AML 043: Interview with Dina LaPolt, Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyer

Hollywood Reporter has named Dina LaPolt of LaPolt Law as one (1) of ten (10) most influential music business lawyers in its ‘Power Lawyers 2015’ edition.

LaPolt who is a graduate of John F. Kennedy University College of Law in Walnut Creek, California,  joins Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), host of The Africa Music Law Show,  to discuss her journey towards becoming one of the most powerful lawyers in the entertainment industry.

In the 43rd podcast episode, LaPolt shares how she broke into the music business, how she became a lawyer, her first job as a lawyer, launching her own law firm, working with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Tupac Shakur’s estate, Steven Tyler and Deadmau5, dealing with lawsuits and “haters”, her work with helping to overhaul the U.S. Copyright Act and much more.

Where to Find Dina LaPolt

Twitter: Dina Lapolt

Website: DinaLapolt.com 

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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