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NINA SHAW NAMED BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOC. 2013 ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Attorney Nina Shaw, a founding partner of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano was honored as 2013 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) at its prestigious annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Comedian/actor Arsenio Hall was the Master of Ceremonies. Guest speakers included Jon Moonves, one of Shaw’s law partners, Past Entertainment Lawyer of the Year recipient Marty Singer, and Shaw’s long friend Sylvia Swilley, M.D. A video tribute to Shaw included cameos from Eric Holder and Kamela Harris as well as many of Shaw’s clients, Jamie Foxx, James Earl Jones, Nick Cannon, Montel Williams and Laurence Fishburne, among them.

Shaw was praised for her keen intellect, determination, loyalty and vision, as well as her tremendous capacity to give back to the community, in particular through mentoring and championing education for women.

Proceeds from the event support the bar association’s education and community outreach programs.

The Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award honors leaders of the entertainment law field for their contributions to the profession and has been presented annually since 1989 by the BHBA, which has the largest entertainment law section of any bar association in the world.

Ernest Del and Laurence J. Fishburne III were the Honorary Dinner Chairs. Dinner Committee Members included Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano; Fox Rothschild LLP; Green Hasson Janks; Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller LLP; HBO; JAMS; Paradigm; Warner Bros. Entertainment; and Jewels Elmore Washington.

Previous Entertainment Lawyer of the Year recipients include Marty Singer, Ken Kleinberg, Eric Weissmann, Maren Christensen, Patti Felker, Barry Hirsch, Ken Ziffren, Tom Hansen, Stanton “Larry†Stein, Jay Cooper, Don Passman, Russell Frackman, Don Biederman, Louis Meisinger, John Schulman, Melanie Cook, Bruce Ramer, Peter Dekom, Frank Rothman, Bertram Fields, Martin Gang, Norman Tyre, Marvin Meyer, Allen Susman, Leon Kaplan and Edward Rubin. Past BHBA honorees for Outstanding Entertainment Law Scholarship are Jay Dougherty and Lionel Sobel.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association, serving the Los Angeles region since 1931, is the fifth largest bar association in California with more than 5,500 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community.

For more information on the Beverly Hills Bar Association: www.bhba.org.
(L-R) Master of Ceremonies Arsenio Hall, 2103 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Nina Shaw, guest speakers Marty Singer, Sylvia Swilley, M.D., and Jon Moonves
(L-R) BHBA Executive Director Marc Staenberg, BHBA President John Rubiner and Adam Siegler, BHBA Entertainment Law Section Chair
(L-R) Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Middle of Nowhere,† “Gun Hill,† “The Nanny Express†), 2103 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Nina Shaw, and Lorraine Toussaint (“Body of Proof,† “Middle of Nowhere,†  “Friday Night Lights,† The Young and
(L-R) BHBA Entertainment Law Section Executive Committee Members Yan Goldshteyn, Susan Rabin and Doran Eghbaly
(L-R) Abel Lezcano, Arsenio Hall and Gordon Bobb

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