Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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.