Chris is a second-year JD/MBA student at American University Washington College of Law. He is the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for American University’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society, as well as the Secretary of the Student Bar Association. In addition to working at Romano Law, Chris is a student attorney at American University’s Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Chris’s primary areas of study include intellectual property and transactional law, particularly within the context of the entertainment industry.
Before joining Romano Law, Chris served as a legal assistant at a general practitioner’s office in Syracuse, New York where he drafted legal memoranda and motions for bankruptcy, divorce, and Article 78 disputes. Prior to law school, Chris interned for several international organizations, including the United Nations Refugee Agency and the International Rescue Committee, where he mentored and provided legal assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers as they went through the asylum process.
Chris is an amateur music producer, mixed martial arts fan, concert goer, and aspiring graphic designer.
Understanding Music Royalties
The music industry is an economic powerhouse, earning a revenue of $20.2 billion in 2019 alone. Despite its monstrous success, the heart and soul of the music industry – recording artists, songwriters, composers and publishers – often leave a substantial amount of money on the table. The question is: “why?” The answer – difficulty in