Jennifer Justice

Barrier-Breaking Entertainment Attorney & Business Strategist; Former General Counsel & EVP, Roc Nation; Founder & CEO, The Justice Dept.
  • A power player in the business world regarded for her transformative impact in entertainment, music, media, and consumer retail
  • Served as Jay-Z’s entertainment attorney for 17 years and, as general counsel and EVP, helped him build Roc Nation into a leading entertainment company
  • Leads a frank conversation about equity for women in the workplace and beyond

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A force to be reckoned with and a powerhouse in the business and entertainment worlds, Jennifer Justice is a trailblazing entrepreneur and renowned entertainment executive who has made a name for herself by marrying art with commerce to launch and scale the careers and business portfolios of many of the world’s chart-topping artists, female founders and C-Suite executives. Among a long list of accomplishments, she partnered with hip-hop icon and business mogul Jay-Z to build Roc Nation into one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. In a career spanning more than two decades across music entertainment, media, tech and consumer retail, Justice has solidified herself among the most innovative business leaders who consistently create strategic impact, as well as a fierce champion for gender equality in the workplace … and beyond.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Justice brings a wealth of business acumen and unique insights to any talk as she draws from her prolific career building the biggest brands in the entertainment world to growing and scaling revolutionary female founded businesses to negotiating massive executive compensation packages for women to share tangible strategies for establishing powerhouse businesses and capitalizing on opportunities to create high-revenue returns in any industry. She keeps audiences hooked with never-before-heard stories featuring power players in business and refers back to lessons learned from her experiences in the entertainment industry to show groups approaches they can adopt to re-think their businesses and create new avenues for success. As someone who was often the only woman in the room and had to work twice as hard to prove herself in a male-dominated industry, Justice also addresses topics related to the importance of equity and inclusion in corporate spaces.

For 17 years, Justice worked alongside Jay-Z as his personal entertainment attorney and was Beyoncé’s personal attorney for a year as well. As Roc Nation’s general counsel and executive vice president of strategic marketing and business development, she was instrumental in structuring the company’s vision and growth and negotiated and closed lucrative new opportunities for Roc Nation artists and athletes, including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Kevin Durant, and Robinson Cano — to name a few. In 2019, she founded The Justice Dept., a business development, management, strategy, and legal firm that supports female entrepreneurs, executives, talent, brands, creatives, and entertainers (including legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa) in building and maximizing their value across industries, including tech, consumer goods, finance, media, entertainment, and fashion. At the same time, she is the host of the fast-growing podcast, “Takin’ Care of Lady Business,” in which she interviews achievers, entrepreneurs, and high-level executives on various topics related to building businesses and overcoming challenges on the path to thriving in business and life.

In addition to being a seasoned board member and an angel investor for cutting-edge companies, including Miss Grass, Stance, and Yola Mezcal, Justice has been named a “Game Changer” by Goop, highlighted by InStyle as one of the “50 Badass Women Changing the World,” Worth Magazine’s Groundbreaking Women and featured in Billboard’s “Women in Power” list three times. She is a regular presence in the media, having been featured on “TODAY,” CNBC, TheSkimm, Yahoo, and the “Tamron Hall Show,” and appearing as a regular contributor on NBC News. Justice remains a vocal advocate for people of all backgrounds in the workplace and continues to use her platform as a means to create more equitable spaces for all.

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Taking Care of Lady Business: Continuing the Advancement of Women at Work. Jennifer Justice’s path to becoming an executive and heavy-hitter in the music industry wasn’t without its challenges. As she climbed up the ladder, she saw firsthand the disparities between how men and women in similar roles were treated — in terms of compensation and elsewhere — and has been dedicated to stamping out inequities for women at work ever since. In her signature tell-it-like-it-is style, she makes sure to celebrate the progress that has been made for women in the workplace, while addressing the challenges that continue to exist and what needs to happen in order to overcome them.

Pointing to her own story, as well as the stories of the female leaders she has worked alongside and those she has interviewed for her acclaimed podcast, “Taking Care of Lady Business,” Justice shares her strategies for overcoming the challenges that women face in male-dominated industries like music and media, including how to build a strong network of support, how to navigate difficult situations with confidence, and how to identify and seize opportunities for growth and success.

Surprising Lessons for Making it to the Top. A founder, CEO, executive, lawyer, and business strategist, Jennifer Justice’s rise to the top of the corporate game is a fascinating and inspiring case study of what’s possible through planning, determination, risk-taking, and a belief in oneself. Retracing pivotal moments from her career, with gripping stories that take audiences behind the scenes of the business and entertainment worlds, Justice demonstrates the ways in which individuals, teams, and organizations can identify their purpose, mission, and goals on the path to making it to the top, and shares valuable nuggets of wisdom for how to approach every situation with clarity and intention in order to continually steer yourself to where you want to be.

How to Negotiate Like a Boss: Lessons from Business Leader & Entertainment Lawyer, Jennifer Justice. In this inspiring and informative talk, Jennifer Justice shares her insights on the art of negotiation, drawing on her extensive experience as a top entertainment lawyer and EVP of Roc Nation. Justice knows what it takes to negotiate deals in the fast-paced, ever-changing worlds of music and media, where the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. She'll share her secrets to success, including how to prepare for negotiations, how to build strong relationships with your counterparts, and how to find creative solutions to complex problems.

Her engaging and accessible style will leave your audience feeling empowered and inspired to take their negotiation skills to the next level. Whether you're a seasoned negotiator or looking to hone a new skill, you'll walk away from this talk with practical tips and strategies that you can put into practice immediately.

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