Attorney at Law
Law Office of Nadia Daley-Blake
Apr 2015 - Present
Private practice of law representing the following clients: fintech startup, cloud SaaS startup, consumer packaged goods startup, music company as well as providing for other individual client’s legal needs. Counsel various startups on business formation and implementation of business models, drafted contract templates for End User License and SaaS licensing deals.
Dec 2016 - Jun 2017
Review and negotiate agreements with all payments ecosystem participants, including issuers, acquirers, merchants and digital technology providers. Draft and negotiate MSAs, GFAs, SOWs, NDAs, Developer Evaluation Agreements, B2B/B2C service agreements, and SaaS procurement & sales contracts.
Galore Music/TreeHouse Music
May 2015 - May 2016
Provided for the company’s legal needs in relation to intellectual property licensing, work-for-hire agreements, music/television and digital/new media agreements, as well as research and advise company on related legal trends in the entertainment/digital industry. Tasked with the collection and management of all licensing and contracting requirements, for timely compliance and/or renewal.
Corporate Counsel (Interim General Counsel, July 2014 to October 2014)
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Drafted, reviewed and negotiated technology service agreements and license grants for software products, SaaS, open source and cloud based products, SOWs and NDAs for companies such as IBM and Retalix. Drafted and implemented terms and proposed solutions as they applied to Internet and mobile products, data security, e-commerce, international contracts, MSA, commercial and operating agreements.
SumitomMitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Legal and Compliance- Capital Markets, Inc.
Oct 2012 - Aug 2013
Drafted and assisted in the implementation of compliance policies, procedures and internal controls designed to ensure that the institutional clients, worldwide, have adhered to the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act Reform. Performed compliance with due diligence documentation requirements of registering, reporting and client recordkeeping while working closely with KYC support staff.
SONY Music Entertainment- Business and Legal Affairs
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
Analyzed and interpreted contractual rights and researched disputed issues under executed recording agreements. Reviewed and drafted various agreements including, but not limited to, side artist agreements, no objection letters, confidentiality agreements, product placements, talent placements, online promotions, live-event related agreements, grant forms, and master use licensing agreements.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Organized pleadings, proofread documents and drafted letters and motions. Researched case law and prepared memoranda for senior attorneys to use in ongoing litigation. Examined implications of current technological developments—streaming media, digital downloading, and “cloud storage” – affecting copyright holder’s intellectual property rights.
HIT Entertainment Inc.
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Drafted a variety of contracts related to consumer products, music/television, new media and publishing agreements. Researched intellectual property issues, including copyright and trademark infringement, prepared cease and desist letters and other related activities (e.g. copyright infringement takedowns on YouTube). Reviewed and evaluated pre-existing production and talent agreements.
DL Bentley Law Group PLLC
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Drafted memoranda of law in support of motions and summary judgments, complaints, answers, bills of particulars and stipulations. Conducted research and drafted memoranda on issues relating to the protection of client’s rights and assets regarding patent, trademarks and copyright as well as registration of client trademarks.
Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
Reviewed and coordinated supporting legal documents associated with Equity Finance, Prime Brokerage and ISDA master agreements. Managed system accounts and worked with credit department in granting approval and determining limits.