Speaker Profile

LaPolt Dina

Job TitlePresident

Company NameLaPolt Law (USA)

About

Dina LaPolt is a top music attorney who owns her own law firm representing numerous high-profile artists.  Dina is an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation.  She is also intimately involved in legislative advocacy on behalf of music creators, serving as the attorney advisor to the Songwriters of North America (SONA), an organization which she co-founded, and as one of the advisors to the GRAMMY Creators Alliance. 

 

Most recently, Dina was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for her role in spearheading the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, a copyright bill which was signed into law on October 11, 2018.  This marks just another honor in her illustrious career championing for the rights of songwriters and creators – a career highlighted by the orchestration of SONA’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice for its 100% licensing mandate and resulting in the DOJ halting its assertions and ultimately deciding not to pursue its claims.  Dina even presented a TED Talk on the importance of standing up for songwriters. 

 

For the 18th consecutive year, Dina taught her UCLA Extension class, “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business.”  Billboard called the class an “industry must-attend” and a “breeding ground for some of the music industry's best and brightest.” 

Dina has been honored with numerous industry accolades including Billboard’s Power 100, Women in Music, and Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys; the Hollywood Reporter’sTop Music Business Attorneys; and Variety’s Legal Impact Reportand Women’s Impact Report Notably, Dina earned recognition for her work on the MMA as MIDEM’s as 2018 Top Lawyer, one the 2018 Executives of the Year for Billboard’s Women in Music, and the Recording Academy’s 2019 Entertainment Law Initiative’s Service Award recipient.

Conference Sessions

  • Main Seminar – Keeping It Honest: Transparency and Related Legal Issues in the Entertainment Industry

    05 Jun 2019, 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM, Main Room

    Followed by IAEL Cocktail Party (by invitation only) Never has the need for transparency in the entertainment industry been more important.  The 2019 IAEL Book ...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        Conferences
      2. Event Date
        Wed, Jun 5
      3. Event Theme
        Legal
  • Keynote Sylvia Rhone, Chairman & CEO, Epic Records (USA)

    05 Jun 2019, 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM, At Stand: Main Room

    During her first ever keynote, Sylvia Rhone will be interviewed by Dina LaPolt, in a truly unique conversation between two of the most powerful female influence...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        Conferences
      2. Event Date
        Wed, Jun 5
      3. Event Theme
        Legal
        Music Business

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