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About the Author
Jo-Ná Williams, Esq. is an attorney, advisor, speaker, and educator.
In 2011, Jo-Ná founded J.A. Williams Law to assist artists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders with business and intellectual property matters and help them successfully navigate their careers and businesses. She is dedicated to issues regarding the rights of content creators, as she believes they are a population highly vulnerable to exploitation without proper knowledge. She founded Artist Empowerment, a business development consultancy in 2013 to advise creative people on entrepreneurship, branding, and sales. Some of her clients have written best-selling books; created award-winning blogs; been nominated for Grammys; and been listed in the Billboard Top 100, Amazon, and iTunes top album charts. Like some of her clients, Jo-Ná has also received widespread acclaim, having been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Black Enterprise, Marie TV, and The Root. She has spoken at Facebook, LinkedIn, NYU, Rent The Runway and universities across the country. Recently, she was named one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in the country by The National Black Lawyers. Jo-Ná is licensed to practice law in New York.