Leah Norod | Romano Law | New York City Attorney

Leah Norod

Associate Attorney



New York State Bar (2017)

Law School

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2016)


Virginia Tech, cum laude (2013)

B.A., History

B.A., English Literature (Pre-Law)


Leah is an associate at Romano Law with three years of experience in entertainment, intellectual property, business and employment law.  Working closely with Shaliz, Leah serves as point person on most entertainment matters and often jokes that she does a “development deal a day”. She drafts and negotiates a wide range of television, documentary and narrative film agreements throughout all stages of production from both the talent and production company perspective. Leah regularly advises social media influencers, models, producers, unscripted talent, musicians and content creators and works with complex and highly customized agreements within difference facets of the entertainment industry while interfacing directly with guilds and talent representatives. She is knowledgeable in copyright and trademark law and has experience in wrongful termination of employment, proper classification of workers, as well as the purchase and sale of businesses.

Leah feels strongly about taking the practical approach and is passionate about protecting her clients in their creative endeavors. She loves getting to know her clients outside of the confines of a meeting or a phone call.  In her spare time, Leah loves literature, film, television and video games. She regularly attends the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) as an industry professional and has been quoted in Buzzfeed speaking on fair use and copyright law.

Leah loves traveling and has an anecdote for most situations (legal or otherwise).

Blog Entries

  • Understanding New York Civil Rights Law §50-a

    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 officers could not be

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  • 5 Differences Between Agents and Managers

    If you’re in the entertainment business, you’ve probably come across various talent representatives, particularly agents and managers. While some may mistakenly view agents and managers as the same, there are several important distinctions between their roles. 1. Booking Gigs Agents represent talent in seeking and securing employment and help ensure the client gets paid. They

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