Alexandra Arneri practices entertainment, employment and intellectual property law. She represents artists in film and television as well as fine art and fashion and is outside general counsel to several media companies, for which she handles all aspects of corporate governance, employment, trademark and copyright and film and/or television production. She has also served as production counsel for several independent full film features.

 Ms. Arneri’s litigation work has included working on fraud, false advertising and fine art appellate cases in New York and California as well as leading a multi-plaintiff employment and copyright matter in the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Arneri has a strong belief in equal rights and free speech and has a robust pro bono practice in service to and advancement of labor, LGBT, environmental, free speech and women’s rights.

Ms. Arneri’s practice includes the following:

Film Production:

  • investor agreements
  • book options/life rights
  • clearance of scripts and footage
  • location, personal and material releases
  • cast and crew agreements
  • distribution agreements
  • licenses
  • copyright/fair use
  • trademark
  • shopping and turnaround agreements

 Employment:

  • employment agreements and proper hiring
  • separation agreements and proper release
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law and California Labor Code issues (wages and overtime)
  • discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation
  • hostile work environment
  • Family and Medical Leave Act, reasonable accommodation
  • company employment policies
  • employee service incentives, equity sharing and deferred compensation

Corporate Governance: 

  • entity incorporation and organization
  • shareholder and limited liability company agreements
  • counsel on proper corporate management 

 Trademark:

  • registration
  • infringement (prosecution and defense)
  • cancellations
  • litigation 

 Copyright:

  • license agreements
  • fair use, counsel and litigation

 

Ms. Arneri has a multi-disciplinary background and before practicing law, worked at several U.N. departments, including the Australasian Information Office in Sydney, the Security Council Division at UNDPA and the Sustainable Development Division at UNDESA and presented and produced radio, with a show on socio-political issues on Sydney’s 2SER.

Ms. Arneri is a graduate of Sydney University and New York University School of Law. She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian and Italian, proficient in French and is conversational in Spanish, Greek and Russian.

Ms. Arneri produces and hosts a monthly podcast on international human rights and environmental issues, Gravity, available at thegravity.fm and is a co-founding director of MAY Kids Transform, which brings her passion for meditation, art and yoga to students in New York.

Admitted to Practice
                             Professional Affiliations

Supreme Court of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York

Central District of California
Northern District of California
New York
California

 

National Lawyers Guild
New York County Lawyers' Assoc.
Bar Association of San Francisco