101 Stage Adaptations

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts NY with Amy Lehman (Ep. 58)

February 01, 2024 Amy Lehman Episode 58
101 Stage Adaptations
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts NY with Amy Lehman (Ep. 58)
Show Notes

Amy Lehman from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (New York) stops by the show to talk about this organization and how artists can benefit from their programs and services. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Amy pivoted from a performance career to a career in law
  • What VLA is and who can use their services
  • Many of the programs VLA offers
  • The types of problems she wishes she didn't have to solve 

And more!

Resources Mentioned
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (New York)
VLA Calendar
Missing Movies

About Our Guest
After a career as a professional ballet dancer, Amy Lehman attended NYU for her bachelor’s degree in theater history and dramatic literature. After graduating from NYU, she continued to work in the theater industry, where she reviewed contracts and managed and negotiated licensing agreements for plays in the US and internationally.

Having been inspired to go to law school by her desire to help other artists, she studied IP and media law while at University of Michigan School of Law, where she served as an editor on the Journal of Race and Law, and as president of the Entertainment, Media and Arts Students Association.

Amy’s primary practice has been general commercial litigation, including matters involving art law, media law, employment, intellectual property, constitutional law, real estate, insurance, contract disputes, torts, and other disputes. She is also a trained mediator with extensive experience working with VLA in the MediateArt program and is on the panel of mediators assigned to resolve cases for the Southern District of New York.

Amy is a member of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014-2017 and New York Metro Super Lawyers 2018 through 2023.

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