Nina Shaw
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United States
2018

Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

Nina
Shaw

Partner

Shaw’s leadership in the Hollywood community goes beyond her legal prowess. In January, she helped found Time’s Up, an initiative backed of 300 prominent women in show business dedicated to fighting systemic sexual harassment in entertainment, as well as blue-collar workplaces. In January, it launched a legal defense fund that raised more than $21 million in 60 days. She also worked hard for her clients, closing deals for writer/director Ava DuVernay (the miniseries “Central Park 5”), Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (the big screen adaptation of Trevor Noah’s autobiography “Born a Crime”) and “The Chi” creator Lena Waithe (a first-look deal at Showtime). The New York native also serves as VP of the board of directors for the Independent School Alliance of Minority Affairs.

Career

  • Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Dern, Mason, Swerdlow and Floum

Education

  • Barnard College (NY, USA)
  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
  • Women's Impact
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Nina Shaw, Laura Dern Stress Importance of Intersectionality in Time’s Up Movement

Nina Shaw, Laura Dern Stress Importance of Intersectionality in Time’s Up Movement

Attorney Nina Shaw, one of the founding members of Time’s Up, spoke out about the importance of the current women’s rights movement representing intersectionality at the Feminist Majority Fund’s Global Women’s Rights Awards Monday night.“Women of color are totally woven into the fabric of Time’s Up,” Shaw told Variety. “There is going to be no getting to the finish line without each other; women of color are everywhere, in addition to having our own niche within Time’s Up, in which...

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Q&A

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

“Everything you say and do leaves an impression, make sure it is the impression you want to leave.”

What or who inspires you?

“My clients because of their fearlessness in committing their lives to endeavors, which often offer so little certainty of success but for many their is just no alternative. I also live every day cognizant of the sacrifice made by so many so I could live the life I live and I want to do all of them proud.”

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