David Lessoff is the Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at INgrooves Music Group, a global leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. David has extensive legal experience in connection with intellectual property, entertainment and media with a specific emphasis in the areas of recorded music, music publishing, and Internet/technology matters. Prior to joining INgrooves Music Group, David was a Los Angeles-based lawyer in the Entertainment Practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, one of the top entertainment law firms in the United States. Prior to his work at Manatt, David served as in-house counsel at Capitol Records from 1998-2007 as well as in-house counsel at New West Records and at Rhino Entertainment, a division of the Warner Music Group. In addition to his role at INgrooves, David is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where, for the past twelve years, he has taught the Music Law survey course. David is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at SXSW and at many other universities, law schools, seminars, and conferences. David received his B.A. and his M.A. in English with honors from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1990 and 1993 respectively, and he received his law degree with honors from Gonzaga University in 1997. David is a member of the bar in Washington, Oregon and California.
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