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Robyn Polashuk is co-chair of firm's Communications and Media Industry Group. She focuses her practice on the licensing and distribution of television networks and programming content across a variety of platforms, including cable and satellite, IPTV, mobile, and Internet. These transactions span the business models available to consumers, such as subscription linear, ad-supported, subscription and transactional video-on-demand, electronic sell-through, and interactive applications. As part of this work, she also negotiates retransmission consent agreements on behalf of broadcast stations.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law at the UCLA School of Law, Member of the Advisory Board
  • UCLA Entertainment Symposium, Member of the Advisory Board
  • Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), Member
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Chair and Co-Founder of Southern California Chapter; Chapter Representative to Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member

Previous Experience

  • Lifetime Television, Vice President, Distribution Legal Affairs (2001-2005)
  • The Walt Disney Company, Senior Counsel, New Technology Law Group (1996-2001)
  • Variety, "Legal Impact Report" (2020-2021)
  • Recognized by Variety on its 2019's Dealmakers list which honors "the people behind the biggest pacts in the world of showbiz."
  • Multichannel News "Women to Watch" (2018)
  • Daily Journal, "Top Women Lawyers" (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, "Most Influential Women Lawyers" (2017)  
  • Cablefax, "Top Lawyer" (2017-2018)
  • Multichannel News, "Top Cable Deal Lawyer" (2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Media, Technology and Telecoms - Telecoms & Broadcast (2015-2017); Intellectual Property - Patent Licensing and Transactional (2015); Media, Technology and Telecoms - Technology (2015)