The Nashville School of Law has added Ramona P. DeSalvo to its faculty as an intellectual property law instructor. DeSalvo brings unique perspective to her teaching role from years of practicing entertainment law while running talent and management agencies serving songwriters and artists.
“Nashville School of Law is delighted to welcome such a dynamic attorney to our faculty,” said Judge Joe Loser Jr., the school’s dean. “Ms. DeSalvo’s vast expertise in intellectual property and entertainment law, along with her diverse roles in the music business, will bring invaluable insight to our students.”
DeSalvo has been in private practice since October 2008. In May of last year, she resumed operation of Vision Management, a company she founded in the 1990s to advise artists and songwriters. Prior to 2008, DeSalvo worked for six years with Nashville-based King & Ballow, where she was of counsel and served as a senior associate.
In addition, she has taught law at Middle Tennessee State University since 2007, including courses in copyrights, contracts, and how to get a job in the recording industry.
From 1991 to 2002, DeSalvo was in private practice in Nashville and Carmel, Calif. During that time, she ran a management company, taught law courses and founded a talent agency, In Town Productions. DeSalvo was a civil litigation associate with Bohnen Rosenthal & Call in Monterey, Calif., from 1989 to 1991, and owned a general practice firm in Cincinnati from 1982 to 1988.
DeSalvo earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California - Berkeley.