Susan Grode is an LA-based attorney (J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1977) whose practice focuses upon the legal needs of the entertainment industry: inellectual property, merchandising, publishing, licensing, and other concerns. She represents motion picture and television studios, filmmakers, producers, animators, and game developers.
In parallel with this work, Grode has been an activer supporter of the work of feminist artists. She is a co-founder and the first president of the California Women’s Law Center, as well as a legal advisor to Ms. Magazine and an advisory board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She became acquainted with Judy Chicago during the production of The Dinner Party and has served as Chicago’s—and the work’s—legal representation in the years since.