Rom Bar-Nissim




Rom is a passionate media and entertainment litigator who focuses on First Amendment and Anti-SLAPP matters, copyright, defamation,
privacy, right of publicity, trademarks, contracts and business torts.

He has extensive experience in the federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate court level, including the California Supreme Court.

Rom also provides pre-publication and pre-broadcast counseling to a wide range of clients in the media, digital and entertainment industries. With a background in theater and {lm, he provides distinct insights into the intersection of law and entertainment. Rom takes a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and has the ability to translate esoteric legal concepts to content producers in plain English and practical terms.

Rom has written several book chapters and numerous articles in prestigious publications on a variety of topics axecting the media, digital and entertainment industries. He served as a co-executive editor of Internet Law and Practice in California, a practice guide published by CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar).






Before Bandlow Law


Prior to joining Bandlow Law, Rom was an attorney at a national law firm practicing media, entertainment and intellectual property law. Prior to that, he was at boutique entertainment and media law firms. He was also previously a production attorney for Half-Life, Inc., a Fox Television station subsidiary. Additionally, he was a research fellow at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, working on advocacy projects for documentarians and independent filmmakers. During law school, Rom won the Norma Zarkey Memorial Award for his achievements in entertainment law. He was a legal intern in content protection with 20th Century Fox and a boutique entertainment law firm. He was a research assistant, handling various intellectual property and First Amendment issues. Additionally, he founded and taught an academic support program for international students studying at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.


Outside the Office


A frequent author, Rom recently co-authored a chapter on United States law for the " International Libel and Privacy Handbook.