As Associate Arts Professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Lauren Davis teaches a range of courses about the legal and business aspects of the music industry, music entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. Davis joined the full time faculty in 2006 after serving four years as an adjunct instructor.
In addition to her teaching, Davis is an experienced music and intellectual property attorney. Davis started her law practice in 1993 and has provided legal and strategic guidance to artists such as: The Allman Brothers Band, Psychedelic Furs, Reverend Run from Run DMC, Boyz II Men, Jennifer Holliday ("Dreamgirls"), Salsa legend Celia Cruz; songwriters such as Michael Masser ("The Greatest Love of All," "Touch Me in the Morning"), and Andrea Martin ("Before You Walk Out of My Life Monica," "I Love Me Some Him" Toni Braxton and "Better in Time" Leona Lewis.)
As an elected member of NARAS NY Chapter's Board of Governors, and active member of NARAS's Advocacy Committee, New York State Bar's Intellectual Property Law Section, Music First, and Women in Music Davis is deeply invested in dynamic industry in which her students and clients thrive. In addition, Davis has been a speaker and panelist at major music industry conferences both nationally and internationally.
Davis has a passion for helping her students and clients successfully grow their careers and feels privileged to teach at, and be a part of, this growing program.