RPL’s Nicole Page Discusses Access and Trust for Unscripted Series at Realscreen West 2017

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, RPL Partner and head of the firm’s entertainment group, Nicole Page, spoke on a panel at Realscreen West 2017, an annual conference for the unscripted, non-fiction entertainment industry. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” focused on recent television series that take audiences behind the scenes of exciting lives, occupations, stories, etc., and the issues networks and production companies face in creating these series. Ms. Page addressed the specific challenge…

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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 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 program will take place on…

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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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Waiver of Future Employment Clauses: Legal Issues and Practical Tips from RPL Partner Alice K. Jump

When an employee is involuntarily terminated, hard feelings are likely to arise on both sides, particularly if the employee asserts some claim in connection with the termination.  It is therefore common, whether in the context of a general severance agreement or in connection with the settlement of a particular claim, for the employer to require that the former employee waive any right to seek future employment with the employer.  “No…

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RPL Congratulates Client on Publication of “Geek Girl Rising”

Reavis Parent LLP congratulates our client Geek Girl Rising LLC on the publication of their new book, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech, co-authored by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens and published by St. Martin’s Press. The book has been featured in the May and June issues of Marie Claire and Good Housekeeping, respectively, and on new spring “need to read” lists in both The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s Bazaar. Geek Girl Rising features…

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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 Partner Nicole Page Speaking at Realscreen West 2017

RPL Partner Nicole Page will speak on a panel at this year’s Realscreen West entertainment conference on June 6. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” will discuss the issues surrounding gaining access to organizations and individuals with amazing stories to tell. Ms. Page will specifically address potential legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. She will be joined on the panel by Abby Greensfelder, Co-CEO and Executive Producer for Half Yard Productions; Charlie…

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Refinery29 Features Article on Negotiation Tips by RPL Partner Nicole Page

In a new article, “The Negotiation Tips You May Be Forgetting,” RPL Partner Nicole Page urges women in the workplace to start (or continue) negotiating more for themselves. Ms. Page wields her expertise in daily employment negotiations to detail exactly why it’s important for women to ask for what they’re worth and how they should go about doing that. “Systemic sexism and a gender pay gap exists in many workplaces, and pay…

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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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