LEIA LEFAY Joins Shutterstock as Associate Counsel
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Posted by: Rebecca Hinde
Member Leia Lefay has joined Shutterstock as Associate Counsel.
Leia will be familiar to many members as the winner of our 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award, which is given out at the Annual Meeting. She is also co-chair of our Social Media Committee and a member of our New York Chapter Planning Committee.
Leia began her path towards a career in copyright law when she launched DanceRecords.com, an online vinyl record store, in 2000. DanceRecords quickly became a leading retailer of vinyl records for dance music DJs in the early 2000s, supplying records to many of the nation's top DJs and winning awards at Miami's annual Winter Music Conference.
Through this experience, Leia became fascinated by copyright law and the business and legal challenges facing content creators in the digital era. In 2007, she left DanceRecords to pursue a JD at Cardozo School of Law. In 2011, Leia joined Practical Law Company as the second addition to their in-house legal team and remained with the business following an acquisition of the company by Thomson Reuters in 2013. In her role at Practical Law, Leia was responsible for a range of transactional matters, including copyright licensing and other copyright issues.
Don't miss Leia's appearance as a panelist at A Career in Copyright Law: Where Do I Start?, our New York Chapter Brown Bag Lunch on September 30, 2014.
Congratulations on your new position, Leia!