Sophia Le - Romano Law

Sophia Le

Senior Law Clerk


Law School

New York Law School


University of Texas at Austin

Sophia is currently a third-year student at New York Law School who has worked at Romano Law since Summer 2021.  Prior to law school, Sophia pursued her English degree and Information Studies minor in her home state at the University of Texas at Austin.

Now, Sophia is a member of the New York Law School Law Review and serves as the Fundraising Chair for the Asian American Law Students Association. Sophia enjoys researching and discussing the law. Relatedly, she assists Professor Richard D. Marsico in drafting his special education law treatise and is a torts teaching assistant. In addition, she was a teaching fellow for New York Law School’s Academic Success Program where she guided 1Ls in preparing for their vigorous and demanding law school schedules.

Her areas of concentration include transactional law and litigation.

However, her non-legal interests include going for long runs along the Westside Highway, reading romantic comedy novels, and listening to Taylor Swift.

Blog Entries

  • Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement Against an Independent Contractor in Florida?

    Many businesses use non-competition agreements to help ensure former employees do not use information they gained from the employer to benefit a competitor.  While they can serve a valid business interest, non-competes also restrict future employment so there are strict requirements regarding when they can be used.  In Florida, one area where they may be

  • Sarah Palin vs the New York Times: The Latest on Her Defamation Lawsuit

    Sarah Palin continues her fight against the New York Times, alleging defamation.  The case, originally filed in 2017, has been dismissed twice, but her legal team is appealing the latest dismissal.  Her chances of winning are slim under current case law because defamation is difficult to establish when the media writes about public figures.  The

  • Can You Legally Record a Conversation in New Jersey?

    New Jersey law regarding recording conversations is complex.  While you may be able to legally record a conversation in New Jersey for civil purposes, the rules for law enforcement are much stricter.  When parties are in different states, it gets even more confusing because you must consider other state and federal laws.  These can vary

  • Unboxing the Nike v. StockX NFT Lawsuit

    On February 3, 2022, Nike, Inc. started a federal lawsuit against online marketplace StockX LLC over StockX’s use of NFTs.  The lawsuit marks another chapter in the emerging area of NFT litigation that includes Miramax, LLC’s suit against Quentin Tarantino (over “Pulp Fiction” NFTs) and Hermès International, S.A.’s suit against artist Mason Rothschild (concerning “MetaBirkin”

  • What is a Hostile Takeover?

    A hostile takeover is a type of corporate merger transaction.  When a business is bought or sold, it is usually by mutual agreement of the buyer and seller and both parties’ boards of directors and management teams agree to the terms.  The boards then recommend the transaction for a shareholder vote to approve the board’s

  • Waiver Requirements in California Settlement and Separation Agreements

    A waiver or release of liability is a standard provision in many types of contracts, especially settlement and separation agreements.  For example, when an employee leaves a job, an employer will typically require the employee to sign a severance or separation agreement that waives their rights to sue and releases the employer from liability for

  • Do Employees Have a Right to a Lunch Break in California?

    Most employees expect to get a meal break, but employers may not necessarily be required to give one. It is important to understand the rules, as federal and California laws vary on whether an employee has a right to a lunch break, and if so, when and how they must be provided. Does California Require

  • What Is the California Family Rights Act?

    The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is the state’s version of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  It allows eligible employees to take up to twelve workweeks of unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons without jeopardizing their job security.  While the two laws are similar, generally, CFRA covers a wider group of

  • Can I Sue for Defamation?

    Defamation claims are based on the facts and circumstances surrounding a published false statement of fact.  If there is a true case of defamation, and you or your business were damaged as a result, then those damages can be compensable through a successful civil lawsuit.  However, not all disparaging statements result in liability, and claims

  • What is a Corporate Resolution and When Do You Need One?

    Many business owners choose to incorporate or form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to protect their personal assets from business creditors.  In order to limit personal liability, entities must respect specific corporate formalities.  Among these include complying with annual filings, avoiding the mixing of company funds with the owners’ assets, holding required meetings and using