Sam Fischer
United States
2018

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Sam
Fischer

Partner

Fischer had a big year in 2018, repping Barack and Michelle Obama in the deal between their production company, Higher Ground Productions, and Netflix; advising Jeffrey Katzenberg and his fledgling company NewTV on its content licensing strategy and agreements with studio investors; negotiating the series commitment deal between Joss Whedon and HBO for “The Nevers”; and structuring the licensing between Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime for “Who Is America?” Other clients include Matt Damon, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Simon Cowell, James L. Brooks, Steven Levitan (“Modern Family”), Marta Kauffman (“Grace and Frankie”), Darren Star (“Sex and the City”) and Greg Daniels (“The Office”). He has made the Southern California Super Lawyers list
every year since 2004.

Career

  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP
  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Los Angeles Leadership Academy

Education

  • Brown University (RI, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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