Darrelle Spears is a Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs within the Global Digital Business department of Sony Music Entertainment in New York, NY. In this role, Darrelle is responsible for negotiating agreements with media companies that make music available in digital formats, and she advises the company on a variety of legal matters relating to copyright laws. Prior to working at a record label, Darrelle began her legal career by working at a major, global law firm where she practiced general corporate transactional law and then moving to another major, global law firm where she focused her practice on intellectual property and informational technology transactions. Darrelle received her J.D. from New York University’s School of Law. She also holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Howard University.