Jack Kealey - Romano Law

Jack Kealey

Graduate Law Clerk

Jack Kealey


New York (Pending Admission; Passed New York Bar Exam)

Law School

Brooklyn Law School, cum laude (2021)

Journal of Law and Policy, Executive Articles and Symposia Editor


University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. (2017)

Jack Kealey is a Brooklyn Law School graduate where he was on the executive board of the Journal of Law and Policy and published his note Preserving Fabled Amateurism: The Benefits of the NCAA’s Adoption of the Olympic Amateurism Model, 29 J. L. & Pol'y 325 (2020).  In addition to working at Romano Law through law school, Jack interned at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and at a general practitioner’s office in Manhattan. Jack’s practice areas include intellectual property, commercial, and employment litigation.

Jack is a concert goer, world traveler, avid Boston sports fan, home chef and yogi.

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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  • Avoiding and Redressing Cryptocurrency Scams

    Intro Cryptocurrency has become a highly sought-after investment.  Its investors range from tech savvy investment professionals to regular people with limited investing experience.  The industry has garnered a reputation of high-risk, high-reward investments that make for tempting opportunities for those comfortable with educated gambling.  Like gambling, the drawback of crypto investment is the potentially massive

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  • Kanye and Walmart Battle Over Trademarks and Foam Shoes

    Two powerful brands, Yeezy and Walmart, are currently battling over trademarks that are allegedly too similar.  The two actions relate to Kanye’s Yeezy fashion line.  Trademark law provides important protections to brands of all sizes, so even small companies should pay attention to these cases to understand how to enforce their rights or avoid liability.

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  • The Deal to Legalize Marijuana in New York

    The Deal to Legalize Marijuana in New York New York State has reached a deal to legalize marijuana.  This was the third attempt at legalization as nearly 60 percent of New Yorkers favor legalization of recreational marijuana.   Previous deals had failed due to decision-makers’ inability to agree on how to spend marijuana-related tax revenues and

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  • Changes to New York’s Right of Publicity Law

    Updated: July 9, 2021 In New York, individuals generally have the right to control the commercial use of their name, image and likeness, or other similar aspects of their identity.  This is referred to as the right of publicity.  Not all states recognize this right.  While New York has offered some protection in the past, Governor Cuomo signed

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  • Supreme Court Steps Up To The Plate To Face Compensation For Student-Athletes

    It is no secret that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) oversees a very profitable business.  The billions of dollars that college basketball and football programs generate on a yearly basis have had student-athletes clamoring for their fair share for decades.  In 2019, the Fair Pay to Play Act was introduced and picked up steam after

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  • What Are COVID Liability Waivers?

    Liability waivers are documents businesses may choose to have their clients, customers and/or patrons sign.  They generally state that patrons will not bring a lawsuit against the business in the event they receive personal injury, including illness, from entering the business establishment or participating in a service the business provides. In light of the COVID-19

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  • How Can the WARN Act Protect You as an Employee?

    Millions of Americans have been laid off over the last few months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  If you are an employee who has recently been laid off, you should become familiar with the federal and state WARN laws, as they may offer protection, depending on the circumstances of your lay-off. The WARN Act,

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  • Understanding New York Civil Rights Law §50-a

    Updated: October 18, 2021 Advocacy groups have long clamored for the repeal of New York Civil Rights Law §50-a, otherwise known as the Police Secrecy Law.  Organizations such as the Legal Aid Society and Communities United for Police Reform pushed for the repeal of §50-a in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, arguing that police

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