Inter Alia Law
Darlene Tonelli is an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer and the founder of Inter Alia Law, a virtual association of media, tech and entertainment lawyers based in Toronto, Canada. Darlene is also the co-host of the Lawyer Life Podcast, and author of the award-winning Inter Alia blog.
Inter Alia lawyers were trained at big firms, but honed their skills in-house at companies like Microsoft and Universal Music. Inter Alia is founded on the premise that these lawyers, who have worked inside a company, provide more empathetic and practical advice to clients than traditional outside counsel. Since its inception in 2013, Inter Alia has worked with many of Canada’s top companies and most prominent technology start-ups, providing in-house counsel services or a la carte advice.
Prior to Inter Alia, Darlene spent 8 years at Universal Music Canada, where she was most recently Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Affairs. At Universal, Darlene was tasked with building new digital business models for a changing industry. In that role, she worked on several groundbreaking license deals to bring music to listeners in new ways. Prior to that, Darlene was a lawyer at Goodmans LLP.