Shane Wax is an experienced litigator with a focus on intellectual property, entertainment, technology and privacy issues.
Mr. Wax’s breadth of knowledge and experience has benefitted past clients, from individual creators and engineers to developing start-ups and established companies. Mr. Wax has represented world famous fashion designers and franchised restaurants in trademark and copyright lawsuits and “mom and pop shops” faced with malicious competitors in online marketplaces, and also second chair a breach-of-contract trial involving a NYC property featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. His knowledge and experience also helps Mr. Wax foresee potential contractual issues for clients who wish to assign, license and protect their interests.
Prior to joining Leichtman Law in 2022, Mr. Wax worked with several boutique litigation firms, where he gained firsthand exposure to all aspects of rights enforcement, litigation, and dispute resolution, including regular appearances in court. Mr. Wax joined Leichtman Law because he admired their knowledge, creativity and commitment to obtaining the best outcome for a wide range of clientele.
An amateur musician himself, his passion for music and art is what has driven his professional career. Mindful of the axiom, “if you can’t do, teach,” Mr. Wax instead went another route, and regularly offers pro bono services to independent musicians and artists in New York City who often cannot afford legal assistance. He also supports the local music scene by regularly attending concerts and adding to his growing vinyl record collection.
Mr. Wax has authored a number of articles about intellectual property matters, including major court cases, legislative developments, and entertainment and technology news stories. In May 2021, his article, “A Primer on NFTs and Smart Contracts” was published in Lawyer-Monthly.
J.D. Cum Laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2014)
B.A. in Economics from Cornell University (2010)
New York (2015)
U.S. District Court — Eastern District of New York (2015)
U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York (2015)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2018)