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Entertainment Attorney

Derek is a Salt Lake City-based entertainment attorney and small business consultant whose practice focuses on entertainment matters, business and corporate law, and intellectual property management. He has a passion for independent music, art, and culture, with over 15 years of experience working with musicians, artists, and creative businesses. Derek serves as Chair of the Entertainment Law Section of the Utah State Bar, and President of Utah Lawyers for the Arts. He holds a JD, MBA, BS, and BA from the University of Utah.


  • Law Offices of Derek C. Julio, Shareholder (2016-2017, 2021-present)

  • S.J., Quinney College of Law (U of U), Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law (2020-present)

  • Vavani Productions, General Counsel (2018-present)

  • Rigby Road Music, President (2019-2020)

  • Sentry Financial, Media & Entertainment, Director, Business & Legal Affairs (2017-2021) 

  • Reynolds & Associates, Law Clerk (2014)
  • Music Reports, Legal Intern (2014)

  • Wasserman Media Group, Legal Intern (2013-2014)

Professional Associations

  • Entertainment Law Section of the Utah State Bar, Chair (2019-present)

  • Utah Lawyers for the Arts, President (2017 – Present)

  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals, Member (2013 - Present)

  • Association of Independent Music Publishers, Member (2013 - Present)

  • The California Copyright Conference, Member (2013 - Present)

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