Senior Advisor, Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Following his appointment in 1999 as the President of Lucas Licensing, Howard Roffman was responsible for the licensing and marketing of all Lucasfilm properties, including Star Wars and Indiana Jones. In 2012, he transitioned to the role of Senior Advisor, offering his invaluable insights to the company based on his over 30 years of experience at Lucasfilm.
Prior to joining Lucasfilm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bryan Simpson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Thereafter, he worked as an associate at the Washington D.C. law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In 1980 he joined Lucasfilm as legal counsel and soon after was promoted to general counsel. In 1984, Roffman served as acting chief operating officer and in 1999 was appointed as President of Lucas Licensing.
In 1997, Roffman was selected as Entertainment Marketer of the Year by Brandweek magazine, and again in 1999 by the Entertainment and Promotional Marketing Association. In 2012, Roffman was inducted into the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame by International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association.
Roffman attended the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. He is a member of the Licensing Industry Merchandising Association and is also an inactive member of the California and Washington, D.C., Bar Associations. He is a member of the board of the San Francisco Film Society.
Roffman was born and raised in Philadelphia, Penn.