Norwick & Schad is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in litigating and counseling clients in intellectual property, communications, First Amendment, and related matters. It was formed in 1982 by Tennyson Schad and Kenneth P. Norwick, each of whom had extensive prior experience representing authors, artists, photographers, and other creators as well as the agents, publishers, galleries, and others who disseminate their creative work. The firm flourished under Mr. Schad and Mr. Norwick until Mr. Schad’s untimely death in 2001.


An important new book, The Legal Guide for Writers, Artists and Other Creative People, written by the firm's Ken Norwick with the firm's Cooper Knowlton, was recently published.  Click here for more about the book and a link to order it.

Ken Norwick

Ken Norwick has been a practicing lawyer and a leading authority on intellectual property, communications, and First Amendment law for more than four decades. Throughout that period he has litigated in courts across the United States and counseled and assisted clients in the conduct of their businesses.


The Firm’s Other Lawyers

Cooper Knowlton comes to the firm as Of Counsel from the litigation department of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, where his practice focused on securities, antitrust, First Amendment, environmental, and general commercial and corporate cases. He received a B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College; an M.A. in Education from the City College of New York; and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He spent two years as a Special Education teacher in the Bronx and two years in the Peace Corps in rural Cambodia. He will be involved in all aspects of the firm’s work, including its media, intellectual property, and general litigation matters. He worked with Ken Norwick on The Legal Guide for Writers, Artists, and Other Creative People.

Also assisting the firm are several other highly experienced lawyers who are called upon on an "as needed" basis.