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Linda Lichter

Founding Partner

Linda Lichter, founding member and partner of the firm, began practicing law in 1976. She was one of the first female lawyers to be a named partner in an entertainment law firm, and one of the first lawyers to work in the independent film world. She has become a force in that arena since its emergence, having negotiated some of independent film’s most lucrative and innovative deals, including representing films for sale. She also represents talent in all aspects of the expanding entertainment business, including in new media, theater, publishing and branding, and has been involved with many of the most influential films of the past few decades.

Linda perennially appears on Hollywood Reporter’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” and “Power Lawyers” lists in the Reporter and the LA Times, and has been one of Variety’s top 500 most powerful people in the media business. She has appeared on Elle’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” list, and in top legal ranking guide Chambers USA. She has lectured or served on panels for Sundance, Film Independent, Women in Film, Stanford Business School, and the USC Law School. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in “Film and Ideology” and she served on the Executive Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at Berkeley from 1993-2001.

Linda is also an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Boalt Hall (now UC Berkeley Law School), where she received her J.D., and she has been teaching a class on negotiating contracts for talent in the entertainment business at the Law School since 2016.

She has been on the board of LA Theatre Works for 35 years, and she is is currently the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Telluride Film Festival, where she’s served on the Board since 2010.

Linda is married to Nick Marck, a film and television director, and lives in the woods in LA. She has 3 grown children, and 2 dachshunds.

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Our Team

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Jay Burkholder
Associate
 
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Peter Grossman
Founding Partner
 
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Peter Nichols
Founding Partner
 
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Jeff Springer
Partner
 
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Stephen P. Clark
Partner
 
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David Jelenko
Partner
 
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Ruth B. Paul
Associate
 
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James Feldman
Managing Partner
 
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Christopher Kim
Associate
 
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Melissa Rogal
Partner
 
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Cynthia Farrelly Gesner
Of Counsel
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Linda Lichter
Founding Partner
 
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Jonathan E. Shikora
Partner
 
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Shayla M. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
 
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Jacqueline Borowski-Pineda
Paralegal
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Michael I. Adler
In Memoriam
 
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