Laverne Berry

Is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney representing independent film and television producers, directors, production companies, distribution companies, authors and media companies. Drawing on eighteen years as a television producer and distribution executive before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Berry understands both the business and legal sides of the media marketplace.

Ms. Berry has been designated as an approved clearance counsel for Fair Use review by Media/Professional Insurance, a world-wide leader in Media, Cyber and Technology insurance coverage.

Ms. Berry also has been involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution for 20 years. She is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, American Arbitration Association (AAA) Los Angeles, New York and Boston Commercial Arbitration Panels; the AAA/Federal Communications Arbitration Panel; the AAA Mediation Panel; the Independent Film and Television Alliance (formerly known as the American Film Marketing Association (AFMA)) arbitration panel, and is a member of ABA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the entertainment industry.

Laverne Berry


Email: lberry@berryentertainmentlaw.com

Practice Areas: Entertainment law, copyrights, trademark, arbitration, mediation.

Admitted: 1996, New York

Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1996

College: Mount Holyoke College, A.B.; Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communication, M.S., Radio, Television/Film

Honors and Awards: Emmy® Award Nomination in the category of News and Documentary, Co-Executive Producer, 2013; New York Super Lawyer 2011, 2013-2019 Thomson Reuters (New York Times Supplement); New York’s Women Leaders in the Law 2014-2019 (New York Times Supplement).