Young Lawyers Division Steering Committee
Chisom Ananaba, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
Chisom Ananaba is Associate General Counsel of the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), which operates NYC Media, the city’s official radio and television network and media production group. MOME also develops strategic initiatives to support the city’s diverse entertainment industry, which contributes billions of dollars to the local economy.
Her current practice focuses on NYC Media where she serves as the lead attorney for all matters that impact NYC Media. Her responsibilities include negotiating and drafting a wide variety of vendor agreements, licensing agreements, production agreements, interagency agreements, marketing agreements and sponsorship agreements. Her work involves reviewing creative content for broadcast, working with in-house and external producers to resolve legal issues involving their television and radio programs, ensuring compliance with all regulatory reporting requirements, responding to requests for legal guidance, and supervising other attorneys and legal interns. Previously she worked with MOME’s Creative Sector Programs Division, where she supported workforce and industry development projects. She has also led the agency’s transactional work to sponsor film and entertainment festivals and conferences.
Prior to her employment at MOME, she worked with ABC News as a Rights and Clearances Attorney. Chisom earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Pace University. She is admitted to practice in New York. She is co-chair of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers
Association’s Young Lawyer Division’s Steering Committee and a member of the Lawyers’ Advisory Council of the Urban Debate League. Outside of her professional pursuits, Chisom is an avid traveler and enjoys traveling the world to experience different cultures, as well as, reading, playing spades and zip-lining.