Bertram Fields

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Biography

Bert Fields is one of the nation's leading entertainment attorneys, representing a who's who of Hollywood.

Mr. Fields’ represents the industry’s top performers, directors, writers, producers, studios, talent agencies, book publishers and record companies. Clients have included DreamWorks, MGM, United Artists, Toho, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, The Beatles, Madonna, Sony Music and many others. In addition, he has represented such major authors as Mario Puzo, James Clavell, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler and Richard Bach.

Bert has represented virtually every major Hollywood studio and talent agency, and he has tried many of the landmark cases in the entertainment and communications industries over the past 30 years. His practice is international in scope and extends beyond the field of entertainment, having represented such 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 even a Japanese Bank.

Bert has been the subject of numerous personal profiles in magazines and newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom, such as the New Yorker Magazine, the New York Times, the London Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.

Bert is the author, under a pseudonym, of two novels, the first published by Simon and Schuster and the second by Random House. His third book is a biographical work on Richard III published by ReganBooks/HarperCollins under his own name. His fourth book is an analysis of the Shakespeare authorship question, also published by ReganBooks/HarperCollins.

Since then, Bert has written “Destiny” a novel about Napoleon and Josephine, and “Shylock” a short novel about Shakespeare’s great character and "Gloriana," a biography of Elizabeth I. These books were published by Marmont Lane Books.

Bert 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 and Entertainment Attorney of the Year by the IAOTP. He 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 D.C.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • Harvard Law School  (LL.B., magna cum laude, 1952)
    • Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., 1949)