Nicole M. Bynum



Bar Admission

New York, March 2015



Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University                      Cleveland, OH

Juris Doctor, May 2014

·  Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy – Certificate of Completion, Entertainment Law (Summer 2013)

·  Dean’s List Award (Summer 2013 and Spring 2014), CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Fair Housing Clinic, Fall

2012) and Professor Theodore Dyke Scholarship Award (Spring 2014)

·  Dean’s Advisory Council, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (Vice-Justice), Legal Entrepreneurial Association (Co-

Founder & President), Student Intellectual Property Law Association and Entertainment & Sports Law Association


John Jay College of Criminal Justice                                                                                         New York, NY

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, May 2007

· Alpha Phi Sigma: National Criminal Justice Honor Society and Chancellor’s List


Northeastern University                                                                                                                   Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, May 2004

·  Dean’s List Award

·  Research Assistant, The Capital Jury Project, May 2002-May 2004 and for Dr. Bridget Baldwin, Esq., Fall 2003

·  Researched and presented findings on behalf of the Capital Jury Project at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Conference, Boston, MA, 2003, Jurors’ Capital Crime Descriptions: Coding Comparisons and Analysis



Waseme Associates                                                                                                                                            New York, NY

Legal Intern, February 2015 –March 2015 / Part-time Associate, March 2015 – June 2015

·  Drafted contracts including licensing agreements, joint venture/partnership agreements, riders, employee agreements,

nondisclosure agreements, shareholder agreements, business formation agreements and other related agreements

·  Drafted motions, demands and memorandums; negotiated settlements; and researched legal issues on intellectual

property, real property and business law

·  Read memoranda drafted by law clerks and interns; supervised interns and reviewed client files to ensure completeness

for pending litigation including copyright and trademark infringement cases

·  Prepared legal and business advisement documents; obtained and maintained documents in paper and electronic

systems; filed documents; appeared in court and maintained client contact


Javitch, Block & Rathbone LLC (now Javitch Block LLC)                                                                              Cleveland, OH

Law Clerk, October 2013 – May 2014

·  Conducted legal research related to procedural and substantive issues and drafted memoranda for partners which led to

implementation of specific procedures for subrogation claims in multiple states for the firm

·  Served as a liaison between clients and local counsel and relayed settlement offers to and from local counsel to clients


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Transactional Law Clinic                                                                     Cleveland, OH

Student Clinician, January 2014 – May 2014

·  Drafted business formation documents and researched laws related to 501(c)(3) compliance

·  Researched copyright, licensing and related intellectual property issues concerning live performances

·  Drafted memoranda to aid clients in their decision making process; reviewed contracts; and attended client meetings






Nicole M. Bynum




Vuguru, LLC  (The Tornante Company, LLC)                                                                                                       Beverly Hills, CA

Legal and Business Affairs Intern, July 2013 – August 2013

·  Drafted and analyzed contracts between artists, studios and production companies

·  Prepared acquisition writing and directing services offer letters; constructed credit obligation charts for upcoming

productions and billing blocks for series releases; and attended weekly meetings

·  Researched Writers Guild of America (WGA), Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Screen Writers Guild of

America (SAG) regulations

·  Observed negotiations with networks; assisted in creating a weekly pop culture guide for company circulation


The Law and Leadership Institute                                                                                                                      Cleveland, OH Instructor, June 2013 – April 2014

·  Taught the law, leadership skills, analytical thinking and writing skills to 9th graders from underserved communities


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law  – The Legal Entrepreneurial Association                                               Cleveland, OH

Co-Founder & President, April 2012 – May 2014

·  Identified an idea that students needed, transformed and executed that idea into a new student organization

·  Created the organization’s constitution and mission statement

·  Met all necessary guidelines, requirements and deadlines of the university to receive final approval

·  Developed budgets for each event and devised special programming and speaker events to further organization’s goals


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law  – Fair Housing Clinic                                                                             Cleveland, OH

Law Clerk, August 2012 – December 2012

·  Worked with clinic lawyers on projects relating to the legal rights of tenants from discrimination by their landlords and

mortgage/lending companies; performed legal research, drafted motions and Ohio Civil Rights Commission charges

·  Conducted 42 client intakes in regards to landlord/tenant issues to aide attorneys in their decision to take the case

·  Investigated facts; reviewed client documents; and followed up with current case statuses for future litigation


Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, PLL                                                                                               Cleveland, OH

Summer Associate, May 2012 – August 2012

·  Performed legal research; reviewed contracts to resolve discrepancies and/or to prevent litigation, drafted 22

memorandums in copyright, trademark, health, business, employment, and corporate law

·  Worked with attorneys to prepare court orders and motions; observed court hearings and client meetings

·  Created and prepared speeches for employment law related issues including the Equal Employment Opportunity

Commission, Family Medical Leave Act, American Disability Act, and Workers’ Compensation


Community Involvement

Junior League of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Member and Volunteer, August 2012 – April 2014


American Bar Association, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky

6th Circuit Lt. Governor of Student Bar Associations (Law Student Division), May 2013 – May 2014


DOROT, New York, NY

Volunteer, April 2011 – October 2013


Memberships           American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association