New York State Bar (2017)
Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2016)
Virginia Tech, cum laude (2013)
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).
Are Ideas Protected by Copyright Law?
If you have a great idea for a movie or product and want to pitch it to someone, how can you keep the idea from being stolen? Alternatively, if someone comes to you unsolicited with an idea, do you have to pay them for using it? Many people think you can copyright an idea and
“How much were you paid at your last job?” Why New York Laws Protect Employees Against Salary Discrimination
These are the New York Laws that Aim to Reduce Salary Discrimination, and why you should be aware of them when talking to any potential employer Several New York State laws protect against salary discrimination. One law requires pay equity; the other bans questions about salary history. Since 2019, New York has sought to address
What is the O-1 Visa Extraordinary Ability Visa, and What Contracts Are Needed To Secure It?
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