Jesseca Salky has spent her career assisting creative professionals in a variety of entertainment-related industries, with an emphasis on authors, agents, freelance editors, 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. In addition to the day-to-day contracts and business concerns of her clients, Jesseca specializes in dramatic rights licenses and pre-litigation dispute resolution.
Jesseca is also the founder and owner of her own literary agency, Salky Literary Management, 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 worked 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), where she served as a research assistant at the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic. Jesseca has over sixteen years’ experience in book publishing. Jesseca holds a B.A. from Northwestern University. She is admitted to the New York State Bar.