Reopening Safely and Reducing Litigation Risk During COVID-19

In 2011, Participant Media produced "Contagion" -- a film about a deadly virus that sparked a global pandemic -- that has similarities to the world we live in today. This program provides practical advice on how to reopen your company safely and reduce litigation risk during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Credit Type: General (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Areas of Prof. Prac. (Both (New & Exp Attys))

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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Aparna B. Joshi
Aparna B. Joshi represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. She has substantial experience advising aviation industry clients, representing airlines in federal court litigation under the Railway Labor Act, as well as in labor arbitrations, mediations, collective bargaining negotiations and proceedings before the National Mediation Board and the National Labor Relations Board. She also has significant experience representing clients in employment class action litigation as well as in international labor matters. Additionally, Aparna represents employers in a wide range of employment discrimination matters including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful discharge, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She further routinely advises clients on employee terminations and other employment matters.
Adam Karr
Adam J. Karr represents clients in class action and individual litigation, arbitrations, and before state and federal agencies, principally in labor and employment-related claims. Adam practices before state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and has represented clients in a broad range of disputes, including wage and hour matters, contract disputes, non-compete and trade secret litigation, employee benefits claims, and matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act. Adam also has represented clients in claims of employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and disputes under the family and medical leave laws. Adam provides preventive advice to clients on an ongoing basis and assists clients in handling employment related investigations, employee termination and discipline decisions, drafting employment agreements and policies, layoffs, and compliance with all aspects of labor and employment laws. He also provides assistance on labor and employment law issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions. Adam has been recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top Labor & Employment Lawyer and by Law360 as one of 10 Rising Stars in the United States in the area of labor and employment law.
Jeannine Tang
General Counsel
Jeannine Tang, General Counsel at Participant Media, began her entertainment career in creative development. At DreamWorks Animation, she collaborated in developing films including the Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda and Shark Tale; later at Sony Pictures Animation she transitioned to production on the film Surf's Up. After several years in creative, Jeannine attended UC Berkeley School of Law where she specialized in intellectual property law. After law school, she practiced at O'Melveny and Myers, LLP in the Entertainment, Sports and Media Group, primarily focusing on film and television with an emphasis on complex copyright and film financing. She represented a wide range of clients including investors, production companies, producers and motion picture studios. Illustrative matters include the Warner Brothers acquisition of Alloy Entertainment and the LionsGate acquisition of Summit Entertainment. At Participant, Jeannine advises on all aspects of the film and television business, including the company’s social action campaigns. In her spare time, Jeannine and her family enjoy traveling, urban hikes, and a Sunday ritual of attending movies.
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