Labor lawyer enters as a partner.
Labor lawyer Ivy Kagan Bierman has rejoined Loeb & Loeb as a partner. She was an associate attorney with the firm from 1987 to 1993.
Bierman will practice in the litigation and entertainment departments. Her work includes the representation of entertainment and related companies in labor, production, distribution, technology and other business matters. She handles both transactional and litigation matters for clients.
Bierman regularly advises major entertainment companies with respect to SAG, AFTRA, DGA, WGA, Teamsters and IATSE agreements and handles claims arising out of these agreements. She also advises clients with respect to the guilds’ and unions’ evolving positions regarding reality television and the development and exhibition of content over the Internet and mobile devices.
She currently represents several entertainment companies in connection with a series of entertainment industry-wide class action lawsuits. Bierman regularly provides extensive sexual harassment and discrimination training tailored to entertainment industry companies.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Ivy back to the firm,” said John Frankenheimer, co-chairman of Loeb & Loeb.
“Ivy’s strong background and proven record in labor arbitration and litigation cases enhances the full range of services we provide our entertainment clients,” said Mickey Mayerson, Los Angeles Office managing partner. “Her reputation in the industry as the ‘go-to’ attorney in guild and union matters speaks for itself, not to mention the list of clients who have come to depend on her.”
Bierman provides ongoing production and labor legal advice to FremantleMedia North America in connection with its television programming, including “American Idol.” She handles guild and union matters for the reality television show “So You Think You Can Dance” produced by Dance Nation Productions. Her television production company clients also include David E. Kelley Productions and producer Stan Brooks' Once Upon a Time Films.
Bierman returns to Loeb & Loeb from Morrison & Foerster, where she was a partner in the entertainment and labor groups. She serves on the Women In Film board of directors, the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation board and the advisory board for the Women of the World Awards. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1980 and her J.D., cum laude, at Northwestern University School of Law in 1984.