Since 2005, Rhonda has been retained by 95 law firms, large and small. She is a former Fortune 100 Chief Marketing Officer, Adjunct MBA Marketing Professor, Management Consultant, and Serial Entrepreneur.
Harper's 30-years of experience includes consumer package goods, retail, transportation, apparel, home goods, technology, restaurant, food service, and more.
Focusing on Trademark Infringement, Deceptive Advertising, Licensing, Retail Merchandising Injury, and Commercial Reasonableness cases, Rhonda has provided expertise for 200 projects, including 90 reports.
Harper has conducted 50+ Likelihood of Confusion and Secondary Meaning surveys, been deposed ~50 times, and testified in ~20+ trials and arbitrations.
Rhonda's fees are $550 per hour or $275 per hour for non-working travel time. Surveys average $30k+ plus sample cost and take 4-6 weeks to complete.
Rebuttal and 'white paper' briefs, depending the the topic and substance, between $15k - $50k.
Harper requires a $7,500 or 50% of estimated fees upfront as a non-refundable retainer.
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About Rhonda Harper
FORTUNE 500 EXECUTIVE Harper is a former CMO/VP of Marketing for Walmart Sam's Club, CMO/VP of Marketing for VF Corp / VFI where she led strategic planning, marketing and branding, research/insights, in-store merchandising, creative services, trade marketing, shopper marketing, and communications. She is also the former Global Director of Marketing Communications for UPS, all lines of business. She began her career in brand management, marketing, and promotion with Nabisco (later sold to Kraft in 2000) and Warner-Lambert (later sold to Pfizer in 2000 and subsequently to Johnson & Johnson in 2006).
FORTUNE 500 STRATEGIC CONSULTANT Harper founded and led RTM&J, a strategic marketing and management boutique consultancy from 2002-2010. Her clients included C-Suites for many corporations including: Coca-Cola, Google, IBM, Target, Home Depot, SC Johnson, Russell, Arby's, Kellogg's, Papa John's, HSN, and SC Johnson. Projects included brand repositioning, innovation pipeline development, global web strategy, private-brand strategy, product launch strategy, brand development, and more.
SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR - Harper created the senior care auditing service with the launch of tech-enabled Penrose Check-In Services: checking in on families and reporting to families. It was recognized by AARP and the Geriatrics Society as the best start-up for seniors in 2016, and by winning the Cartier/McKinsey Women's Business Initiative global award in 2017. She also created and launched the first nationwide neighbor-to-neighbor rental community: Whimiy.com. Finally, Harper co-founded Leadership Worth Following, a premier leadership identification and coaching firm.
EDUCATOR - With a BS in Education / Math Resource from Illinois State University and and MBA from Emory University, Harper has taught high school math as well as undergraduate and MBA marketing and research at American University, Washington DC and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison NJ. She has been a frequent and regular guest lecturer at the College of William and Mary as well as Emory University.