Partner, Granderson Des Rochers
Lynn Gonzalez is an experienced entertainment attorney and music executive. She most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Business Affairs and Business Development at Def Jam Recordings (Universal Music Group), where she was the label’s lead attorney and oversaw matters for its roster of artists, including Kanye West, Big Sean, YG and Justin Bieber. Prior to Universal, Lynn was counsel for Atlantic Records and Razor and Tie Entertainment. She also taught music industry and copyright at Hunter College in NYC after beginning her career as an intellectual property attorney at the Wall Street-based law firm, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She has built a reputation across her career as a legal expert who advocates hard for the artist’s vision but serves as a partner to the business leaders to guide them in achieving their objectives while effectively managing risk for the corporation.
Lynn has a passion for mentoring and was a founder and the president of the Black Women in Entertainment Law Foundation, a non-profit that mentored and funded scholarships for women of color in entertainment law. She is also proud to be a member of the NY Chapter of the Recording Academy, where she serves as Chapter Secretary.
Lynn is a graduate of New York University and studied at University of Southern California School of Law and the University of Amsterdam School of Law before receiving her JD degree from NYU Law.
CLE 2023: Ethical Considerations For Lawyers Navigating Sticky Situations
10/13/23, 7:00 PM
Seasoned practitioners and ethics experts discuss the real life thorny ethical issues entertainment attorneys often grapple with while representing A-list talent. The discussion will include such topics as an attorney's legal and moral obligation to assist troubled clients having mental or drug related issues and what obligation an attorney may have to help clients save and protect their assets through estate planning and other mechanisms.
Common Pitfalls in Leveraging Your Music Catalog and How to Maintain Ongoing Cash Flow
10/10/23, 3:00 PM
This panel will explore the common pitfalls a creative can encounter when leveraging their music catalog. There are a growing number of alternative funding options these days, so it’s imperative that musicians and their teams weigh all of the options to fully understand what they’re getting and what they’re giving up.