Danielle began her career as an attorney in the Legal Affairs department of a major record label where she handled matters of content protection and pursued claims of copyright and trademark infringement. Prior to this, Danielle worked in the Business and Legal Affairs departments of a major film studio and a catalog record label and where she drafted talent agreements, album licenses, sound recording agreements and artwork licenses. Danielle previously also enjoyed a fruitful career in real estate where she honed her negotiation skills.
Currently, Danielle negotiates and drafts agreements relating to the music business including recording, publishing, producer and songwriter agreements, work for hire agreements, master use and synchronization license agreements, other rights clearance agreements for film and television, as well as agreements relating to new media, endorsements, live performance and personal appearance, and matters and documents relating to litigation, corporate, and sales and acquisition due diligence.
Danielle teaches Music Law 1 at Musicians Institute, a College of Contemporary Music, is member of The Recording Academy, and is actively involved in legislative efforts to encourage copyright policy reform in Washington, D.C.
The Recording Academy; California State Bar; Beverly Hills Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association (Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section); California Copyright Conference; California Lawyers for the Arts.