Founding Partner of the Lens Legal Group LLC - Media, Tech, and Finance Attorneys
Elaine Wyder-Harshman is the Founding Partner of The Lens Legal Group LLC. Drawing on her pre-law background in graphic arts and coding, Elaine serves clients in the technology and media sectors, and in particular in film. Together with colleagues Christopher Williams and Shara Lerman, Elaine practices corporate, securities, copyright, trademark, and entertainment law.
Elaine received her M.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Before entering private practice, Elaine served for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois in the Civil Appeals Division.
Elaine currently mentors artists and entrepreneurs at Chicago’s 1871 and 2112 business incubators. She also provides pro bono legal services through the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Elder Justice Center. Elaine has been invited to speak or moderate panels on a variety of law-related topics, including law practice management, consumer fraud, the intersection of film and finance, and crowdfunding.