RPL Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis to Speak at Power Shift 2016

April 27, 2016, New York, NY — Next week, RPL Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will speak at “Power Shift 2016: Women and Leadership” on the panel “Protected but Neglected” to discuss whether laws originally intended to protect against discrimination may limit our knowledge of women as a force in the economy. She is joined by business leaders MK Marsden and Edgar Baum, and the panel will be moderated by Susan Avarde, Former Head…

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RPL Celebrates Women’s City Club of NY Centennial Civic Spirit Awards Honorees

Last week, RPL Managing Partner and Emmy Award®-Winning Executive Producer Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis was a recipient of the Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) Civic Spirit Award, presented at the WCC Centennial Spirit Awards Dinner at the University Club of New York. In her closing speech, Ms. Reavis highlighted the importance of storytelling as a truthful medium in both the media and RPL’s legal practice. “Through honesty, storytelling bridges groups…

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RPL Partner Alice K. Jump Shares Highlights of NYS Paid Family Leave (in Effect in 2018)

On April 4, 2016, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the Paid Family Leave Act (PFL) as part of a significant expansion of employee rights, including a new $15 state minimum wage and amendments to workers’ compensation law. PFL will apply to full-time and part-time employees who have been employed for at least six months. The PFL will apply to all businesses located in New York,…

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RPL Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis to be Honored with 2016 Civic Spirit Award

Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis to be Honored at Women’s City Club of New York 2016 Civic Spirit Awards Dinner RPL Managing Partner, Emmy Award®-Winning Executive Producer Celebrated as Social Justice Champion April 13, 2016, New York, NY—Today, the Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) announced Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis, Esq., Managing Partner and Principal at Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, among the Honorees of the 2016 Civic Spirit Award. In…

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RPL Celebrates Read Alliance, Sponsors Eighth Annual Spring Benefit

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP is a proud sponsor of the Eighth Annual Spring Benefit of the Read Alliance, a New York City-based organization seeking to increase literacy and learning and improve the educational trajectory of vulnerable student populations. The benefit will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at The Park Café at Time Warner. READ’s tutoring program teaches foundational reading skills, employing and empowering teens to provide one-on-one support…

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RPL Victory for Client Strategic Motion Ventures LLC

In a representation by Litigation Partner Lawrence Brocchini, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP won a significant victory on behalf of client Strategic Motion Ventures, LLC (“SMV”) in a litigation against Overseas Pictures Inc. (“OPI”) arising out of complaints of alleged fraud and misrepresentation relating to OPI’s investment in SMV for the purposes of production of motion pictures. Justice Eileen Bransten of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed all six counts…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page on Indiewire: Documentary Filmmakers Must Take Care of Legal Business

March 31, 2016, New York, NY — Yesterday, Indiewire.com featured an article by RPL Partner Nicole Page on the legal and business aspects of documentary filmmaking. Ms. Page emphasizes the critical importance of negotiating and signing legal agreements early on in the filmmaking process. “Documentary filmmaking cannot be a sustainable business if it’s not treated as a business,” she writes. Ms. Page offers expert insights into the legal issues filmmakers might…

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Sponsor RPL Congratulates Athena Film Festival on Successful Run

From February 18-21, 2016, at the Barnard College campus in New York, the Athena Film Festival held its sixth annual celebration of women and leadership through an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that feature women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day Festival kicked off with the New York premiere of Trapped, the highly anticipated reproductive rights documentary, directed by Dawn Porter.  At its…

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RPL Clients Oppose Morgan Stanley’s Motion to Dismiss Whistleblower Suit (Law360 Coverage)

February 22, 2016, New York, NY — On February 19, 2015, a lawyer for Morgan Stanley requested that a New York federal judge dismiss Feldman-Boland, et al. v. Morgan Stanley, et al. The suit, filed by Jaime Feldman-Boland and James Boland, who are represented by RPL Partner Alice K. Jump, alleges that plaintiffs were terminated as a result of their whistleblowing activities, including making complaints about Morgan Stanley’s sales practices…

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RPL Congratulates Chris Foley on his one-man show, “Off the Desk”

RPL client, Chris Foley, will be performing his one-man show, Off the Desk (Tales of a Mediocre Stockbroker)  from January 20, 2016 to January 31, 2016, at the Workshop Theater in New York.  In his show, Foley shares comedic stories about his lackluster career on Wall Street and the fantasy world he created that allowed him to escape the daily grind.  Break a leg Chris! RPL Partner Nicole Page and…

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