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

  • The O-1 Visa Extraordinary Ability Visa and The Contracts Needed To Secure A Three Year Period

    Author: Leah Norod. Co-Author: Steve Maggi The O-1 visa is a non-immigrant, or temporary work visa, which can last for up to three years at a time and has no limit on the number of extensions. Extraordinary ability visas encompass all professions, including business, science, education, athletics, and the arts. Since ability is a subjective

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  • Morals Clauses – What’s New?

    Morals clauses are typically called upon to allow employers to disassociate with talent or high-profile employees who exhibit bad behavior.  The rapid growth of the #MeToo movement and a newfound zero tolerance attitude in entertainment and business has caused morals clauses to become more broad in scope, and for terminations under them to be more

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