RPL Client Jackson Films Inc. To Premier New Film At DOC NYC

We are pleased to announce that RPL client Jackson Films Inc., along with Teale Productions Inc., will premier a new documentary, Grazers: A Cooperative Story, on November 16th as part of DOC NYC. Grazers: A Cooperative Story is an intimate chronicle of a group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they attempt to form a cooperative to sell their grass fed beef. The film illuminates timely issues…

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RPL Partner Mark Moore Featured in Corporate Counsel

RPL Partner Mark H. Moore has published the article Workplace Disputes Under the Stored Communications Act in Corporate Counsel magazine, describing recent lawsuits claiming unauthorized access to data maintained by businesses or their employees, with a special focus on the federal Stored Communications Act.

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Second Circuit Reaffirms Expanded Definition of Protected Activity Under SOX Whistleblower Statute

This article was written by Alice K. Jump, a Partner in the Firm. For an employee to establish a whistleblowing claim under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”), the employee must show that (1) he or she engaged in a protected activity; (2) the employer knew that the employee was engaged in the protected activity; (3) the employee suffered an adverse employment action and (4) the protected activity was…

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Women’s Sports Foundation Recognizes RPL for its Title IX Achievement

The Women’s Sports Foundation, the nation’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to equality in sports, recognizes RPL and highlights the achievement of RPL attorneys Lawrence Brocchini and Heidi Reavis in successfully integrating a public middle school sports team.  RPL was one of only 40 entities or people selected by the WSF in connection with its 40th Anniversary tribute honoring achievements in sports equality. https://www.facebook.com/WomensSportsFoundation  

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New York’s Court of Appeals Orders The Production Of Source Code For Risk Analytics Software

This article was written by Mark H. Moore, a Partner in the Firm. New York’s Court of Appeals, in a recent decision, MSCI Inc. v. Jacob, ___ N.Y.3d __, __ N.Y.S.2d __, 2014 WL 4637883 (Sept. 18, 2014), ordered the production of a defendant software company’s latest versions of its source code for a risk analytics product.  The Court of Appeals carefully weighed the defendant company’s legitimate concern for confidentiality…

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The U.S. Supreme Court Preserves The Efficient Market Presumption In Investors’ Class Actions

This Article was written by Mark H. Moore, a Partner in the Firm The Supreme Court, in its recent decision, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., ___ U.S. __, 2014 WL 2807181 (June 23, 2014), declined petitioner Halliburton’s invitation to put a quick end to class action lawsuits for investors seeking redress for securities fraud.  However, the Court, in a decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, raised…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page on NYWIFT Panel on SAG-AFTRA Agreements

RPL Partner Nicole Page will be participating on a panel hosted by New York Women in Film and Television entitled “SAG-AFTRA Contract Workshop.” The panel is scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30p.m. and will offer film producers a detailed overview of the process of working with the SAG-AFTRA.

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RPL Client Engel Entertainment Produces New Bravo Series

RPL Congratulates its client Engel Entertainment on the television series premiere of Untying The Knot, which airs on Wednesday, June 4 at 10/9c on Bravo.  The new docu-series features divorce mediator Vikki Ziegler as she advises couples seeking divorce help and mediation.

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RPL Supported READ’s 6th Annual Spring Benefit

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP proudly supported READ’s 6th Annual Spring Benefit on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Time Warner Center’s Park Café.  The event raised more than $350,000 in support of READ’s Summer and School Year Reading Programs, which provides one-on-one tutoring to young struggling students – kindergarteners and first grade children – to give them the opportunity to catch up to their peers and ensure they do not…

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