Andrew Ramstad - Romano Law

Andrew Ramstad

Graduate Law Clerk

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Law School

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude (2021)

University

University of Washington, Seattle, B.A. (Political Science, Law, Societies and Justice), 2015

Andrew Ramstad is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a national team competitor and executive board member of the Moot Court Honor Society Trial Division, a Note Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, and a teaching assistant in Criminal Law.

Prior to law school, Andrew completed a B.A. in political science at the University of Washington in Seattle.  He then worked in politics as a Director of Field Operations and Session Aide for a State Senator in the Washington State Senate, and later managed a Ben and Jerry’s scoop shop.

During law school, Andrew was both an intern and a law clerk for Romano Law.  Andrew also completed an internship at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.  He excelled in coursework on complex commercial litigation, first amendment law and internet law.

In his free time, Andrew is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks and Washington Huskies fan, a trumpet player, and an avid runner and hiker.

Blog Entries

  • Confession of Judgment in New York

    Updated: January 25, 2022 A confession of judgment is an instrument used to secure the full payment of an agreed upon settlement amount.  It often arises when one party to a settlement agreement has concerns about the other party’s ability to provide full payment.  Usually, this is in instances where the settlement amount is broken


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  • ‘Get Back’ – Broadening New York’s Retaliation Law

    How does New York State Define Retaliation in the Workplace? Workplace retaliation generally occurs when an employer punishes their employee for reporting a violation of labor law or other unsafe conduct, either to a supervisor or to a relevant government agency.  As the New York State Department of Labor describes on its website, retaliation can


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  • The Private-Sector Primacy of US Data Privacy

    At the end of October, Google announced a change to its privacy and data policies permitting minors to have more control over their online images.  This update follows a concerted policy shift Google began in August to protect minors online and supplements Google’s pre-existing content removal policies. In recent years, data privacy laws have been


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  • Planning for and Navigating a Business Divorce as a Start-Up

    Business divorce — the departure of a business partner on either amicable or not-so-amicable terms.   Business splits can be particularly harmful in the case of a start-up; after all, the worst time for a business to undergo a split is when it’s trying to find its feet, and the departure of a partner can create


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  • Special Delivery – New York’s New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

    Delivery drivers and bikers have been a modern fixture of New York for at least the last several years.  Particularly after demand for food delivery spiked during the COVID-19 lockdown and has remained high, food delivery workers are an ever-present institution of the city, zipping around the streets on electric bikes with insulated bags, frequently


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  • How do the COVID-19 New York Executive Orders Impact Civil Statutes of Limitations?

    Updated: 2021 April 26 In New York, as in most states, a lawsuit must be filed within a specific time frame.  The laws that govern those time frames are statutes of limitation. For example, in New York, a defamation claim must be filed within one year of the publication or communication of the defamatory statement.  The COVID-19


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  • Mixer’s Shuttering and Lessons for the Future of Streaming

    At the end of June, Microsoft announced the closure of its esports streaming service, Mixer.  Since Microsoft’s acquisition and rebranding of Beam in 2016, Mixer had a polarizing and brief existence.  Despite a technologically impressive service and a community of dedicated streamers and viewers, Mixer’s viewership numbers never put more than a modest dent in


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  • Gay and Transgender Rights Protected from Employment Discrimination

    In New York City, New York State and 21 other states, an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity is protected from employment discrimination based on state and local law.  Under federal law, however, LGBTQ individuals’ protection from employment discrimination depended on what federal circuit they lived in. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced in a 6-3


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  • Finding Safe Harbor; Navigating a DMCA Takedown Notice

    Updated: June 30, 2020 If you run a website that hosts user-generated content, or are yourself a user of social media or a cloud-based storage service, you have likely heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, codified as 17 U.S.C. §512.  The DMCA is the federal law that expanded the ability to enforce copyright to


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