Rick Ross


Richard R. Ross is Chair of the Firm’s Entertainment, Media & The Arts Department. Rick has practiced entertainment and media law for over 35 years and his practice has included significant work in almost all areas of the entertainment industry.

Representative Experience
Rick has represented both major studios and independent production companies, distribution and telecommunication companies, television networks and other exhibition entities, pay television services, Internet and other new media companies, individual creative and performing artists, and industry executives. His work has encompassed a wide variety of projects including:

  • Financing, production and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, television and new media programming
  • Transactions involving the sale, acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property assets, including the purchase and sale of content libraries
  • Formation of television and theatrical motion picture production and distribution ventures
  • Ventures for establishment of channels for the delivery of satellite delivered programming in various countries
  • Representation of brands, properties and celebrity clients in connection with their licensing, merchandising, and commercial spokesperson activities
  • Live stage productions


  • Entertainment
  • Media
  • Licensing and Merchandising


  • Loyola Law School, J.D., Cum Laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.


  • California

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television, 2016-2019
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004, 2005, 2016–2018

Professional Affiliations

  • Century City Bar Association (Former President and current member of the Board of Governors)
  • American Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Hollywood Radio and Television Society

Los Angeles Office

9601 Wilshire Blvd, 7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
T 310.855.3200 | F 310.855.3201
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New York Office

152 West 57th Street, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10019
T 646.876.2600 | F 646.876.2599
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