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Laura Ball

Laura Ball

Contract Attorney and Consultant to Start-Up Businesses


Brooklyn, Other






Contract Attorney and Consultant to Start-Up Businesses

■ Advised Brooklyn small business start-ups regarding the formation of business structures and establishment of online presence.
■ Studied media management and production at The New School for Public Engagement while pursuing a master of arts degree in media studies.
■ Consulted on discovery issues as a contract attorney and offered pro bono services to Rockaways residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Career medium 05
Career medium 01

Perkins Coie LLP

Associate Attorney

■ Engaged in complex claims preparation and arbitrations involving contract performance disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters; drafted motions on behalf of industry-leading corporations; and performed legal research and analysis on a wide-range of contracting issues.
■ Provided comprehensive management of electronic discovery in multiple large-scale matters; ensured the preservation of privilege protections and accurate responses to discovery requests by establishing review guidelines and carefully supervising the work of contract attorneys; drafted e-discovery agreements; and counseled clients on the preservation of data and compliance with discovery subpoenas.


United Nation's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Law Clerk

Analyzed witnesses’ testimonies; participated in war crimes seminars with United Nations attorneys and legal scholars; researched applicable international law; and supported lead counsel with matters that arose during the tribunal's prosecution of Milan Milutinovic, ex-president of Serbia.

Career medium 03
Career medium 03

Jed Root, Inc.

Agent and Director of the Stylists Division

■ Managed high-profile artists in fashion and entertainment at an international agency representing
photographers, directors, stylists, set designers, and hair and makeup artists.
■ Profitably negotiated artists’ contracts, freelance rates, and usage fees with advertising agencies, newspapers and magazines, film production companies, and record labels; produced photo shoots; traveled frequently to Paris, Milan, and London for business development; oversaw the work of junior agents and assistants in the Stylists Division; maintained artists’ portfolios; established relationships with art buyers, film/television producers, music producers, magazine editors, etc.
■ Implemented the agency’s first professional website and oversaw the tasks of the website developers.


a celebrity photographer

Studio Manager / Producer

■ Supervised the daily operations of a celebrity photographer’s studio and served as a producer for freelance advertising and editorial photo shoots.
■ Coordinated photo shoots, negotiated the photographer’s rates and photo usage fees, and managed accounting.

Career medium 04
Career medium 05

Freelance Film Production

Freelance Film and Television Production Assistant

■ Assisted with all phases of production for various film and video shoots on a freelance basis.
■ Projects included music videos, commercials, and independent films.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law


Columbia University in the City of New York

BA, English Literature and Writing