Defamation and First Amendment Workshop with RPL Partner Nicole Page

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 multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and…

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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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RPL 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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RPL 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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RPL 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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