Gravel & Shea Attorney Zach Dayno Raises Awareness About Federal Violence Against Women Act

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NBC5’s In Depth with Stewart Ledbetter recently featured Zach Dayno, an associate in Gravel & Shea’s litigation practice, in a segment called, NBC5 In Depth: What is Revenge Porn?. The segment gave Attorney Dayno the opportunity to raise awareness about a new federal law designed to protect and empower individuals who are victims of the nonconsensual distribution of their intimate photos/videos. Under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022, Attorney Dayno explains that these victims of “revenge porn” can now sue the perpetrator for a set amount of damages. The newly implemented federal law allows a survivor to seek $150,000 or more in damages and to obtain an order to enjoin the perpetrator from further disclosing the images/videos. The law also awards attorneys’ fees and costs to the survivor.

Attorney Dayno goes on to recommend that victims surround themselves with a trusted support system. When it comes to seeking relief in the court system, he suggests identifying trauma-informed attorneys to provide guidance about pursuing their potential claims.

Questions about this law or how to initiate legal action can be directed to Zach Dayno at or Celeste Laramie at