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    PRESS

    Influencers Find It’s Tricky to Keep Content and Fan Following. Article by Malathi Nayak featuring quote from Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by Bloomberg Law. June 27, 2019.

    Lawyers’ Favorite Legal Podcasts in 2019. Article by Kristin Johnson featuring quote from Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by Rocket Matter. June 14, 2019.

    Fortnite Keeps Stealing Dances - And No One Knows If It's It Illegal. Article by Nick Statt featuring quote from Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by The Verge. December, 20 2018.

    Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite Over Alleged Use of "Carlton Dance". Television segment by Vladimir Duthiers featuring Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Broadcasted by CBS This Morning. December 18, 2018.

    Rapper 2 Milly Accuses Fortnite of Stealing His Dance Moves. Television segment by Vladimir Duthiers featuring Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Broadcasted by CBS This Morning. November 14, 2018.

    You're Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit. Article by Nicole Fallon Taylor featuring quote from Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by the Business News Daily. January 2016. 

    INTERVIEWS

    Caribbean Choreography, Dance Moves, & The Law. Interview (audio/podcast) with Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown on Carry On Friends. October 1, 2019.

    How Podcasters Can Legally Protect Themselves: An Interview with Attorney Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Interview (written) with Danielle Desir on WOC (Women of Color) Podcasters. June 14, 2019. 

     

    Merlyne Jean-Louis and Marissa Crespo - Entrepreneurial Trailblazers in the Court of Law. Interview (audio/podcast) with Amber Morningstar on Dropset Gorgeous Radio. January 22, 2019.

    On Serving as Counsel for Creatives - A Conversation with Attorney Merlyne Jean-Louis. Interview (audio/podcast) with Delania Barbee on Practicing While Black. October 22, 2018. 

    Today's Verdict. Interview (television) with David Lesch on BronxNet. October 10, 2018. 

     

    Some Performers Say "Fortnite" Is Stealing Their Dances And Should Share The Wealth. Interview (audio/podcast) with Molly Wood on NPR's Marketplace Tech. October 2, 2018.

    The Law of Dance feat. Merlyne Jean-Louis. Interview (audio/podcast) with Desiree Talley and Tyrone Scott on Poplaw. August 15, 2018.

    How to Secure and Protect Your Intellectual Property. Interview (audio/podcast) with Marlyne Pierce on Modern Model HQ. July 2, 2018.

    Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs. Interview (video) with Isaac Odusanya on Position to Win. May 16, 2018.

    Intellectual Property Law for Entrepreneurs and Social Media Influencers. Interview (video) with Oby Nwaogbe on The News with OB. May 4, 2018. 

    PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

    Mind Your Business: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Entities and Contracts. Workshops sponsored by NYC Department of Small Business Services. Brooklyn, NY. November 2019 to Present.

     

    Mind Your Podcast - Legal and Business Issues Facing Podcasters. Presentation sponsored by DC Podfest. Washington, DC. November 2, 2019.

    Influencer Marketing. Panel sponsored by the Media Entertainment Fashion Law Association of New York Law School. New York, NY. October 29, 2019.

    Representing Culture Creators in the Digital EraPanel sponsored by the National Bar Association. New York, NY. July 23, 2019.

     

    Foundations of Podcasting A-Z. Panel sponsored by the Afros and Audio Podcast Festival. Brooklyn, NY. June 22, 2019.

    The Law of Dance: Legal Issues for Dancers and ChoreographersPresentation sponsored by the Anthony Burrell Center for Dance. Atlanta, GA. June 5, 2019.

    Freelance Isn’t Free: Know Your Rights as a Freelancer. Monthly workshops sponsored by the Freelancers Hub. Brooklyn, NY. October 2018 to Present.

     

    Make the Right Moves: Legal Issues for Dancers and ChoreographersPanel sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. New York, NY. October 3, 2018.

     

    Entertainment Law CLE. Panel sponsored by the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York. New York, NY. September 18, 2018.

     

    What You Need to Know to Start and Operate Your Own Firm or a Small Law Firm. Panel sponsored by the Black Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association. Montego Bay, Jamaica. October 26, 2017.

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance. Book by Anthea Kraut citing Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq.  Published by Oxford University Press USA in 2015.

     

    Exit Stage Left, Enter Stage Right: Theater Trends over the Past 25 Years. Article co-written by Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by NYSBA EASL Journal in Spring 2013. 

     

    If You Sue Me, You’re Out of Your Mind – Copyright and Moral Rights Issues Surrounding Beyonce’s  ‘Countdown’  Video. Article written by Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by NYSBA EASL in November 2011.

      

    Dancing around the Issue of Copyright of Choreographic Works. Article written by Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. Published by NYSBA EASL in July 2011.