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Robert Laplaca

Robert Laplaca

Levett Rockwood P.C.

Westport, CT, USA

Rob leads the Firm's Promotion Law practice, which includes sweepstakes, skill contests, instant win games, internet and mobile marketing promotions, trade promotions, and consumer offers. Rob counsels well-known brands, as well as advertising and marketing companies, from concept development through implementation and fulfillment.

Rob also counsels clients on cause marketing programs, including commercial co-ventures and charitable promotions. He represents both noted charities and major brands. He works with clients on program concept, contract drafting and review, state registration, and advertising. Rob has worked on many national and worldwide commercial co-ventures, including programs involving retail sales, online sales, charitable events and popular movie releases.

His practice also includes complex commercial litigation including matters involving corporate, contract, trademark and copyright law, and post-employment disputes. Rob’s practice includes both state and federal courts in Connecticut and New York and he has been admitted pro hac vice to litigate claims in federal courts of Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts and Minnesota. He also has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations and in state and federal appellate practice. Rob has had a number of successes during this career, including recently obtaining a $5 million arbitration award for his client who was a foreign agent in Thailand for a U.S. aircraft leasing company.

Rob graduated from Columbia College in 1989 with a B.A. in economics and from Brooklyn Law School in 1993. Rob lives with his wife and two children in Weston, Connecticut, where he is a state certified firefighter with the town's volunteer fire department, a role in which he was profiled in the Connecticut Law Tribune.

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