Linda Lichter, LGNAF founding member and partner, began practicing law in 1976. She was the first female lawyer to be a named partner in an entertainment law firm, and one of the first lawyers to work in the independent film world. She has become a force in that arena since its emergence, having negotiated some of independent film’s most lucrative and innovative deals, including representing films for sale. She also represents studio talent in all aspects of the expanding entertainment business, including in new media, theater, publishing and branding, and has been involved with many of the most influential films of the past few decades.
Linda perennially appears on Hollywood Reporter’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” and “Power Lawyers” lists in the Reporter and the LA Times, has appeared on Elle’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” list, and in top legal ranking guide Chambers USA. She has lectured or served on panels for Sundance, Film Independent, Women in Film, Stanford Business School, USC Law School, and is teaching a class in Fall 2016 at her alma mater, Boalt Hall (now UC Berkeley Law School), where she received her J.D., on negotiating contracts for talent in the entertainment business. She is also a phi beta kappa graduate of UC Berkeley. She has been on the board of LA Theatre Works for 35 years, served on the Executive Board of the College of Letters and Sciences at UC Berkeley for 7 years, is on the advisory board of Cinefamily, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Telluride Film Festival.
Linda is married to Nick Marck, a film and television director, and lives in the woods in LA. She has 3 grown children, and 3 dachshunds.