How to Break into Entertainment Law – Mitra Ahouraian – S4E22

This week on the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna speaks to Mitra Ahouraian.

In 2011 Mitra founded her own law firm, Mitra Ahouraian Law. Based in Los Angeles, it’s a full-service corporate and entertainment law firm. Prior to this she worked as a legal counsel at MTV and Phoenix Books, as well as working at Munger Tolles & Olson.

She’s had a highly impressive career, being awarded the ‘Super Lawyers Distinction’ four years in a row! Alongside her role, she’s also a dedicated volunteer for third sector organisations. Notably, in 2016 she played a leading role in organizing the Skid Row Carnival of Love, providing entertainment and essential social services to 3,000 homeless people in downtown LA.

In the full episode she discusses:

  • The challenges of switching from a medical degree to a law career
  • Why not starting your own law firm can sometimes be a risk
  • What’s she’s learnt as a legal entrepreneur, including the importance of staying curious
  • Her advice and experience on getting over imposter syndrome when working in a large firm
  • Her tips for aspiring legal professionals, and her work to help the LA homeless community 

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