Intellectual Property Due Diligence Luncheon at Fairfield County Bar Association

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen and her co-chairs of the Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association are hosting a luncheon today on intellectual property due diligence do’s and don’ts called, “Deals and Transactions: Taking a Closer Look at IP Buyer Issues. Buyer Beware? or Buyer Aware?” The program takes place today, Tuesday, April 25, at 12pm. For further information, please visit the Fairfield County Bar Association.

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RPL Welcomes New Associate Niki Bhargava

RPL welcomes Nikita (“Niki”) Bhargava to the Firm as Associate Attorney (admission pending), specializing in media transactions, employment and labor law, and general business law. Ms. Bhargava graduated from New York Law School’s Two-Year Honors J.D. Program in December 2016, and was previously an Intellectual Property Intern with the Firm. RPL is thrilled to welcome her back to the team!

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Do’s and Don’ts

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen and her co-chairs of the Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association are sponsoring a luncheon program next month on intellectual property due diligence do’s and don’ts. “Deals and Transactions: Buyer Beware? Or Buyer Aware!” will be presented on April 25th at the offices of the Fairfield County Bar Association at 12pm. For further information and to register for…

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Defamation and First Amendment Workshop with RPL Partner Nicole Page– RESCHEDULED

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. News of the rescheduled date will be posted as soon as possible. On Wednesday, March 15th, RPL Partner Nicole Page will lead a workshop on defamation and the first amendment. Hosted by Women Make Movies, this workshop will look at how recent high-profile defamation cases could have a chilling effect on free speech, and how documentary filmmakers can protect themselves moving forward. Women Make Movies is a…

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RPL Associate Allison Grein Leads Workshop at Athena Film Festival

On Saturday, February 11th, RPL Associate Allison (“Ally”) M. Grein led a workshop entitled “Contract Landmines: How to Navigate and Negotiate the Legal Side of Filmmaking” as part of the 7th Annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. Ms. Grein helped participants understand the legal landscape of the business, including when to engage counsel and how to “decode” legal contracts related to filmmaking and the industry. Ms. Grein has spoken on a range of intellectual property, employment,…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page and Associate Allison Grein to Lead Workshop at Athena Film Festival

On Saturday, February 11th, RPL Partner and principal entertainment attorney Nicole Page will lead a workshop with Associate Allison (“Ally”) M. Grein entitled “Contract Landmines: How to Navigate and Negotiate the Legal Side of Filmmaking” as part of the 7th Annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. Ms. Page will help participants understand the legal landscape of the business, including when to engage counsel and how to “decode” legal contracts related to filmmaking and the industry.…

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Talking Politics at Work: RPL Partners Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis and Deena R. Merlen Speak with The Muse about Employees’ Rights (and Wrongs)

In Stacey Lastoe’s article, published on Friday, January 20, 2017 on The Muse, she confronts the question, “Can I get fired for talking politics at work?” Lastoe turned to RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis and Partner Deena R. Merlen for answers. “What happens if I do discuss politics at the office? According to Helen D. ‘Heidi’ Reavis and Deena R. Merlen, partners at the law firm Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, the answer is,…

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RPL Sponsors 7th Annual Athena Film Festival

From February 9th to 12th, 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,…

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RPL 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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