Warren Biro Joins Barnes & Thornburg Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Warren Biro as an associate in the firm’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group in Los Angeles.
Biro focuses on media finance and entertainment transactional matters, where he works with independent production companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals on the legal and business issues of financing, producing and distributing film and television projects.
“Warren has been involved in a multitude of motion picture and television transactions, often involving prominent financiers and studios,” said Jason Karlov, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group. “He’s the latest premier talent to join the firm, which continues to add entertainment practitioners in key markets across the country.”
Biro’s arrival comes on the heels of Variety’s 2018 Legal Impact Report, where five Barnes & Thornburg attorneys were recognized for their representation of high-profile entertainment industry clients. Members of the firm’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group have a thorough understanding of the business, financing, distribution and licensing needs of the film, television, music, technology, gaming and sports industries. They represent motion picture producers and distributors, serve as outside general counsel for musicians and entertainers, and negotiate significant marketing and promotional agreements.
Biro joins Barnes & Thornburg from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in entertainment, media and intellectual property, and has been named a 2018 Southern California “Rising Star” in the field of Entertainment & Sports by Super Lawyers.