Rob Catmull


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An experienced corporate lawyer, Robert Catmull represents both public and private companies in the entertainment, sports and media space in a wide range of transactions.

Rob’s entertainment and media clients include television networks, film studios, production companies and content distributors, whom he represents in strategic M&A and complex licensing and distribution transactions.

On the sports side, Rob represents sports teams, strategic investors and event promoters in media rights and distribution transactions.

Rob also maintains an active pro bono practice in the areas of child advocacy, adoption, and asylum. He advises First Star, a non-profit organization preparing foster youth for secondary education and career advancement, in partnership agreements with various universities and other corporate matters, and The Daily Bruin, a UCLA student-run newspaper, with respect to various copyright, trademark, and First Amendment concerns.


  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

  • Received a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognition for Entertainment and Sports Law (2021, 2022)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2015
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas, B.A., 2011, Psychology; summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi
  • Represented leading global media and entertainment company ViacomCBS in its acquisition of a 49 percent stake in MIRAMAX.
  • Represented Shamrock Capital Advisors in a motion picture library acquisition.
  • Represented Revolution Studios in its acquisition of several pictures from Tango Films.
  • Represented Top Rank, Inc. in its multi-year pact with ESPN to show the boxing promoter’s fights telecast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and streamed on the ESPN App.
  • Represented FilmDistrict in its motion picture library sale to Content Partners.
  • Represented a broadcast television studio in its purchase of a profits participation in a major television production in connection with a first look deal with a premiere television writer.
  • Represented a prominent video game developer in its deal with a major motion picture studio for the rights to create a motion picture based on one of the highest revenue generating games in Asia.
  • Represented a motion picture distributor with respect to various theatrical and pay television distribution deals.
  • Represented a live events company with respect to a license of a live concert film.
  • Represented a major motion picture producer on a distribution deal for a major motion picture.
  • Representing Looped in various talent deals, as well as media and licensing deals with talent agencies and radio and media companies.