Ivy Bierman
United States

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ivy
Bierman

Partner

Ivy Kagan Bierman is one of the entertainment industry’s leading authorities on guild and union matters. She was among the first to negotiate interactive and multimedia agreements with SAG, WGA and DGA, and she works with clients in advertising to navigate the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, plan negotiations, and avoid strikes.

She works closely with film and television production companies to advise them on their rights and responsibilities during picketing and strikes, and she serves as outside counsel on issues involving sexual harassment and violation of non-fraternization policies on high-profile television series.

Bierman is also a litigator, defending television and film production companies in wage and hour class-action lawsuits, including those than come before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She has argued cases for clients before the National Labor Relations Board, and represented entertainment companies in investigations by the Labor Commissioner’s Bureau of Field Enforcement and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

She has been named Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, a Top Entertainment Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal, and Best Lawyer in Labor Law in the annual publication The Best Lawyers in America. Variety’s Legal Impact Report names her as one of the top entertainment attorneys.

Bierman is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Duke University, where she completed her undergraduate work.

Career

  • Directors Guild of America
  • SAG-AFTRA
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP

Education

  • Northwest University (WA, USA)
  • Duke University (NC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Variety Legal Impact

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Q&A

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

“Women tend to seek approval before taking action, while men tend to just tell people what they are doing. Always try to take action without seeking approval. This was a game changer for me and I attribute my greater level of success to this advice.”

What or who inspires you?

“People who do things because they are passionate about giving back to others and making a difference, not because they seek money and power.”

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