Elsa Ramo founded the firm in 2005 on the Universal Studios backlot. She graduated from University of San Diego School of Law in 2002, and began her career in entertainment law by establishing the Los Angeles office for Davis Dixon Kirby LLP (a royalty litigation firm). After several clients approached her to handle their independent productions, she created Ramo Law, which is now located in Beverly Hills. The focus of her firm is to provide comprehensive legal services to producers, financiers, creators and owners of film, television and digital content.
Honors and Awards
Her expertise has been featured in numerous outlets, including Variety’s 2014 Women Impact Report, The Story Exchange’s Power List (with their full power list here), The Insiders, Indiewire’s Women to Watch, The Wrap, Forbes, and Latino Weekly. Additionally, she has lectured on film financing for the California Lawyers for the Arts, Film Independent, Attorney Credits, LawReview CLE, myLawCLE, and the Institute for International Film Financing.
She has been a panel and guest speaker at USC, AFI, UCLA, the Produced By Conference, South by Southwest, SXSW V2V, Slamdance Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, Digital Hollywood, Boston University School of Law, and the University of San Diego Law School. In May 2010, she was awarded an Artistic License Award along with Maria Shriver by California Lawyers for the Arts for her outstanding pro-bono work providing artists and arts organizations with legal services.
Outside of membership in five Bar Associations (California, American, Washington D.C., Beverly Hills, & Los Angeles), Ms. Ramo is also a member of Film Independent, Women in Film, California Lawyers for the Arts and is the founder of PEFA (a professional organization for female attorneys in the entertainment industry).