Alex Akhavan is an associate in the Entertainment and Digital Media Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Over the course of Alex’s career, he has nurtured a passion for international business and the entertainment industry. Today, he represents producers, studios, media companies and networks in connection with scripted and unscripted entertainment productions in the United States and around the world (including in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, U.A.E., the U.K., Italy and France).
He regularly negotiates agreements on behalf of Disney Television Animation (DuckTales, Proud Family, The Owl House) and Amazon Studios (Modern Love, Master, Fairfax) on a variety of matters, including rights acquisition, development, and production matters for animated and live action TV, film and digital projects. He also advises Gaumont (El Presidente), Nickelodeon and served as production counsel to Campanario Entertainment for Selena: The Series on Netflix. He’s also an avid consumer of his clients’ content.
A history buff, Alex produces and hosts a podcast about constitutional law called “May It Please the Court,” which tells stories about the Supreme Court of the United States in a narrative episodic format.
Alex received his law degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was a board member of the UCLA Law Review and specialized in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property law. He received his B.A. from Tufts University where he double majored in international relations and philosophy. He is a member of Sheppard Mullin’s French and Latin America teams.
When not working, Alex can be found cooking up a storm, playing fetch with his dog, and watching documentaries (usually at the same time).
Ones to Watch - Entertainment and Sports, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022
Entertainment Law Blog Posts
- "The Future of Watching Sports," April 12, 2021