Amy Breyer focuses her practice on entertainment law and litigation, founding Breyer Andew LLP to be a boutique firm serving creatives and entrepreneurs. She represents a variety of entertainment clients in new media, television and film, negotiating agreements from rights acquisition to talent, production, financing and distribution, and has extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating business and other contracts generally. She also has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including appeals, in both state and federal court, handling a wide range of contract, commercial, tort and constitutional claims, as well as representing clients in both mediation and arbitration.
Graduating from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Amy is licensed in California and Illinois. While at Northwestern, she interned for several semesters each with both the Cook County State’s Attorney and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois. She likewise served an externship for the Hon. Ruben Castillo, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Amy also founded a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the leading nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to legal advocacy for animals.
Amy is active with the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section. Before moving to California, Amy chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Solo-Small Firm Committee, served on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Agricultural Law Section, founded animal law sections for both the Chicago and Illinois bars, taught several semesters as an adjunct professor at DePaul College of Law, wrote articles and guest lectured on various topics at legal conferences across the country, including the Illinois, Texas and Washington State Bar Associations, and law schools including Yale, University of Chicago, Northwestern and UCLA. When she’s not working, Amy volunteers with several animal-related charities and serves as pro bono counsel for the Pasadena International Film Festival.