Pasadena Resident, Playhouse Board Member Darrell D. Miller Honored as Entertainment Lawyer of the Year in Beverly Hills

(l-r) Actor Rocky Carroll with his wife, Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP, Architect, Principal and Director of Global Diversity at Perkins+WillThe honoree and his family, who are Pasadena residents: (l-r) Amari, Shannon and Darrell Miller, honoree/Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices(l-r) Mark Silow, Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild, LLP; honoree Darrell Miller, Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices; Abe Reich, Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild, LLP(l-r) BHBA Entertainment Law Section Co- Chair Leigh Leshner; honoree Darrell Miller, Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices; BHBA CEO Marc Staenberg; and BHBA President Howard FredmanWriter/director/producer Robert Townsend(l-r) Angel Miller with her son/honoree Darrell Miller(l-r) Jeff Dixon, Disturbing Tha Peace co-founder; Grammy Award-winning rapper/actor/entrepreneur Ludacris, Disturbing Tha Peace co-founder; honoree Darrell Miller, Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices; and Chaka Zulu, Disturbing Tha Peace co-founder(l-r) Director/producer/entrepreneur Berry Gordy and Jadagrace Gordy(L-R) Actress/author NeNe Leakes, actor/comedian Michael Colyar and Emmy-Award winning journalist Shaun Robinson(l-r) Shaunie O’Neal  (former wife of Shaquille O’Neal), actress/author NeNe Leakes, actress Angela BassettEmmy-Award winning journalist Shaun Robinson, who served as the host of the festivitiesSinger/actress Brandy, who performed at the eventHonoree Darrell Miller is presented with the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 2016 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year award by author/filmmaker T.D. JakesLudacris, who performed at the event

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1:41 am | June 20, 2016


[Updated]  Pasadena resident Darrell D. Miller, Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices, was honored as the 2016 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), at its annual Awards Dinner on May, at The Beverly Hilton.

Miller, the author of The 16th Minute of Fame: An Insider’s Guide for Maintaining Success Beyond 15 Minutes of Fame, is nationally recognized for his innovative strategies for effective brand building for his clients.

The star-studded evening featured musical tributes to Miller from three of his Grammy Award-winning clients: rapper/actor/entrepreneur Ludacris (Fast & Furious), singer/songwriter/producer Donald Lawrence and actress/recording artist Brandy Norwood. Warm and poignant tributes about Miller and his impact on the entertainment industry were also given by actors Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Khadijah and Malika Haqq, NeNe Leakes and Rocky Carroll; writer/director/producer Robert Townsend; author/filmmaker T.D. Jakes; attorneys Mark Silow, Virgil Roberts and Leroy Bobbitt; his wife Shannon Miller; and international evangelist/teacher/author Paula White.

Shaun Robinson, author, producer and Emmy award?winning journalist, hosted the festivities. Proceeds from the event support the BHBA’s education and community outreach programs.

The Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award honors leaders in entertainment law for significant contributions to the profession. It has been presented annually since 1989 by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, which has the largest entertainment law section of any bar association in the world

“Darrell Miller is an outstanding attorney whose innovative and far-reaching strategies have had a tremendous impact on the field of entertainment law,” said BHBA Entertainment Law Section Chair Leigh Leshner. “Darrell’s background as a singer and performer, along with more than two decades of experience in entertainment law, give him a unique perspective and the ability to see the big picture while focusing on creating highly successful brands for his clients.”

“This award is in reality a testament to the remarkable success and hard work of my tremendously talented clients that I have had the honor of working with over the last 25 years,” Miller said. “I am completely humbled to be singled out by my esteemed peers at the Beverly Hills Bar Association for doing the work that I love to do, which is guiding my clients to understand the urgent need to think differently and embrace change as they approach new opportunities and deal-making today.”