NMPA Promotes Danielle Aguirre to EVP & General Counsel

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: December 2, 2015
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association today announced that Danielle Aguirre has been promoted to Executive Vice President & General Counsel. For the past year, Mrs. Aguirre has served as Senior Vice President for Business Affairs & General Counsel and during that time she has taken on a significant management role at NMPA.

“NMPA’s robust legal department is a direct result of the leadership and drive that Danielle has exhibited since she started here,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite. “Her expertise in the field is unrivaled and she continues to be a force for publishers and songwriters when it comes to combating piracy, taking on streaming companies and anyone who wants to infringe on creator’s rights. I am thrilled to recognize the work she has already done and where she intends to take NMPA in her new role.”

Previously, as NMPA’s SVP, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Aguirre managed all legal initiatives including litigation and Copyright Royalty Board proceedings, as well as handling business affairs such as the negotiation of model industry license agreements, and NMPA’s Anti-Piracy Program. She has also expanded the legal team to include a new VP for litigation.

Prior to joining NMPA, Mrs. Aguirre was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP in Washington, DC, where for nine years she litigated cases on behalf of corporate clients in federal and state courts, before arbitration panels and mediators, and in proceedings before federal agencies. She received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her BA from Georgetown University, and is a member of both the New York and District of Columbia Bars.

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