Lawyers are called upon to be zealous advocates for their clients. Chrissie Scelsi has been steeped in the art of advocacy since the age of 16, when she worked as part of the Truth campaign in Florida. These advocacy skills, coupled with a passion for music nurtured in the Florida punk rock scene, led Chrissie to study marketing and music business at Loyola University New Orleans. As part of the school’s marketing team, she developed award-winning campaigns for the Pringles brand, as well as the American Marketing Association. There she developed the solid business foundation to help your entertainment or new media venture get off the ground, in addition to learning recording, music marketing and other valuable entertainment skills.
After graduating with honors in 2004, Chrissie moved on to pursue a juris doctor at Saint Louis University School of Law. She focused her studies on intellectual property and entertainment law, as well as furthering her knowledge of business entities. Chrissie earned the CALI Award for the Highest Grade in Entertainment Law Planning and Drafting, and competed as part of the Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Moot Court Team during her time at SLU Law. In addition to her time in the classroom, Chrissie gained real world experience by interning with a startup recording studio and record label. Chrissie has also been published in the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, as well as the Science and Technology Lawyer, and has co-edited a book on the practice of intellectual property law in virtual worlds and computer gaming for the American Bar Association.
Ms. Scelsi also has continued to hone her skills and knowledge, receiving her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Entertainment and Media Law from Southwestern School of Law in May of 2013. The combination of skills and knowledge that Chrissie Scelsi possesses, as well as her passion for entertainment and new media, give her a perspective not every lawyer can provide and that can bring your venture to fruition. Whether you’re in a band looking to keep it DIY, an independent filmmaker looking to bring your film to Hollywood, or a new media venture in need of business consulting, I can help you try to achieve your goals.