Cathy Perifimos is an Of Counsel attorney for Thompson LLP, engaged for certain specified matters. She represents both companies and individuals across the entertainment and media industries on an array of transactional matters and general counseling, including with respect to production, distribution, marketing, copyright, and talent.  

Cathy has broad experience in the entertainment industry, which started with working in the dramatic rights department of Curtis Brown Ltd. literary agency and later at Dembitzer & Dembitzer LLP, a boutique entertainment firm. Most recently, she spent nearly a decade at the Smithsonian Channel, where she ultimately ran the business and legal affairs department for five years.

Cathy Perifimos

Bar Admissions

New York


Barnard College, Bachelor’s Degree – Political Science & History

Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

Areas of Practice

Transactional entertainment specializing in unscripted television and documentary film.

Professional Activities/Organizations

Barnard Women in Entertainment, Founder and Board Member

Filmmakers Clinic at Cardozo School of Law, Board Member

FAME program at Cardozo School of Law, Advisory Board Member

Miami University Law School, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law program, Mentorship Circle Leader