Born, raised and educated in Southern California, Helen Yu Leseberg has spent more than two decades advocating on behalf of artists, songwriters, producers, and creative talent in the entertainment industry. As the principal attorney at Hollywood-based Yu Leseberg, A Prof Law Corp, Ms. Yu is a noted authority on entertainment business strategies and contract negotiations. Working under the highest ethical standards, she is an advocate for her clients and the go-to attorney for recording artists on matters pertaining to entertainment business strategies.
In her two decades of experience, Ms. Yu has represented a variety of artists including: Ty Dolla $ign; David Guetta; members of the Black Eyed Peas; Snoop Dogg; producers Printz Board; Keith Harris and George Pajon; Earth Wind & Fire’s Verdine White; Estate of Jimmy Holiday; L.A. Rebellion film movement leader Jamaa Fanaka; the late Latin-Regional Mexican Superstar Joan Sebastian; Laid Back Luke; Tupac Shakur Super Producer Deon Evans; YG; the T. Rex and Marc Bolan Music Catalog; and television composers Transcenders, just to name a few.
Ms. Yu is the founder of North Hudson Music, a finely-curated music publishing administration company that assists songwriters in collecting royalties for their works throughout the world. This includes copyrights of songs performed by a variety of artists, including Justin Timberlake, Wiz Kahlifa, Snoop Dogg, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Christina Milian, Britney Spears, YG, Tyga, and many more.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Cal State University, Northridge and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Whittier College School of Law.
Prior to law school, she was a professional musician and interned at California’s premier live music promoter, Avalon Attractions (now Live Nation), as well as at Enigma Records. During law school, Ms. Yu interned in the legal and business affairs department of Motown Records. Prior to founding Yu Leseberg in 2000, she was employed in-house at Virgin Records America and at Sony Pictures Entertainment Group.
She has served as a guest lecturer in legal matters at the largest music industry conference in Europe, the Amsterdam Dance Event. In 2012, she was a guest lecturer for Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter’s Film and TV Conference.
Ms. Yu is licensed to practice law in the state of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995.
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