NMPA Announces Aguirre As New General Counsel

January 12, 2015


For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer


NMPA Announces Aguirre As New General Counsel


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association today announced that Danielle Aguirre has been promoted to General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Business Affairs. Mrs. Aguirre has for the past four years served as Senior Vice President for Litigation and Business Affairs. In her new role, she will oversee all of NMPA’s legal, business and policy objectives.


Previously, as NMPA’s Senior Vice President, Aguirre managed all litigation and Copyright Royalty Board proceedings, handled business affairs, including the negotiation of model industry license agreements, and oversaw NMPA’s Anti-Piracy Program.


“Danielle’s incredible track record protecting songwriter and music publisher rights through NMPA’s litigation and licensing efforts has taken our Association to the next level,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite. “I am thrilled to have her as our general counsel and know our members will be well served by her drive and expertise.”


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.




About the NMPA: Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. Learn more at www.nmpa.org.