Mikaela I. Gross


New York

Mikaela I. Gross is an associate in CDAS’s entertainment practice group who counsels clients primarily in intellectual property, entertainment and media law.  Her practice focuses on television, film, publishing, podcasting, digital media and photography, including the pre-publication and pre-broadcast review of audio, visual, audio-visual and printed content

During a secondment at A+E Networks, Mikaela worked in the Content & Production Risk Group where she conducted pre-publication and pre-broadcast vetting of content from the pitch and development stage through production, marketing and release, including Lifetime movies, History series, the A+E Real Crime blog, and series companion podcasts. She also reviewed background checks, medical reports and psychological screenings in connection with casting for unscripted series, and worked closely with production company counsel in reviewing series and movies for fair use.

Prior to joining CDAS and attending law school, Mikaela was a producer, project manager and agent at the photography agency Art + Commerce, which represents some of the most influential image-makers in fashion, travel and lifestyle.  There, she represented emerging and established photographers and photographers’ estates for commercial and editorial licensing, special exhibitions, and product collaborations.

While in law school, Mikaela participated in The Indie Film Clinic, where she provided pro bono legal counsel to independent documentary and narrative filmmakers.


  •  Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD, cum laude
    •  Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor
  • Bard College, BA

Speaking Engagements

  • “Securing Clearances and Third-Party Rights for Distribution Agreements,” DOC NYC, November 2019
  • “Fair Use Case Studies,” DOC NYC, November 2018

Associations and Activities

  • Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)
  • Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)
  • New York City Bar Association