Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Sponsors 7th Annual Athena Film Festival

From February 9-12, 2017, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood will host their 7th Annual Athena Film Festival, a yearly celebration of women’s leadership on view in an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries, and short films that highlight powerful and courageous women in real life and in the fictional world. The four-day festival at Barnard College in New York City includes post-screening conversations with directors and talent, as…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer Partner Nicole Page on Equal Pay and Pay Transparency in the Workplace

Every year we host an Ask for More Holiday Lunch for women executives focusing on women in leadership roles and how to continue paving the way to gender equity. This year, while covering the myriad ways in which discrimination manifests itself in the workplace, we highlighted the federal and state laws currently in place that protect against discrimination and seek to end the gender pay disparity. Gender discrimination occurs in…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer Partner Mark H. Moore on Federal Anti-Hacking Statutes in December Corporate Counsel

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Partner Mark H. Moore shares key need-to-knows about the federal anti-hacking statutes as they pertain to employment disputes– how companies use the statutes, what they imply for monitoring employee communications, and how they may change with the recent passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The article, entitled “Four Things You Need to Know About Federal Anti-Hacking Statutes in Employment Disputes,” was originally published on Corporate…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer Partner Nicole Page Leads Second Annual “Ask for More” Holiday Lunch on Gender Parity

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP hosted its second annual Ask for More Holiday Lunch, led by Partner Nicole Page.  The Ask for More events focus on women in leadership roles and paving the way to gender equity.  This year, Ms. Page spoke about the myriad ways in which discrimination manifests itself in the workplace, including the gender pay gap, and highlighted the federal and state laws currently in place that protect against discrimination…

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New York Passes “Freelance Isn’t Free Act”

Two weeks ago on October 27, 2016, New York City passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” (the “Act”) which provides legal protections for freelancers. The Act will go into effect 180 days after it is signed by Mayor de Blasio.  Prior to this Act, a freelancer’s sole remedy for nonpayment claims was to assert a breach of contract claim in court. Once the Act goes into effect, freelancers will benefit…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis Speaks on Panel at Inaugural Voice of a Woman Festival

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis appeared at the inaugural Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and spoke on a panel following the screening of “Equal Means Equal,” a feature documentary film that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the United States Constitution.  Ms. Reavis spoke about the history of the civil rights movement, the state of laws that have…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer’s Ethan Krasnoo on New California Law to Prevent Age Discrimination in Casting Actors

Recently, California state enacted a new law that allows actors and other entertainment industry professionals to require removal of their ages posted on certain websites. Specifically, A.B. 1687 requires commercial entertainment employment providers like the Internet Movie Database (“IMDb”), that offer paid subscription services for actors and other professionals to post profiles, to remove an actor’s date of birth or age within five days of a subscriber’s request.  The law…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis to Speak on Panel at The Voice of a Woman Festival

This Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will appear at The Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and speak on a panel following the screening of  “Equal Means Equal,” a documentary that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the Constitution. Ms. Reavis will be joined by Vonnie Quinn, a Bloomberg news anchor, and Lea Goldman, Editorial Director of Refinery 29.  …

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Reavis Parent Lehrer Hosts American Book Producers Association Luncheon on Risk and Exposure

Last week, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP hosted the American Book Producers Association for a discussion titled Risk and Exposure for Book Producers: Legal Issues, Relevant Trends and Remedies. Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner and Principal, Nicole Page, Partner and Head of Reavis Parent Lehrer’s Entertainment Group and Mark H. Moore, Partner in Reavis Parent Lehrer’s Litigation Group, led an in-depth exploration of the legal issues book producers often face, including product…

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Would the Second Circuit Have Ruled Differently in the Maltz Canadian Copyright Case? Insights from Reavis Parent Lehrer Associate Allison “Ally” M. Grein

After discovering her grandfather’s diary, written in the Holocaust-era village of Sokal (formerly in Poland, now considered part of Ukraine), Israeli-American documentarian Judy Maltz traveled to an address recorded in the diary—the home of Francizska Halamajowa, a woman who offered safe haven to Maltz’ grandfather, three Jewish families and a German soldier who defected.  Maltz interviewed living survivors and their descendants, conducting a great deal of original research to learn more about…

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