Institute, the MPAA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

But like any good law school applicant, Loeb & Loeb is well-rounded; its relationship with the entertainment industry extends beyond film to include TV Broadcasting, with clients like HBO, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Cartoon Network and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane; music, representing the Academy of Country Music and musicians Mumford & Sons, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones and Carrie Underwood; and publishing house HarperCollins.

But it's not just the American film industry that Loeb & Loeb works for. The firm negotiated several projects for revered Chinese director Zhang Yimou's Beijing film company's top-grossing 2011 Chinese film The Flowers of War, including U.S. film distribution and the hiring of dark knight Christian Bale.

Associate Alumnus

Loeb & Loeb's presence extends to both sides of the silver screen. David Hemingson, TV producer of shows like How I Met Your Mother, American Dad, Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23 and Kitchen Confidential, is an associate alumnus of the firm. Hemingson's experience inspired him to create The Deep End, the short-lived ABC television series about first-year associates at a BigLaw firm.

Beyond Hollywood

Loeb & Loeb's tradition of service in California goes beyond Hollywood. The firm was instrumental in overturning a 1981 redistricting plan by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that discriminated against millions of Latino county residents, which allowed the subsequent election of the first Latina board member. The firm is involved with several pro bono projects, including the Veterans Assistance Project through which it helped an Air Force veteran finally obtain disability benefits after a three year-long case, and it won the 2011 California State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for its extensive refugee asylum work.  

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Loeb & Loeb LLP


10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 282-2000
Fax: (310) 282-2200
www.loeb.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Michael D. Beck
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 354

  • Employment Contact

    Tricia Avidano
    Recruiting Administrator
    New York, NY 10154
    Phone: (212) 407-4000
    recruit@loeb.com


  • Base Salary

    1st year: $160,000


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Advanced Media and Technology
    Antitrust
    Asia
    Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights 
    Capital Markets
    Consumer Brands and Retail
    Consumer Protection Defense & Unfair Competition
    Corporate
    Employment and Labor
    Energy
    Entertainment and Media
    Finance
    Financial Services
    Intellectual Property
    Land Use
    Litigation
    Patent Litigation and Counseling
    Private Equity
    Real Estate
    Securities Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory Enforcement
    Tax
    Technology and Outsourcing
    Trusts and Estates
    White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Compliance and Investigations  

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (HQ)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
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