Honors and Awards

Kristina Royce Recognized in Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2022: Top Attorneys Winning Cases and Making Deals in Hollywood


Blank Rome's Kristina Royce, partner and co-chair of the firm's Matrimonial & Family Law practice group, was named a Top Attorney Winning Cases and Making Deals in Hollywood by Variety in its 2022 Legal Impact Report.

Variety describes the honorees as "showbiz lawyers [who] win for their clients in court and guide them through industry disruptions." Each attorney was recognized through a brief honoree profile that describes the focus of their career, notable clients and cases, as well as a piece of advice relating to their practice. 

To read Variety's 2022 Legal Impact Report: Top Attorneys Winning Cases and Making Deals in Hollywood, please click here.

Kristina's honoree profile, as published in Variety, is copied in full below.

Kristina Royce
Partner; Co-Chair of Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group
Blank Rome LLP

Kristina Royce

The daughter of a successful trial lawyer, Royce abandoned corporate law early in her career to enter one of the most highly personal areas of the legal profession: matrimonial law. Recently, she was in the news for representing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the final stages of his divorce from Maria Schriver. While client confidentiality precludes her from mentioning other cases, public records show that she’s handled recent marriage dissolutions for Channing Tatum, Jeff Garlin and Forest Whitaker.

Importance of the pre-nup: “You’re going into the business of marriage together, and you have to be clear in terms of what your respective rules and rights are, because you have to be equal,” she says.