• Summary

    Michelle Lamardo is Counsel for the firm, practicing in the fields of entertainment and media, intellectual property, privacy and employment law. She has worked on numerous television and documentary programs and is well versed in all aspects of production legal, from development and rights acquisition, to talent and broadcaster agreements, to pre-publication review and fair use analysis. She also advises individual creatives, from on-camera talent, to athletes, models and authors in their various endeavors. Ms. Lamardo is well-versed in intellectual property matters such as copyright and trademark protection and prosecution and is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a focus in US private-sector privacy law.

    Prior to joining RPJ, Ms. Lamardo was Counsel in the Business and Legal Affairs department at ITV America, where she served as production counsel on a variety of programming, including the Emmy® Award-winning Queer Eye for Netflix, The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Bravo, I Was a Child Bride: The Untold Story for A&E and ESPN’s 30 for 30 film, Year of the Scab. She got her start in the industry as an assistant in ICM Partners’ Alternative Television group.

    Ms. Lamardo is admitted to practice in New York.

  • Education

    Ms. Lamardo received her undergraduate degree in International Comparative Studies with a concentration in the Middle East and minors in Arabic and French languages from Duke University (A.B., 2011), and her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2014).

    While at Duke University, Ms. Lamardo studied abroad at the Université de Paris Diderot.

  • Services & Honors

    During law school, Ms. Lamardo was a member of the First Amendment Law Review and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association. While at Duke University, she performed as a member of the Dancing Devils, Duke’s nationally renowned official dance team. During the off-season, she spent time volunteering at Saint Andrew’s School for Refugees in Cairo, Egypt.

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