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BH Bar Association Honors 2017 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30PM to 8:30PM

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entertainment attorneys and dealmakers, will be honored as the Beverly Hills Bar Association's (BHBA) 2017 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the BHBA's Entertainment Law Section at its prestigious annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at Montage Beverly Hills. Brown's roster of A-list entertainment clients includes Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Robert Zemeckis, Heidi Klum, Dwayne Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Miller and Michael Mann, among many others. Entertainer/Comedian Craig Ferguson will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event, which benefits the BHBA's education and community outreach programs.

The Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award honors leaders in entertainment law for significant contributions to the profession. It has been presented annually since 1989 by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, which has the largest entertainment law section of any bar association in the world.

"Harold Brown is a highly respected attorney whose integrity, vision and innovative legal strategies have had a tremendous impact on the field of entertainment law," said BHBA Entertainment Law Section Senior Chair Alexander Rufus-Isaacs. "The Beverly Hills Bar Association is proud to recognize him for his considerable professional accomplishments and tireless dedication to his clients."

"This award has been given to the very best Entertainment Lawyers in town," Brown said. "I am truly honored to be among them."

The Honorary Dinner Committee includes Michael De Luca, Craig Ferguson, Dany Garcia, Stanley Gold, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen King, Heidi Klum, Kristie Macosko Krieger, David Linde, Michael Mann, George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Melvin Oliver, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bruce Ramer, Jack Rapke, Jeff Small, Steven Spielberg, Michael Wright and Robert Zemeckis.

The Dinner Committee includes Amblin Partners, the Brown Family, City National Bank, Michael De Luca Productions, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, LLP and Robert and Leslie Zemeckis. Variety is media sponsor of the Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Awards Dinner.

Brown's roots in the legal profession run deep. His mother, Hermione Brown, was a 50-year partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, and his father, Louis M. Brown, was a highly regarded attorney and law professor who served as BHBA President 1960-1961. For many consecutive years, Harold Brown has been recognized in The Hollywood Reporter's list of Top 100 Power Lawyers and in Variety's prestigious Legal Impact Report. Brown obtained his BA at Occidental College and JD at University of California Law School (Boalt Hall), and has been with Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc., since 1976. In addition to his legendary, noteworthy clients, film and financing deals, Brown has served on the Board of Activision and is presently on the Board of Directors of Amblin Partners. He has been a member of the Board of the Geffen Theater and held various offices there over the past 20 years, and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Pitzer College.

Previous BHBA Entertainment Lawyer of the Year recipients include Darrell D. Miller, Ivy Kagan Bierman, L. Lee Phillips, Nina Shaw, Marty Singer, Ken Kleinberg, Eric Weissmann, Maren Christensen, Patti Felker, Barry Hirsch, Ken Ziffren, Tom Hansen, Stanton "Larry" Stein, Jay Cooper, Don Passman, Russell Frackman, Don Biederman, Louis Meisinger, John Schulman, Melanie Cook, Bruce Ramer, Peter Dekom, Frank Rothman, Bertram Fields, Martin Gang, Norman Tyre, Marvin Meyer, Allen Susman, Leon Kaplan and Edward Rubin. Past BHBA honorees for Outstanding Entertainment Law Scholarship are Jay Dougherty and Lionel Sobel.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association, founded in 1931, is the fifth largest bar association in California, with nearly 5,000 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community.

Tickets to the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Dinner are $300 per person ($325 after April 26, 2017). Montage Beverly Hills is located at 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. For tickets, tables, Sponsorship, Tribute Book ads and other information, please call (310) 601-2422 or visit www.bhba.org.

Sponsored by: Variety
Category Fundraiser
When Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Admission Ages: 21 and over
Price: $300 - $325
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Contact 310-601-2422
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