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Immediately prior to joining Legendary, she was Vice President of Business Affairs at NBCUniversal, where she worked for 9 years, on both the network and studio sides, starting in the legal department.
Jennifer began her legal career at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Century City. She then worked at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP in Denver before moving back to Los Angeles to work at NBCU.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from UCLA, summa cum laude, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude.
In addition to her strong bankruptcy and restructuring knowledge, Jennifer also has significant experience in the area of corporate finance, having represented a number of lenders and borrowers with respect to loan originations and merger and acquisition transactions in non-distressed deals.
In 2017, Jennifer was named a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL). In 2014, Jennifer was named to the American College of Bankruptcy as a fellow for the class of 2015. Jennifer is also a contributing author of Collier’s Bankruptcy Practice Guide. Jennifer is very active with the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. She is on the Board of Directors, serving as secretary to the Board, and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee.
The 2013 edition of Chambers USA notes Jennifer’s “particular expertise in representing lenders”, quoting an interviewee as saying that Jennifer “is technically top-notch” and “in dealing with investors, companies and creditors she takes control of meetings and expresses our viewpoints.” She has been identified as a leading Bankruptcy lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2008–2017) and Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency (2016–2017) and was named in The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2018) and Southern California Super Lawyers (2012–2018). Jennifer was named to the 2011 Daily Journal’s list of the Top 25 Women Corporate and Transactional Lawyers in California and was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal 2014 list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in California. L.A. Biz named Jennifer a 2015 “Women of Influence” honoree, recognizing a “strong track record of paying it forward through community service and mentoring.” In 2014, she received the award for “Mentoring: Private Practice Lawyer of the Year” from Chambers USA Women in Law. Chambers USA Women in Law Awards honor outstanding private practice and in-house female lawyers and law firms that have made outstanding contributions to pro bono work, gender diversity and the mentoring of women lawyers. Also in 2014, she was the recipient of an “Innovator” award from ALM’s The Recorder for her “mentor[ing] of female attorneys on social media use, co-authoring papers and developing the building blocks of their practices.” The award honors “original approaches to improving delivery of legal services to clients.”
Nicole graduated UCLA with a BA in Communication Studies in 1989 and later studied fashion at Parsons School of Design in Paris, France. After seven years at Sony Studios, Nicole launched her own interactive start-up, Simul-Sports International, Inc. Nicole went on to create, design and produce her photographic work in her first publication entitled RARE by daab Books (2008). RARE was featured on ExtraTV, exhibited in Los Angeles at Celebrity Vault Gallery and Book Soup in Hollywood and in New York at The Greenhouse in 2009. Nicole’s other works have been exhibited at White Gallery in Whitefish, Montana; Cisco Home in Los Angeles, California and Intuition in West Los Angeles, California. Nicole is an author of two children’s books, Romeo Loves Juliet and Much Ado. Nicole won Photo District News’ 2009 FACES contest and her image, Treasure, was selected a winner from over 16,000 images from 57 countries for the Art of Photography Show 2009. Nicole’s GUESS What? series exhibited at the Guess?/Guess by Marciano store in Miami Beach, Florida in 2010. To Live and Die in LA photographic art was exhibited at Cisco Home in Los Angeles, CA through 2011. Nicole is active in her community; she is on the board of the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA), Helena Inc., National Breast Cancer Coalition and LA Premier Water Polo and works very closely with the Royal Drawing School in London.
As SVP/GM of Disney Concerts, Chip oversees the development, production and licensing of a broad array of concert programs, including orchestral productions such as the upcoming Star Wars Film Concert Series that will premiere with the New York Philharmonic in Fall 2017, as well as “Pixar in Concert,” The Little Mermaid in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, “Fantasia: Live in Concert,” numerous tween-focused concert tours such as “High School Musical: The Concert” and “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” and the upcoming Frozen Ice Concert Experience worldwide touring production that will launch in 2018. Disney Concerts currently produces or presents over 400 concert events worldwide each year with paid attendance in excess of one million people. Chip also focuses on managing DMP’s expanding businesses, including signing top contemporary songwriters to the roster, collaborating with DMP’s global publishing partners, and developing new strategic initiatives to leverage The Walt Disney Company’s incomparable music catalog.
Chip began his career as an associate with Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, a Washington, D.C., media and communications law firm. He was later recruited to join the New Media practice group of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a preeminent technology and venture capital law firm based in Silicon Valley. In 1995 Chip joined Warner Bros. Records, serving in various capacities in his 11 years there, including Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs.
A native of Southern California, Chip received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review, and he received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a major in Communication Studies.
Mr. Nierob has represented celebrity clients in their endorsements and creation of various products, such as Victoria Principal’s skincare line, Principal Secret; Ali MacGraw’s award-winning video, Yoga, Mind, and Body; and Jennifer Lopez’s fashion line, J.LO by Jennifer Lopez. He has also represented numerous celebrity-authored bestselling books. Marketing and campaign strategies include infomercials, sponsorship, and celebrity tie-ins.
In 2007, Mr. Nierob was awarded the Les Mason Award, which honors those in the field of public relations, whose achievements have been outstanding; whose work reflects the highest professional ideals worthy of being singled out by his or her peers for the highest honor the Publicists Guild can bestow on one of its own members.
A graduate of UCLA, Mr. Nierob is a frequent guest lecturer at his alma mater as well as the American Film Institute. He delivered the Commencement Address to the 2010 Communication Studies graduating class at UCLA’s Royce Hall.