Lawrence Shire is the head of the Motion Picture, Television, Theatre, Publishing, New Media and Sports practice group at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C.
He graduated in 1982 from the George Washington University Law School and then clerked for the Honorable Oliver Gasch, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. He graduated Order of the Coif, with highest honors and was the Notes Editor of the George Washington Law Review.
Larry began his career in private practice at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He joined Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C. in 1991 to help lead the firm’s growth and expansion from the music business into all other areas of the transactional entertainment and sports business.
Practicing entertainment law for over 30 years, Larry represents a wide variety of clients including: Robert De Niro, LeBron James, Elton John, Martha Stewart, David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Upton, Gayle King, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", Scott Rudin, Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Kate Spade, Live Nation, iHeartMedia, Madison Square Garden, Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and Victor Cruz.
- State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A. in Political Science and Economics, 1978)
- George Washington University Law School (J.D., with highest honors, 1982)