Marissa Román Griffith > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

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


Marissa Román Griffith is a recognized leader in media finance and entertainment transactional matters. She handles sophisticated financings, asset acquisitions, distribution arrangements and other transactions involving storied entertainment companies, as well as recent entrants that are transforming the sector. Her clients include domestic and foreign lenders, borrowers, distributors, producers and others involved in various aspects of financing, distributing and producing film, television and digital content, including co-financing arrangements and credit facilities.

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Marissa is a leading entertainment lawyer who has been recognized by various industry directories and publications for many years, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Euromoney, Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal. In addition, Marissa was named as the 2019 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television in Los Angeles by The Best Lawyers in America.


AB, Art History, Princeton University; JD, Stanford Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.