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 experience in Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law. She’s drafted and negotiated network television and film agreements from the talent and production sides, advised social influencers and new media content creators and drafted complex and highly customized agreements within difference facets of the entertainment industry. She enjoys taking the personal, practical approach and is passionate about protecting her clients in their creative endeavors. In her spare time, Leah loves literature, film, television and video games. She recently attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) as an industry professional and has volunteered at IndieCade.
Prior to joining Romano Law, Leah earned her law degree at Brooklyn Law School and received a certificate in Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law. She acted as Co-Vice President of the Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society and worked at a boutique music law firm specializing in celebrity representation. She has completed coursework in Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Fashion Law, Entertainment Law and Media Law.
Prior to moving to New York, Leah was a DJ at her university’s independent radio station and worked as a volunteer at a Washington, DC area music venue. She is originally from Northern Virginia.
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