Nyasha Foy


Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, NFTs


Nyasha Shani Foy is a multi-hyphenate business & legal affairs executive, corporate transactional lawyer, creative and thought leader. She has extensive experience advising global brands, start-ups and scale-ups in the areas of intellectual property law, media, entertainment, and emerging technologies. 

Currently, Nyasha is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, NFTs at Sotheby’s. At Sotheby’s, she advises and counsels its web3 and NFT/digital art business, as well as Sotheby’s Buy Now luxury retail marketplace. 

Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Nyasha served in senior business and legal affairs roles at Buzzfeed, Complex Media, VICE Media Group and Broadway Video supporting brand partnerships, commercial transactions, and activations, such as ComplexLand and ComplexCon. 

In addition to her day-to-day, Nyasha serves on the Save the Music Foundation Board, on the Board of Directors for the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), on the Board of Trustees at Wesleyan University, and on the National Black Law Students Association, Northeast Region Advisory Board. She is a freelance writer and frequent speaker on topics ranging from cannabis and entertainment to diversity and social justice.

Nyasha received her B.A. in Music and French from Wesleyan University, and her J.D. from New York Law School. She is admitted to practice in California and New York. Nyasha is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.