Alex Akhavan is an associate in the Entertainment and Digital Media Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

Areas of Practice

Alex’s practice focuses on transactional entertainment matters, including rights acquisition, development and production matters for both live action and animated TV, film and digital projects. He works with producers, studios, media companies and entertainment networks (including Disney, Amazon Studios and Nickelodeon).

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Alex managed his own solo law practice, advising clients on legal matters related to business start-ups as well as sports and entertainment transactions. He also worked in-house as an attorney at Fox Cable Networks.

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.

Alex also 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.



Ones to Watch - Entertainment and Sports, Best Lawyers, 2021


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2015, UCLA Law Review

B.A., Tufts University, 2010, cum laude


  • California
  • Georgia


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