Apr 29 2009

Zeina Grenier

Teaches or Lectures in These Online Courses: Music Publishing Industry Law.

Zeina H. Grenier is Senior Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Universal Music Publishing Group.  In this capacity, Zeina drafts and negotiates music publishing agreements for both contemporary and legacy artists and composers from all genres. She also reviews, drafts, and negotiates digital licenses with media companies.  Zeina's position requires her to regularly analyze US and international copyright law and provides guidance on legal copyright issues.  She also participates in regular meetings to review pending deals with members of the Universal A&R department and actively participates in all stages of music production legal library matters.  Prior to joining Universal Music Publishing Group, Zeina served as Senior Director of Legal and Business Affairs at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Zeina teaches Entertainment Law and an online LL.M. course on the Music Publishing Industry at Southwestern Law School, and is active in various legal entertainment organizations.  She currently serves as a board member on Southwestern's Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association and most recently, as Vice Chair on the Committee on Music and Personal Appearances for the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law.  Zeina has also served as a panelist at seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, ASCAP, Southwestern Law School, and the Grammy Foundation’s Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI), where she also donates her time as a judge for the annual ELI Essay Contest.

She earned her J.D. from Southwestern, where she was an award-winning member of Moot Court and co-authored “Use of Loan-out Corporations in the Entertainment Industry” with Professor Robert C. Lind ( Andrews Entertainment Industry Litigation Reporter , January 2006). She received her B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.