Jesseca Salky has spent her career assisting creative professionals in a variety of entertainment-related industries, with an emphasis on authors, agents, small publishers, and book publicists. Jesseca regularly counsels agents and authors on matters of concern from development through publication, including on copyright and other intellectual property protection issues. She also regularly handles corporate formation, partnership and operating agreements, trademark registration, and general contract matters for start-ups and other firm clients.
Jesseca is also a partner and principal at her own literary agency, Hannigan Salky Getzler (HSG) Agency, where she represents many award-winning and New York Times bestselling clients including Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s Master of Science in Publishing Program.
Prior to founding Lyons & Salky Law, LLP, Jesseca was an associate at The Fridman Law Group, where she specialized in general corporate matters and contracts for the digital advertising industry and New-York based producers and content creators. She received her juris doctorate from Fordham University School of Law (cum laude) in May 2011, where she served as a research assistant at the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic. Jesseca has over thirteen years’ experience in book publishing, working briefly for Random House before becoming a literary agent in 2005. Jesseca holds a B.A. from Northwestern University. She is admitted to the New York State Bar.