RPL Associate Ethan M. Krasnoo Appointed to NYC Bar Entertainment Law Committee

RPL is proud to congratulate our Associate Ethan M. Krasnoo on his recent appointment to the New York City Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Committee for a three-year term beginning this month, September 2017. The Committee focuses on matters of interest to entertainment law practitioners in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including television, independent and documentary film, theater, record labels and music publishing, music rights organizations and new technologies. Members of the Committee serve to…

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RPL Congratulates Client SEARCH on Premiere of FOUND on History

SEARCH is featured in FOUND, a new show that follows a group of experts across the nation to investigate the origins of old objects and relics. The show airs Monday nights on History. SEARCH is the nation’s largest archaeology and underwater archaeology company. It is involved nationally and internationally in emergency response and recovery of at-risk cultural heritage, curation and collections infrastructure, historic resource data management, large-scale land conservation, STEM, social…

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RPL Partners Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis and Alice K. Jump Featured in Article on Severance and Job Loss

Last week, The Muse, an online career resource, published an article by Stacey Lastoe on employee rights and severance in the wake of job loss that quoted RPL Partners Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis and Alice K. Jump. Ms. Lastoe asked Ms. Reavis and Ms. Jump about the general rights of employees in these situations and what, if anything, an employee can and should do to mitigate the effects. “According to Reavis…

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RPL’s Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis to Speak at International Wildlife Crimestoppers Conference on Media Coverage of Law Enforcement

On Tuesday, July 18, RPL Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will be a featured speaker at the annual International Wildlife Crimestoppers Conference, addressing the subject of law enforcement coverage in the media and animal protection efforts through the media. Fellow speakers include representatives of law enforcement, animal protection and natural resource agencies from around the United States and Canada. Ms. Reavis practices in the areas of employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property…

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CNNMoney Quotes RPL Partner Nicole Page on Reality Show Contracts

Following up on legal issues recently raised surrounding ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise, last week CNNMoney published an article discussing the talent agreement used by producers of the show. CNNMoney reached out to RPL Partner Nicole Page to opine on certain provisions in the Bachelor in Paradise contract and provide insights on the rights signed away by participants appearing in the series. Read the article here. The Week, Refinery29, PerezHilton and Inquisitr have all further…

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RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen to Moderate CLE Program on Employment Law

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen, co-chair of the Employment and Labor Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association, will moderate a CLE luncheon program next week on recent changes and developments in employment and labor law. “Hot Topics and Changes in the Employment Legal Landscape” will answer questions about employment policies on marijuana laws and federal law, workplace pay secrecy rules, sexual orientation bias and other recent areas of development. The luncheon…

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RPL Counsel Dara L. Onofrio Elected to SCSU Alumni Board

RPL Counsel Dara L. Onofrio was recently elected to the Southern Connecticut State University Alumni Board. Ms. Onofrio graduated cum laude from SCSU in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Science in chemistry. RPL congratulates her win! Ms. Onofrio is Counsel to the firm, focusing on intellectual property matters with special emphasis on patent prosecution and licensing in numerous fields of science and invention. Read more about our firm’s intellectual property practice…

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RPL Supports READ Alliance’s 9th Annual Spring Benefit

Reavis Parent LLP proudly supported READ Alliance’s 9th Annual Spring Benefit as a sponsor on April 27, 2017, at Time Warner Center’s Park Café. The event raised more than $380,000 in support of READ’s Summer and School Year Reading Programs, which provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to struggling kindergarteners and first grade children across New York City. The programs give the children the opportunity to catch up to their peers and ensure they…

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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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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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