Dina LaPolt, Esq. is the owner of LaPolt Law, P.C., a boutique transactional law firm specializing in intellectual property and entertainment law, and the only music law firm of its stature founded and run by a sole female attorney. She is an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation.
Dina is intimately involved in legislative advocacy, co-founding the Songwriters of North America (SONA) and helping spearhead the Music Modernization Act, a copyright bill signed into law by on October 11, 2018.
For eighteen years, 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 also presented a TED Talk on the importance of standing up for songwriters.
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’s Top Music Business Attorneys; and Variety’s Legal Impact Report and Women’s Impact Report. Notably, Dina earned recognition as MIDEM’s 2018 Top Lawyer, one of 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, an award for which Dina was the youngest lawyer as well as the second woman ever selected.
Dina is on the board of City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group, Midem’s Advisory Board, and the Grammy’s Entertainment Law Initiative Executive Committee.