LOS ANGELES, CA - 05/09/2017 — Bert Fields, Partner of Greenberg Glusker and known as the Celebrity Attorney to the Stars, has been named “Top Entertainment Attorney of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala.
With over 4 decades of professional experience as a practicing attorney, Bert Fields has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert litigator who has become a household name. From representing the industry’s top performers, directors, writers, producers, studios, talent agencies, book publishers and record companies, Bert has represented virtually every major Hollywood studio and talent agency, and has tried many landmark cases in the entertainment and communications industry. He is regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s top entertainment lawyers of all time. His impressive repertoire of clients have included DreamWorks, MGM, United Artists, The Weinstein Company, Toho, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, The Beatles, Madonna, Sony Music, John Travolta, Paramount and many others. Mr. Fields is constantly wowing the public every step of the way with his career achievements and he has been very exciting to watch. His areas of practice extend beyond the field of entertainment, having represented diverse clients as Arizona cotton farmers, Las Vegas hotels and casinos, real estate developers and regional shopping centers, clothing designers, manufacturers, boxing promoters, investment firms and a Japanese Bank.
Aside from his successful legal career, Mr. Fields is also an international renowned published author initially under a pseudonym D. Kincaid: The Sunset Bomber; Final Verdict and the Lawyer’s Tale. Having read English history for years as a hobby Bert spent four years researching and two years writing the non-fiction book Royal Blood:Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes published by ReganBooks/HarperCollins under his own name in 1998. His fourth book is an analysis of the Shakespeare authorship question, also published by ReganBooks/HarperCollins in 2005 Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare. In 2015 Bert wrote “Destiny” a novel about Napoleon and Josephine and “Shylock” a short novel about Shakespeare’s great character. Both books were published by Marmont Lane Books.
Mr. Fields received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1949 and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School (graduated magna cum laude) in 1952 having been an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He is a member of the California and New York Bars. In 2014 Harvard Law School announced that Mr. Fields made a generous gift of $5 million to Harvard Law School to endow the Bertram Fields Professorship of Law.
Throughout his illustrious career, Bert Fields has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal profession. He has received many awards, accolades’ and has been featured in numerous publications and magazines such as the New Yorker Magazine, the New York Times, the London Sunday Times and Vanity Fair. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a contributor to the Op/Ed pages of the Los Angeles Times. He is a recipient of the Interest of Justice Award by the Legal Aid Foundation. In 2011 Mr. Fields was awarded the Crystal Quill Award by the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for his work on William Shakespeare. He has been named Outstanding Professional of the Year, Top Attorney of the Year and Super Lawyers. For 2017 named “Top Entertainment Attorney of the Year” by the International Association of Top Professionals. He is also a sought after speaker and lecturer. Mr. Fields teaches the course on entertainment law at Stanford Law School, lectures annually at Harvard Law School and has lectured on Shakespeare at various venues including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
Looking back, Mr. Fields attributes his success to his experience, mentors he has had along the way and staying passionate in all his endeavors. Bert says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning. In his personal life, he is married to art expert Barbara Guggenheim and they met when she hired him to defend her when she was sued by Sylvester Stallone. Bert has one son, James Elder Fields, granddaughter Annabelle Fields and grandson Michael Lane Fields. When he is not working Bert is also a serious music enthusiast and he performs and records as a singer and a vibraphonist with Les Deux Love Orchestra, led by Bobby Woods.
For the future, Mr. Fields will continue to seek justice for his clients continue teaching and writing and making a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.
For more information on Bert please visit: www.greenbergglusker.com/people/attorneys/fields
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