Monika is a skilled and savvy lawyer for clients in the entertainment and music industries who are seeking to maximize their brands and capitalize on opportunities via an array of new distribution channels and technologies. From talented artists to dynamic entrepreneurs, independent record labels to new media and technology companies, Monika provides strategic and informed counsel that not only builds but transforms the careers and companies of some of today’s most cutting edge and influential music and entertainment entities.
Having worked at a major label and as a promotion representative for a major film studio, Monika has a unique perspective and comprehensive understanding of her client's needs. Monika knows how to surmount the legal and business challenges they encounter as they look to protect their assets, broaden their opportunities and ensure career longevity. As a seasoned transactional attorney well-versed in the nuances of the industry, Monika is also fluent in brand development and in navigating the traditional and nontraditional channels to reach new audiences and earn new streams of revenue. For clients with unique and complex legal and business issues to tackle, Monika is the attorney they want on their side of the table.
For Monika, success is defined when she is able to call upon her experience representing talent and her insight into the cutting-edge work of independent labels and pair that with the endless opportunities offered by new media and technology companies, formulating deals that move each party’s business goals ahead and into new and ground-breaking industry territory. Monika is also a certified executive coach and is skilled in guiding her clients in strategic decision making.
Within the firm, Monika serves as the New York office liaison for the Income Partner Committee and the Women’s Initiative.
Before Fox Rothschild
Monika served as a partner at both boutique and mid-sized New York law firms before joining Fox. Prior to her legal career, Monika worked in creative marketing and promotion for the entertainment industry.
During her years at law school, she was a founding member of the Online Journal of Conflict Resolution. She was also one of the recipients of the Founder’s Day Scholar Award from New York University.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Monika sits on the advisory board of Rock the Earth, an organization that works closely with the music industry and its fans concerned with the future of public lands, air and water.
Honors & Awards
- Named among the Top Music Lawyers by Billboard (2018)
- Nominated Female Executive of the Year by the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, 2007
- Profiled by Jane magazine