DLJSEC has assisted numerous entertainment professionals including dancers, singers, live stage performers, musicians, television personalities and producers, disc jockeys, actors, models and athletes. Our consultant services include assistance with endorsement and appearance agreements. Our team works with other sports and entertainment professionals as well to get the job done for our clients. DLJSEC was also a member of the Hudson County Huddle Zone Committee and planned events during the Superbowl in January 2014.  Come in and consult with us!


Desha L. Jackson, CEO


Desha L. Jackson is  the Chief Executive Officer of DLJSEC and an attorney in the state of New Jersey, who has practice law for over 15 years.  She is also the Program Manager for her own non-profit DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation a project of United Charitable Programs, a registered 501 (c) 3 charity (hereinafter "Give to Live"). Give to Live's mission is to raise funds and awareness as well as to support charitable causes, events and needs of people in some of the following areas: sports,athletics,education, religion, poverty, homelessness, socio-econimically depressed areas, law enforcement, the arts, sick and disabled people, children, young adults, students, women and the elderly through fashion, sports and entertainment events.(http://dljgivetolive.unitedcp.org)  In 2012, through her non-profit she founded Jersey City Fashion Week (hereinafter "JCFW").  JCFW celebrates fashion and entertainment, while creating an opportunity to give back to worthy causes in the community.  Part of the proceeds of JCFW are donated to community causes. (www.jerseycityfashionweek.com)In her various capacities she has also planned and executed several major media events and functions. 


Ms. Jackson earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Drew University and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law on partial scholarship. While at Stetson, Ms. Jackson was a member of Student Government, an officer of the Black Law Students Association, and was on the honor roll and Dean’s List for academic achievement. In 1996 Ms. Jackson was a judicial law clerk at the Monmouth Vicinage in Freehold New Jersey, in the criminal division for the Honorable Theodore J. Labrecque, Vincent Hull and Michael D. Farren. Ms. Jackson worked as a legal assistant at the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, and was the first African American Female prosecutor ever hired at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in its 165 year history from 1997 to 2000. In May 2000 Ms. Jackson became an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark, where she litigated and prevailed in several significant cases on behalf of the City.


Ms. Jackson also served as a Deputy Attorney General in Trenton, at the Department of Law and Public Safety, assigned to the Office of State Police Affairs. In 2004 Ms. Jackson was promoted to Deputy Director of this unit, argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and received a unanimous decision in favor of her client. In 2007, Ms. Jackson was an associate at the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, where she was assigned to the Employment Law team.

 

Ms. Jackson has received numerous awards and honors over the last 15 years.  In 2007 she also received a Professional Lawyer of the Year award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism  and the New Jersey Women Lawyer Association and the New Jersey Women Lawyer Association.  Recently, she was named a “Rising Star” in the August 2006-2009 editions of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Jackson was also listed in the Best Lawyers publication in 2009.

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Ms. Jackson is very involved in professional bar related activities and was named Young Lawyer of the Year in 2002 by the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She is a member of several NJSBA and American Bar Association (hereinafter “ABA”)committees and sections including the NJSBA Entertainment, Sports and Arts Section and the ABA  Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.Ms. Jackson is also the past president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey.