Nina Shaw
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Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano


Founding Partner

Shaw has gotten a lot of ink for co-founding Time’s Up, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace, but she’s still been taking care of business for her clients in a big way. This year, she closed overall deals for Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us”) at Warner Bros. Television and Lena Waithe (“The Chi”) with Amazon Studios. She also had a big year in publishing with Elaine Welteroth, whose book “More Than Enough” hit the New York Times Bestseller List, and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who penned “Sulwe,” a children’s book on race and self-esteem, in October. In 2019, Shaw received the Columbia Law School Medal of Excellence, the highest award given to an alumni.


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


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
  • Women's Impact
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For the past 30 years, Los Angeles-based law firm Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano has prided itself on its commitment to excellence in the practice of transactional entertainment law. It also has a steadfast dedication to nurturing an inclusive environment both in-house and across its clientele, an eclectic and robust group of entertainment professionals ranging from Oscar- and Emmy-winning filmmakers to top network and studio executives.When it comes to the firm’s inclusiveness, “it’s actually in the air we...



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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