Ellie Sanders - Romano Law

Ellie Sanders

Senior Law Clerk


Law School

New York Law School


McGill University

Ellie Sanders is a California native who since has lived, worked and studied in Italy, Canada, England, Israel and New York.  Ellie joined Romano Law as a Spring Extern in 2022 and continues with the Romano team as a Law Clerk.

Ellie is a Dean’s Scholar student at New York Law School, where she is a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review, an Affiliate of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology and a Member of the Media, Entertainment and Fashion Law Association.

Ellie earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Political Science and Economics.  Ellie completed her master’s studies at the London School of Economics, graduating with merit distinction.  Since then, Ellie has worked for a global fashion house, a nonprofit and a boutique law firm in New York City.

On the weekends, Ellie loves to explore New York City on foot, eat dim sum and go to the movies.

Blog Entries

  • Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement Against an Independent Contractor in Florida?

    Many businesses use non-competition agreements to help ensure former employees do not use information they gained from the employer to benefit a competitor.  While they can serve a valid business interest, non-competes also restrict future employment so there are strict requirements regarding when they can be used.  In Florida, one area where they may be

  • Sarah Palin vs the New York Times: The Latest on Her Defamation Lawsuit

    Sarah Palin continues her fight against the New York Times, alleging defamation.  The case, originally filed in 2017, has been dismissed twice, but her legal team is appealing the latest dismissal.  Her chances of winning are slim under current case law because defamation is difficult to establish when the media writes about public figures.  The

  • Can You Legally Record a Conversation in New Jersey?

    New Jersey law regarding recording conversations is complex.  While you may be able to legally record a conversation in New Jersey for civil purposes, the rules for law enforcement are much stricter.  When parties are in different states, it gets even more confusing because you must consider other state and federal laws.  These can vary

  • Remote Work Decisions Ahead for Employers

    As concerns about COVID-19 and variants have lessened, some companies are asking employees to return to work in the office.  In many cases companies are allowing hybrid work arrangements in which employees spend 2-3 days in the office and the rest of the week working remotely.  This is being fueled in part by the fact

  • What Is the Metaverse and What Legal Issues Does It Raise?

    The metaverse may seem like a new techie game, but it is a real and growing digital world that raises a host of financial, business and legal issues.  For those who want to take advantage of the opportunities it may offer, consulting knowledgeable professionals will be essential to help make well-informed decisions and minimize risks.

  • Dissolving a Business Entity in California

    If you own a business in California and you have decided to wind down your operations, you will have to go through the formal process of dissolving the company.  Laws vary from state to state, for example, the process in New York differs in some ways from the process in Florida.  California state law requires

  • Copyrighting and Licensing Choreography

    A choreographic work is one where the “composition and arrangement of a related series of dance movements and patterns are organized into a whole.”  It may be used to convey a story, theme or abstract concept and can include elements such as rhythmic movements of the body and the sequence of those movements. Choreography is

  • Are Recorded Conversations Admissible in New York?

    Update: September 30, 2022 In today’s world, making a sound recording is easier than ever.  But, as easy as it may be, recording a telephone or in-person conversation is not always legal.  If you run afoul of state or federal wiretapping laws, you may expose yourself to serious consequences, including criminal prosecution and civil liability.  Importantly,

  • Deepfakes and Intellectual Property: What You Should Know

    Celebrity identities have been fraudulently manipulated in hyper-realistic videos, known as deepfakes, since the technology became widely available in 2017.  In October 2022, Bruce Willis denied claims made by a deepfake company that he had “sold the rights to his face” in an apparent bid to extend his acting career past his retirement.  Even though

  • Follow the Money: New York City’s Wage Transparency Law

    New York City’s Wage Transparency Law goes into effect on November 1, 2022, making it mandatory for employers to share the salary or hourly wage in job postings.  Specifically, the law provides that when employers with four or more employees post an advertisement for a job position or promotion, the employer must also list the

  • When Must New York Employers Pay Employees for Their Unused Paid Time Off?

    The Empire State has some of the most comprehensive legal protections for employees in the country.  Employees in New York State have a right to paid time off under the state’s paid sick leave law.  Understanding this law, among other relevant employment statutes in New York, is key to navigating your rights as an employee

  • What to Know When Hiring a WGA Writer

    The Writers Guild of America, known as the WGA, is a labor union that represents writers in television, film and new media.  Because the WGA negotiates collective bargaining agreements with studios and has secured many benefits, including guaranteed minimum salaries, residuals, writing credits, pensions and health plans, professional writers tend to be members of this

  • New York’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Packs a Punch

    In November 2020, New York expanded its free speech protections through a new anti-SLAPP law.  The statute seeks to deter lawsuits against parties who speak out on an issue of public interest when the purpose of the suit is to discourage individuals from exercising their First Amendment rights.  Both sides should pay careful attention to

  • Separating Fact From Fiction: Legal Considerations In Historical Dramas

    According to the well-known saying, every story has already been told.  This is especially the case in historical dramas, which are retellings of true events that add fictionalized elements for dramatic effect.  In other words, historical dramas are a hybrid of fact and fiction.  Recently, a wave of historical dramas garnered awards nominations, including “The

  • What To Know Before Selecting a Title For Your TV Series

    In the streaming era, more television shows are being produced and made available to the public than ever before.  In the last three years, there has been almost a 20% increase in unique program titles, so television producers must take significant care in naming their series to avoid overlap with the titles of existing series.