About the Partners

::: Maeve Vanessa Scanlon, Senior Partner :::

Ms. Maeve Vanessa Scanlon focuses on constitutional and contractual issues within the entertainment industry, including copyright infringement, licensing agreements, and First Amendment litigation.

Ms. Scanlon graduated from the Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College with a B.A. in Telecommunications, with honors, a B.A. in Sociology, and a minor in Legal Environment of Business.  Her honors thesis, entitled “The impact of globalization and the internet on the interpretation of telecommunications corporate law in the United States,” focuses on international copyright issues impacting the domestic entertainment and communications industries.  She is currently a third-year law student at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Scanlon is Internal Editor and Administrative Board member of the Widener Law Journal.  She also serves as a research assistant for professors individually specializing in Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, and Legal Writing, and has acted as an academic support fellow in Torts, Contracts, and Constitutional Law.  She is the Executive Secretary and Board member of the Class Gift Committee, and a volunteer for the Widener University chapter of Relay for Life.

Following graduation, Ms. Scanlon will sit for the California State Bar; she has been hired as In House Counsel of an international entertainment corporation headquarted in Beverly Hills, California.

::: Vanessa Mendelewski :::

 Ms. Vanessa Mendelewski focuses on intellectual property issues, including copyright and trademark infringement, licensing agreements, copyright and trademark applications, copyright counseling, and related matters.

Ms. Mendelewski graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009 with a B.A. in Journalism, and related minors in Law & Liberal Arts and Sociology.  She is currently a third-year law student at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Ms. Mendelewski is a research assistant for a professor at Widener University School of Law whose focus areas include intellectual property and entertainment law. Ms. Mendelewski also is a volunteer research assistant for the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Cloud-Based Content Storage and Distribution Services.  Her research focuses on copyright and new technology cases in the area of cloud-based content storage at the federal and state levels in addition to research on proposed legislation.

Following graduation, Ms. Mendelewski plans to work as an intellectual property attorney, focusing on copyright and trademark issues and litigation.  Additional areas of pursuit include sports and entertainment law.

::: Laura Gamble :::

Ms. Laura Gamble is an expert in the area of intellectual property law, specifically in regards to fashion and design. Ms. Gamble specializes in the field of fashion law, focusing on brand protection.

Ms. Gamble is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.  She is currently a third-year law student at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

At Widener University School of Law, Ms. Gamble has worked in textile design, giving her great insight into both the creative and the business side of the fashion industry. She also works as a court reporter for administrative law proceedings within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Gamble is a member of the Women’s Law Caucus and a volunteer for the Wills for Heroes Program.

Following graduation, Ms. Gamble plans to practice law in the fashion and entertainment industries.

::: Alexandra Rose Heaney :::

Ms. Alexandra Rose Heaney focuses on the financial impact of copyright infringement and intellectual property within entertainment law and the entertainment industry.

Ms. Heaney graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She received a B.A. in Legal Studies and a minor in Philosophy of Professional Ethics; she graduated cum laude.  She has also receive a M.A. in Philosophy while at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Additionally, Ms. Heaney holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Niagara University in New York.  Ms. Heaney is currently a second year law student at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Heaney has worked as an accounting clerk for Delaware North Companies for three years, as a legal assistant for the Law Firm of Steven J. Baum, PC for three years specializing in tax, and currently serves as a legal intern in the appeals division of the Erie County District Attorney’s office in New York.   While attending Widener University School of Law, she has participated in the Relay For Life program and has served as a volunteer for the Wills for Heroes Program.

Following graduation in 2013, Ms. Heaney plans to work as an attorney focusing on the financial and business impacts on the entertainment industry.

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