Kelly D. Shapiro


The Law Offices of Kelly D. Shapiro provides legal representation and business counseling to clients in the entertainment, tech, and startup industries. Attorney Shapiro represents world famous DJs, fashion brands, musicians, singer-songwriters, stand-up comics, actors, television and film producers, on-air talent, reality stars, podcasters, production companies, podcast networks, aggregators of content, record labels, PR firms, hair & makeup agencies, investors, entrepreneurs, and Startups. 

Outside of practicing law, Attorney Shapiro is very active in multiple mentorship and community service programs, and serves on the board of Silicon Beach Young Professionals, and the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles as Communications & Diversity Co-Chair. 

Attorney Shapiro received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and B.A. from the University of Southern California. 

Past and Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

Global Networking Night, Social Media Ambassador, Harvard Alumni Association and Harvard Club of Southern California, Hollywood, CA, January 9, 2019.

Freelancers Union/Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Free Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, New York Media Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, December 19, 2018.

Building Interdisciplinary Teams for Product Innovation, Panelist, REMODE: The Premier Event for Disruptive and Sustainable Fashion, Los Angeles, CA, November 13-14, 2018.

Business Risk, Technology, and The Law: How Data and Technology Will Lower Your Exposure, Help You Win, and Save You Money, Panelist, Harvard Business School Association of Southern California, Cooley LLP, Santa Monica, CA, October 25, 2018.

2018 Entrepreneurial Forum: Professionals You Need to Succeed, Panelist, Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles and the National Black MBA Association, Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 2018.

DJ Jazzy Jeff's PLAYLIST Retreat, On-call Business & Legal advisor for all attendees, Bear, DE, August 7-8, 2018.

Legally Brown: Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs, Panelist, HUE Tech Summit, Philadelphia, PA, May 4, 2018.

How Startups and Business Owners Succeed, Panelist, Pepperdine University Graziadio Business SchoolLos Angeles, CA, April 11, 2018. 

MBA Lunch Break: Equal Pay Day, Speaker, Graduate School of Nonprofit Management at American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, April 10, 2018.

Latino Wealth Forum, Panelist, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce and Next Gen Latinos, March 21, 2018.

Growing Minority Small Businesses in Los Angeles, Panelist, The Milken Institute, March 14, 2018.

How to Market Your Business and Yourself, Panelist, YurHouse at SXSW, Austin, TX, March 11, 2018.

Women in Startups, Organizer and Panelist, Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles, February 6, 2018.

Hiring Secrets for Startups, Panelist, Silicon Beach Fest, December 2017.

Women in Startups, Organizer and Panelist, Harvard Law School Association of New York City, Goodwin Proctor, LLP, New York, NY, October 18, 2017.

Laws of the Land, Legal & Business basics for Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders, Speaker, Black and Brown Founders Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2017. 

DJ Jazzy Jeff's PLAYlist Retreat, Keynote Speaker: "The Business of YOU" - Business & Legal issues facing DJs, Producers, and artists, Bear, DE, August 2016.

Founders & Funders Panels: How To Start Your Startup and Get Funded, Moderator; presented by the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles, Harvard Law Entrepreneurs Network, HBS Alumni Angels of Southern California, Santa Monica, CA, March 2015.