P.J. Shapiro


Ziffren Brittenham, LLP

P.J. is the managing partner of Ziffren Brittenham, LLP.  P.J., who joined the firm in February, 2002, is the firm’s youngest capital partner and represents the fourth generation of management at Ziffren Brittenham.  He has an extensive film and television practice, representing some of the most successful on-camera talent today as well as many acclaimed film and television producers, directors and writers.  He also represents some of the biggest superstars in the world of music. 

P.J. has structured and negotiated ground breaking transactions in the media and entertainment industries – resulting in both lucrative financial benefits and extensive creative control for his clients.  In addition, he has helped his clients identify and exploit important ancillary revenue sources, such as publishing, endorsements and merchandising.

In 2012 P.J. was the youngest person recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the 100 Power Lawyers in the Entertainment Industry – he has remained on that list every year since.  He was listed among Vanity Fair’s 2010 “Next Establishment” List (Vanity Fair’s selection of the nation’s emerging leaders in business, media and the arts), as well as a member of Variety’s 2012 “Legal Impact Report.”  

P.J. received his Bachelors Degree in social sciences (with a minor in physiological sciences) from UCLA in 1995 and his Law Degree and MBA from USC in 1999.  P.J. graduated Order of the Coif from USC Law School and was on the Dean's List at the USC Marshall School of Business each semester during his tenure at the university.

P.J. serves on the Advisory Boards of Kidaptive Media, Woven Digital and Social Gaming Network.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees and is Chairman of the Development Committee at The Laurence School.  He supports various charitable causes, including those supporting underprivileged communities and cancer research.    P.J. was married in August of 2002 to Lisa Pfeffer - the couple has three children (Max 10, Jack 7 and Paisley 3) and currently resides in Encino, California.

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