Leo Lichtman is an associate at Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP, where his practice focuses on the firm’s copyright and other intellectual property and litigation matters.
Before joining O+Z, Leo served as senior legal fellow at the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. There, Leo actively engaged on a number of legal, policy, and industry developments affecting a wide range of creative fields. Working closely with industry stakeholders, Leo drafted comments filed with federal agencies, along with statements to Congress on issues that arose during its ongoing copyright review process.
While in law school, Leo was a summer clerk for the Office of the General Counsel within the U.S. Copyright Office, clerked for two boutique intellectual property firms, interned with the general counsel for a major live entertainment company, and interned for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. Leo also served as a member of his school’s Business Law Review, and served as a Vice President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.
A life-long musician, Leo attended Vanderbilt University on a music scholarship, completing his B.M. in musical arts and economics. Leo did his legal studies at the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
Leo is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars, and is additionally admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is also active with the Copyrights Division of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property, serving as vice-chair of the Copyright Legislation Committee.