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Henry Self has more than a decade of diverse experience representing musicians, actors, writers, directors, producers and other talent in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. He has taken part in precedent-setting published cases in both state and federal courts, authored various legal publications and also acted as a music supervisor and associate producer for numerous short and feature length motion pictures. He is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Self holds a juris doctor from the University of California Los Angeles, where he served as Articles Editor of the Entertainment Law Review, earned a place on the Moot Court Honors Program National Team and received the Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Scholarship. Prior to law school, he studied advertising and marketing at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


Practice Areas


  1. Right of Publicity: 40%
  2. Libel & Slander: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Entertainment: 20%


Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Self & Powers

1645 Vine Street
Suite 307
Los Angeles, CA, 90028


DCInactive 201302/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Melville B. Nimmer MemorialScholarship Recipient2001
UCLA Moot Court Honors ProgramNational Team2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselLavely & Singer PC2014 - Present
PartnerSelf & Powers2014 - Present
AssociateLavely & Singer PC2002 - 2014
Law ClerkCarroll, Guido & Groffman2000 - 2001
Law ClerkDean S. Serwin, Attorney at Law1999 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
The District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Create:Fixate Arts OrganizationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Guild of Music SupervisorsMemberN/A
California Copyright ConferenceMemberN/A
Los Angeles Copyright SocietyMemberN/A
The Recording AcademyMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
MVP Entertainment, Inc. v. FrostN/A
Fahmy v. Jay-ZN/A
Sybersound Records, Inc. v. UAV Corp.N/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
45 Santa Clara Law Review 557Schwarzenegger vs. Bobbleheads: The Case for Schwarzenegger (with Charles Harder)2005
13 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 65Settlement of Infringement Claims by Copyright Co-Owners2004
2003–2004 Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook 165Moral Rights and Musicians in the United States2003
9 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 347Digital Sampling: A Cultural Perspective2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Missouri, ColumbiaAdvertisingN/A1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trademark BootcampRights of Publicity in Video Games2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTrademark Protection in Cyberspace2013
Create:FixateMusic and Copyright2006