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Christopher Chatham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Chatham Law Group
2046 Hillhurst Avenue, Suite 130
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 213-277-1800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2014
Licensed in California Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Entertainment & Sports (40%), Business Litigation (30%), Business/Corporate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Chris Chatham has and continues to represent major stars, producers, directors, writers, financiers, independent production companies, and major corporations. He acts as general counsel to prominent dealmakers and provides advice regarding investment and acquisitions, management strength, deal structuring, and other strategic planning. Mr. Chatham is a recognized Hollywood dealmaker in consumer brands backed by celebrity influencers or industry icons. The scope of Mr. Chatham's practice also includes litigating complex commercial and business disputes in California, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C. Litigation aside, he also provides value and service to his clients by protecting their intellectual property rights, preparing and implementing proper partnership agreements, joint ventures, talent holding deals, negotiations with relevant industry unions, licensing agreements, and dissolution agreements, and advising on personnel matters.

Chris Chatham is on the cutting edge of merging broadcast and cable television platforms with digital platforms and reserving and monetizing rights to all forms of new media both known and unknown.

About Christopher Chatham

First Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: http://chathamfirm.com/

Honors/Awards

  • Chris Chatham was honored in Variety’s 2018 Dealmakers Impact Report. This report, published by Variety annually, is a prestigious list of the entertainment industry’s most influential players and top Hollywood deal makers.  Variety describes the Dealmakers Impact Report as the ‘big Hollywood players’ who are ‘transforming the town’s business’ and the ‘power players who shape showbiz’. This is the 5th Year Mr. Chatham has been in this market leading report as one of the most influential deal makers in the entertainment industry., Dealmakers, Variety, 2018
  • Chris Chatham recently selected as one of the Top Dealmakers in the Entertainment Industry by Variety Magazine., Dealmakers, Variety, 2017
  • Chris Chatham has been recognized in Variety Magazine’s 2019 Legal Impact Report as one of the top entertainment attorneys for the 6th consecutive year., Legal Impact Report, Variety, 2019
  • Chris Chatham was recognized again in Varoety Magazine's 2018 Legal Impact Report. Variety spotlights the top attorneys in the entertainment business. These are the litigators who fight for their high-profile clients in court, the transactional lawyers who cut the deals shaping modern Hollywood, and the in-house attorneys who manage the business affairs of agencies, studios, networks and streamers., Legal Impact Report, Variety, 2018
  • For the 7th consecutive year, Chris Chatham was honored in Variety’s 2020 Legal Impact Report, as one of the top entertainment attorneys in the industry. Variety describes the Dealmakers Impact Report as the “legal eagles that made massive deals and litigated thorny disputes for entertainment industry clients, studios and networks.” The issues was published on July 14, 2020, Legal Impact Report, Variety, 2020
  • Chris Chatham was honored in Variety’s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report. This report, published by Variety annually, is a prestigious list of the entertainment industry’s most influential players and top Hollywood dealmakers. Variety describes the Dealmakers Impact Report as the ‘big Hollywood players’ who are ‘transforming the town’s business’ and the ‘power players who shape showbiz’. This is the 6th Consecutive Year Mr. Chatham has been in this market leading report, which “highlights the top mavens guiding an industry that continues to re-invent itself.” The issue was published on December 4, 2019., Dealmakers, Variety, 2019
  • Chris Chatham was honored in Variety’s 2020 Dealmakers Impact Report. This report, published by Variety annually, is a prestigious list of the entertainment industry’s most influential players and top Hollywood dealmakers. Variety describes the Dealmakers Impact Report as the ‘lawyers, financiers, execs and entrepreneurs that have forged ahead amid a pandemic and an economic near-collapse.” This is the 7th Consecutive Year Mr. Chatham has been in this market leading report, which “highlights the top mavens guiding an industry that continues to re-invent itself.” The issue was published on December 9, 2020., Dealmakers, Variety, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles
  • The Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • The Hawaii Bar Association And The D.C. Bar Association.
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Office Location for Christopher Chatham

2046 Hillhurst Avenue
Suite 130
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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