• R, Ventura-Rosa

    Yale Law School, J.D., 1982

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Academic: Adjunct, Florida International University
    Intellectual Property Law

    Adjunct, Florida International University
    Music Business
    Arts, Entertainment and Media Industries

    Seminar, Baruch College, CUNY
    Entertainment Law

    Adjunct, John Jay College
    Queens College
    Constitutional Law 1: Principles of Constitutional
    Government

    Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

    Current Issues in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    INDUSTRY SEMINARS (The Music Business)
    From Demo to Deal: An Introductory Seminar on
    the Business and Law of Music The Seminar covers
    the basics of copyright and trademark law,
    contracts (recording, public performance, producing,
    booking, management, and licensing) and general
    business and legal issues related to the creation,
    production, sale, marketing, selling and managing of
    music both from an artistic and an industry
    perspective.

    PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

    1986-PRESENT VENTURA-ROSA, PLLC, President. Artistic Property Law (General legal and business advice to and representation of music recording, performing and visual artists, composers and lyricists with respect to protection and exploitation of their artistic creations and intellectual property rights, Entertainment Law (contract preparation, drafting and negotiation, advice and preparation of documentation for business entity finance, artist management, music publishing company formation, operation and management), Intellectual Property Law [copyrights (preparation, registration, protection and exploitation of ownership and licensed rights in and to creative works), trademarks (providing general legal and business advice to trademark rights owners regarding the acquisition, exploitation and protection of such rights, preparation, drafting and registration of federal and state trademark applications, appeals of trademark registration rejections) and contractual rights (acquisition, licensing, sale and transfer of rights in and to creative works), Literary Property Law (representation of authors and publishers with respect to publishing and licensing of written works and protection and exploitation of rights in and to such works), New Media and Emerging Technologies (contract preparation, drafting and negotiation, general business and legal advice and solicitation of venture financing for internet and cutting-edge technology-based business entities).

    1984-1986 FRIED FRANK HARRIS SHRIVER & JACOBSON, Litigation Associate.
    (Federal and State Civil Litigation: Securities, Products and Premises Liability, Contracts, Bankruptcy, Trusts and Estates) Conducted legal research and prepared pre-trial, trial and post-trial legal briefs and memoranda and inter-office memoranda. Conducted and defended depositions and examinations before trial. Prepared pleadings, discovery and interrogatory demands and responses and all pre-trial documentation. Appeared in court to argue dispositive and procedural motions and for pre-trial hearings. Day-to-day case management.

    1982-1984 LAYTON & SHERMAN (now JONES, DAY, et al), Associate.
    (General Civil Litigation and International Arbitration) Conducted legal research and assisted partners and senior associates with the preparation of pre-trial and appellate legal briefs and memoranda, arbitration claims and legal pleadings. Prepared inter-office memoranda on assigned issues related to ongoing litigation matters.

    Summer 1981- RABINOWITZ, BOUDIN, STANDARD, KRINSKY & LIEBERMAN
    Spring 1982 Summer Associate/Law Clerk: Legal research on constitutional, civil rights criminal procedure and international law issues. Assist firm partners in the preparation of legal briefs and memoranda.

    Summer 1980 CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
    Law Clerk. Legal research on constitutional and civil rights and international law issues. Assist attorneys in the preparation of legal briefs and memoranda.