Brenda Robinson

Swanson Martin & Bell LLP

Brenda Robinson is an entertainment attorney and Chicago native whose law practice focuses on intellectual property and entertainment matters on behalf of clients in the music, film and television industries. Brenda is currently a partner in the law firm of Swanson Martin & Bell LLP in Chicago. Throughout her career, Brenda has provided legal counsel to numerous recording artists, musicians and composers, actors and actresses, production companies, authors, arts organizations, athletes and entertainers. Brenda is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and obtained a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a certificate in business and public policy from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Brenda is an associate member of the Recording Academy and is active in the Sundance Institute. Brenda is also an active philanthropist in the arts and entertainment community. She currently sits on the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Representation Project, Chicken & Egg Pictures and the Grammy Music Education Coalition, is a voting member of Film Independent and a founding advisory board member of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Brenda has acted as production counsel and executive producer for numerous documentary and feature film projects, as well as scripted and unscripted television programming. Brenda was named to the Billboard Magazine 50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz list in 2014, and to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Entertainment & Sports for 2013, 2014 and 2015.