Bruce Ramer
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Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman



Ramer has a long history of guiding major talents from success to success. He’s repped Clint Eastwood since his spaghetti-western days in the 1960s, and Steven Spielberg started as a client before he became a superstar director with the blockbuster success of 1975’s “Jaws” (legend has it the movie’s mechanical shark, “Bruce,” was named after the attorney). His loyal stable of clients also includes Robert Zemeckis, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, David O. Russell, Richard Curtis and Ted Melfi. A New Jersey native, Ramer was an associate editor of the Princeton Tiger humor magazine in his undergrad years. After completing law school and doing a stint in the military, he came to Los Angeles, where he joined his current firm in 1963.


  • Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman
  • Corporation For Public Broadcasting
  • American Jewish Committee


  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)
  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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Bruce Ramer Re-Elected as Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chair

Bruce Ramer Re-Elected as Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chair

Entertainment attorney Bruce Ramer has been unanimously re-elected as chair of Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the nonprofit org that administers federal funding for public broadcasting. The board of directors also elected Laura Gore Ross as vice chair.Ramer, a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, was first elected chair of the CPB board in October 2019. He previously served as board chair from 2010-2012. His new term will run through 2021."It’s an honor and a privilege to work with...



What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“When a client called and said: I've been convicted in absentia in Egypt and sentenced to death. What should I do? My answer: Stay out of Egypt.”

What or who inspires you?

“My wife, Madeline Ramer; Winston Churchill.”

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