The Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles

proudly presents


HLS Women in Hollywood: Leading From the Executive Suite

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | Networking @6:00pm & Panel @7:00pm
Nixon Peabody LLP, Floor 41

Parking entrance located at 329 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

Registration required.

Please join the HLSA of Los Angeles for the second panel in our “HLS Women in Hollywood” series. This panel features trailblazing Harvard Law alumnae who have risen to the top of their respective fields as entertainment executives and attorneys. We will hear from the panelists about their personal and professional stories, how they arrived at their current role, their experiences working as a woman in Hollywood, and more, with an opportunity for attendees to network prior to the panel.

Light appetizers and beverages will be provided, and garage parking will be validated. All are welcome to attend, including non-alumni guests, summer associates, and current law students.


Raye Mitchell

Susan Genco ’93

The Azoff Company, Co-President

Susan Genco is Co-President of The Azoff Company where her responsibilities including oversight and management of a diverse portfolio of entertainment companies along with the company’s strategic and legislative efforts. In addition, Ms. Genco is an adjunct professor at The UCLA School of Law where she has taught for over ten years and is a founder of the Music Industry Clinic. Susan is proud to have been featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Women in Music” as Executive of the Year and Hall of Fame as well as featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Power 100”. 

Laura Putney

Tina Perry ’99

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, President

Named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2019, TinaPerry oversees all operation and creative areas of the network, reporting to OWN Chairman and CEO Oprah Winfrey. Tina has received multiple honors and awards. In 2022 she was inducted into the Cable Center’s Cable Hall of Fame. She received the Women in Telecommunications LEA Award in 2019 and the Stanton Award from The Center of Communication in 2021. In 2019, she has was named to the Cablefax 100 list and has received that recognition, five times consecutively. She has also been recognized by the Cablefax Diversity list, Most Powerful Women list and the Variety Inclusion Impact Report.

Desta Tedros Reff

Zazi Pope ‘87

Warner Bros. Discovery, Senior Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel

Zazi Pope is Senior Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel for Warner Bros. Discovery, having first joined Warner Bros. in 1992. As head of the litigation department, she supervises a team of highly skilled and experienced litigators and legal professionals who handle claims and provide risk-mitigation guidance to each of WBD’s business units on a global basis, including Warner Bros. Studios, HBO Max, CNN and the legacy Turner and Discovery networks, among others.  She has been recognized as one of Los Angeles’ “Most Influential Woman Lawyers,” a “Woman of Distinction in the Los Angeles Business and Legal Community,” one of the top 500 lawyers in America by Law Dragon, and a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, an organization that honors the top 5% of the California Bar.


Jillian London

April Hua ’19

Nixon Peabody, Entertainment Associate

April Hua is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Nixon Peabody. She practices in the firm’s Entertainment group, focusing on transactional matters for entertainment industry clients including actors, musicians, talent management companies, brands, startups, and influencers. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, April practiced as an entertainment and intellectual property litigator.

The views expressed by each panelist are solely the views of such panelist and do not reflect the views of Harvard Law School, the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles or any board member of the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles.

Questions? Email April Hua ( for directions and parking information and Steve Papkin ( and April Hua ( for general inquiries.


Event Information


6:00PM - 9:00PM Tue 20 Jun 2023, Pacific timezone


Nixon Peabody LLP
300 South Grand Ave 41st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA

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April Hua
David Codell
  One LLP
Jud Friedman
  Jud Friedman Music
Tami Lefko
  Los Angeles Superior Court - Los Angeles, CA
David Feder
  Jones Day
Michael Linfield
  Los Angeles Superior Court
Wendy Killian
  Catalyst California
Jon Walls
Joy Jacobs
  Dr. Joy
Barbara Reeves
Jackie Hayes
  Warner Bros. Discovery
Elizabeth Williams
David Codell
  One LLP
Ellie Heisler
  Nixon Peabody LLP
Carron Mitchell
  Nixon Peabody LLP
Christina Chang
  Nixon Peabody LLP
Monique Witter
Valentina Polunina
  Nixon Peabody LLP
Courtney Schwan
  Nixon Peabody LLP
Cynthia Alexander
  Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Cynthia Alexander
  Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Walter Mosley
  Mosley & Associates
Kevin Boyle
  Stutz Law Corp.
Lureen Wu
  Los Angeles Asian Film Awards
raye mitchell
  Bossology 53 Entertainment, LLC
Sabra Gandhi Sellers
  Sabra Sellers Real Estate
Gordon Synn
Jillian London
Andie Naar
  Grow Strong Productions
Ariel Shpigel
Jennifer Richmond
  Film & Ink Law Group
Shay Ball
Dolores Kent
  Dolores R Kent, A PMC
Dan Harrison
  Fox Entertainment
Mitch Kamin
  Covington & Burling
Angela Sousa
Joi Rideout
  Warner Bros. Discovery
Dr Isaiah Otis Reid JD
  Federal Criminal Investigator Association
Wendy Killian
  Catalyst California
Jeff Kichaven
  Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation
Sherry William
  Pacific Ivy Law
Marko Stankovic
  Gibson Dunn
Nikki Beard
  Harvard College
Oliver Rocos
  Bird Marella
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