Fashion Law

Fashion Law: Speakers

Welcome and Introduction

  • Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Joseph M. Forgione, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School

Master Class: Exploring the Business of Fashion and Law

This class will provide an introduction to fashion law and business while exploring the state of current legal and business developments occurring in the fashion industry.

  • Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Practice and Director of the Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment Law Center, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

This discussion will examine the problem of trademark counterfeiting on online marketplace platforms and the tools used to protect fashion brands.

  • Joseph C. GiocondaModerator, Attorney, Counselor at Law, and Founder, Gioconda Law Group PLLC
  • Jessica L. Heiss, Vice President, Trademark Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Harley I. Lewin, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
  • Heather J. McDonald, Of Counsel, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Joseph M. ForgioneIntroductory Remarks, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Douglas Hand, Partner, Hand Baldachin & Associates LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Disrupting Fashion: Social Media, Influencers, and the Law

This discussion will examine the state of social media influencer marketing, including the rise of virtual influencers, and lawyers’ role in advising on compliance with applicable laws in the fashion industry.

  • Deborah McNamaraModerator, Senior Legal Counsel, Richemont North America; Designer; and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Lindsay Donn Mann, Legal Counsel, Calvin Klein, Inc. 
  • Ava Farshidi, Assistant General Counsel, David Yurman
  • Michael Isselin ‘15, Attorney, Reed Smith LLP
  • Julie Zerbo, Founder and Editor in Chief, The Fashion Law

Tech Talk: Blockchain and the Future of Fashion

This discussion will examine the rise of blockchain technology in fashion and its important implications for intellectual property and privacy laws.

  • Joseph M. ForgioneModerator, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Kelcey Gosserand, Program Director, Developer Advocacy, North America East, IBM
  • Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Chronicled
  • Cathy Yoon ‘07, General Counsel, Genesis Block and GB Capital Markets

Closing Keynote Address

  • Joseph M. ForgioneIntroductory Remarks, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Steven M. Crosby ’00, Attorney, Feldman Law Group, PC and Lead Counsel, Star Athletica, Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al.