April 24, 2010 - Entertainment lawyer Robert Myman '67 (Political Science), investment management executive Lauren Leichtman '72 (Psychology) and songwriter Diane Warren '78 (Music) in April became Cal State Northridge's newest Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, during the 12th annual ceremony, held this year at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.
Robert Myman is a founding partner of Myman Abell Fineman Fox Greenspan Light LLP, one of the nation's leading entertainment law firms.
In 1963, he enrolled at San Fernando Valley State College, where he earned varsity letters on the Matador swimming and water polo teams and joined Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
After earning his bachelor's degree from CSUN and his J.D. from the USC School of Law, Myman began practicing law in the L.A. County Public Defender's Office.
"When I began my firm 30 years ago," Myman
said, "my partner was one of my CSUN fraternity brothers who had a script for the movie 'Airplane.' I had one client, John Ritter.
Myman served as executive producer on four broadcast network television series as well as on numerous television movies and specials.
has been honored by the Century City Bar Association
as "Entertainment Attorney of the Year."