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Susan A. Grode

Partner
susan.grode@kattenlaw.com
Los Angeles – Century City Office
p+1.310.788.4410
f+1.310.712.8422
Overview

Susan A. Grode focuses in entertainment, intellectual property, licensing, merchandising and interactive games and apps, social media, Internet and media law.

Susan is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on domestic and international animation, licensing and merchandising. She represents domestic and international motion picture studios, film and television production and distribution companies and entrepreneurs as well as book publishers, toy, game and online companies, and theater and arts institutions. Susan advises the creators and executive producers of some of the world’s greatest television franchises. She also represents award-winning independent filmmakers, producers and financiers from the development and funding of their projects through to distribution.

Earlier in her career, she was vice president at Harry N. Abrams, Inc., one of the world’s largest art book publishers. Susan’s significant experience in the publishing industry gives her a deep level of insight into the industry. She works with publishing and comic book companies as well as best-selling authors of fiction, non-fiction and books for children, developers, publishers and distributors of some of the most popular video games and apps and a wide variety of technology and content creators. Susan also serves as legal advisor to Ms. Magazine.

Shown below is a selection of Susan’s engagements.

Recognition

Super Lawyers, 2005–2017

Daily Journal

Daily Journal, Top 25 Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager, 2015;
Top 25 Intellectual Property Attorneys, 2005, 2014, 2017

Ms. Foundation

Ms. Foundation, “The Woman of Vision”
Variety, “Woman of Impact,” 2012

Women's Building and Of Girls Inc.

Women's Building and Of Girls Inc., Honoree
Best Lawyers in America, 2008–2018
Legal 500, 2017
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Susan A. Grode

Education

  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • BFA, Cornell University

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition

Super Lawyers
2005–2017

Daily Journal

Top 25 Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager, 2015;
Top 25 Intellectual Property Attorneys, 2005, 2014, 2017

Ms. Foundation

“The Woman of Vision”
Variety
“Woman of Impact,” 2012

Women's Building and Of Girls Inc.

Honoree
Best Lawyers in America
2008–2018
Legal 500
2017
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Memberships

  • California Women's Law Center, Founder and Former President
  • Center Theater Group at the Los Angeles Music Center, Vice President and Board of Directors
  • Hollywood Women's Political Committee, Founder
  • International Women's Media Foundation, Advisory Board
  • The Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Board of Directors
  • USC School of the Dramatic Arts, Trustee

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish