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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Corporate


Chris Spicer serves as the head of the firm’s entertainment and media practice. He focuses on entertainment and media transactional matters, advising on projects throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He represents financial institutions, mezzanine investors, equity providers and other investors with respect to their film, television and digital media financings as well as in other media investments. He also advises borrowers, distributors, independent production companies and others involved in various aspects of the production, financing and distribution of content.

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Chris is recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by various industry directories and publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, the Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2005), B.B.A., University of Washington, cum laude (2001), B.A., University of Washington (2001).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional

(Next Generation Partners)

Chris Spicer –Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

A go-to firm in Los Angeles for financial investors in film, television, and digital media, the team at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP advises its clients on complex transactions including M&A and joint ventures. Chris Spicer leads the practice, counselling companies additionally on distribution and production matters in the US, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. His colleague Marissa Román Griffith guides both established and new market players through complicated transactions. With Vanessa Roman the team includes a specialist on single project loans and credit facilities in the entertainment sector. Additionally, Alissa Miller is an expert on transactions between independent movie production companies and financial institutions. Further recommended for his expertise in digital distribution is associate Christopher Maddox. John Burke has retired from the firm.