Mary E. Landergan, of counsel to Rich May, concentrates on corporate, trademark and entertainment matters. Mary brings over 25 years of diverse experience to Rich May, having practiced in international law, general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, constitutional law, civil rights and entertainment law. She has worked in the legal departments at CBS and ABC, and at an international New York-based law firm. She has provided legal and strategic consulting services for various clients in the entertainment and new media industry in the areas of intellectual property, new media law, publishing, sports production, e-books, internet law, contract negotiation and drafting, employment law, first amendment and pre-broadcast libel review. Additionally, she has conducted seminars on sexual harassment. Ms. Landergan has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University School of Law. She is currently on the adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Law where she has taught Entertainment Law, Trademark Law and First Amendment. Ms. Landergan co-developed and co-teaches the innovative IP CO-LAB at Northeastern Law School. She was a guest lecturer on First Amendment and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. 

Representative Matters

Served as in-house counsel at major television and radio networks including work on employment agreements, advertising, FTC and FCC matters, licensing agreements, copyright and trademark matters, and pre-publication review.

Worked with coalition of companies on statewide marketing campaign including protection of brand, development of branding guidelines, and resolution of a dispute involving the unauthorized use of the trademark as a keyword.

Representing e-book publishing client in agreements and other legal issues.

Representing company in development and launch of interactive website.

Worked closely with public broadcasting entity’s business affairs staff and legal staff on development, production, licensing and distribution activities.

Representation of producers and production companies in various matters on production agreements, content distribution agreements and pre-broadcast libel review.

Counsels clients on domestic and international trademark and copyright protection.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-author, “Independence for Tibet: An International Legal Analysis”. 8 China Law Reporter 22 (1994)

Co-author, Report of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law Recommending Reform of the Law of International Extradition, 41 THE RECORD OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF NEW YORK CITY 587 (June 1986)

Community Involvement

Committee of Immigration and Nationality Law

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Committee on International Law

The Vocational Foundation, Inc. Committee

MCLE Intellectual Property Law Conference Committee

Member and former Commissioner of the Melrose Human Rights Commission

Rich May, P.C. Coordinating Attorney for the Middlesex D.A.’s Office Partnership on Domestic Violence

Member of the Board of the Melrose Alliance against Violence

Professional Affiliations

Wellesley College Lawyers Group

The Boston Group