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COVID-19 Legal Issues: Guidance for Performing Arts Organizations (CLE)

April 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Theater performance

Location: Zoom Webinar

This class will explore the many new and challenging legal concerns that performing arts organizations have confronted since the outbreak of COVID-19 two years ago, including issues related to employment law, health and safety mandates and guidelines, privacy protections, contractual defenses, insurance recovery, constitutional rights, copyright infringement, union agreements, and financial relief legislation.

This program provides 1.5 Professional Practice Continuing Legal Education Credit for attorneys (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys).


Devjani H. Mishra, Esq., Littler Mendelson P.C.

Devjani is a Shareholder in Littler’s New York office, where she advises management regarding all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. She is a leader of Littler’s COVID-19 practice group, and regularly assists companies in navigating federal, state and local COVID-19-related restrictions and reopening requirements.

Devjani works with companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations, on a full range of complex workforce challenges, including building corporate compliance and ethics programs, performing employment practices audits and managing internal investigations; and addressing employee requests for flexible work, accommodation and leaves of absence. Devjani is also an experienced employment litigator, and regularly represents management in federal and state courts and agencies.

Devjani is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University School of Law, and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She is a regular presenter on employment law topics at the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association and in other forums.


Matthew Windman, Esq., McCarter & English, LLP

Matthew Windman is an attorney at McCarter & English, where he is focused on corporate, securities, and business transactions law. Matthew previously worked at a law firm in New York City where he represented municipal corporations and private entities in all aspects of pre-trial litigation and managed complex cases involving class action claims, mass torts, insurance coverage, product liability, environmental law, and defamation. Matthew’s articles have been published in the New York Law Journal and numerous other publications. He has written about theater for the newspaper amNewYork since 2004 and is a member of the New York Drama Critics Circle and Drama Desk Association. In 2016, his book The Critics Say…57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future was published by McFarland. Matthew received his BA from New York University, where he studied theater, literature, and journalism. He received his JD from New York Law School where he was the Senior Editor of the New York Law School Review.

Membership Discount Code: Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail to get your membership discount code:


For members, please email to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

$25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$150 Legal Professional VLA Member
$200 Legal Professional Non-Member
$120 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.


April 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


NY United States


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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