Events

Inside Out 7

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As the curtain rises on the post-pandemic era, spring arrives in the northern hemisphere, and fashion runways herald a fresh wave of creative design, the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald seem particularly apt:


I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York's boom days.

Indeed, the entire world is poised for a fresh start after an unanticipated intermission -- but how will the forces of change play out on fashion law's global stage?  Our 7th annual February fashion month event, "Inside Out 7: Fashion's in-house counsel on the industry's next act," brings together a distinguished group of counsel from leading fashion companies to share their insights into proposed sustainability legislation, newly revealed perils of boilerplate language, retail security challenges, diversity developments, intellectual property meets digital fashion, and more.  We look forward to seeing you online this Friday, February 25, from 8:45-10:00am New York time -- ready to remove our masks and act!

DATE: Friday, February 25, 2022
TIME: 8:45-10:00am
PLACE: Online via Zoom
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional

Speakers:
  • Ewa Abrams, Kering
  • Louise Firestone, LVMH Moët Hennesy Louis Vuitton Inc.
  • Jeffrey Hellman, PVH Corp.
  • Lesley Matty, Tiffany & Co.
  • Moderated by Angie Byun, AB World

For more information about the Institute or the CLE hardship policy, please contact us at events@fashionlawinstitute.com.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Welcome to the future of fashion – or at least a profitable parallel universe!  Even as the fashion industry has endured a pandemic era characterized by working from home in sweats, we’ve seen dramatic growth in digitized and digital-first fashion for our avatars in online dressing rooms and virtual worlds, fashion-related NFTs (authorized or otherwise), and wearable technology that opens doors to the metaverse in the form of AR and VR.  Fashion consumers aren’t likely to go without tangible threads entirely, unlike the emperor in the classic tale, but the possibilities for virtual fashion are endless – as are the related intellectual property and other legal issues.

In keeping with this duality of digital and physical worlds, please join our panel of experts as we convene both online via livestream and in person before a small studio audience, in a space provided courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg in NYC.  We are excited to take a step toward the return of in-person events, but please understand that symposium seating is extremely limited and available by confirmed advance reservation only.  Attendees must show proof of vaccination to enter and wear masks when not eating, drinking, or speaking on the panel. The livestream of "The Emperor's New Clothes: Digital Fashion, NFTs, Cryptocurrency, and the New Intangibles" is, of course, open to all!

DATE: Friday, November 12, 2021
TIME: 9:30-10:45am EST (New York time)
PLACE: Zoom or IRL (details provided with confirmed registration)
CLE: Attorneys are eligible to receive 1.5 New York State CLE credits, professional practice, transitional and non-transitional

SPEAKERS:

  • Gabby Hirata, President and Chief Executive at DVF
  • John Maltbie, Director of Civil Enforcement, Intellectual Property at Louis Vuitton North America
  • Kristen Trad, Director, Legal & Business Affairs, A+E Networks
  • Nikki Edmunds-Ekwueme, Counsel, CLO Virtual Fashion
  • Robyn Williams, Co-Chair, Trademark Practice Group, Devlin Law Firm
  • Emily Levy, Senior Manager, Global Partnerships, Epic Games
  • Erica Carter, Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs, Epic Games
  • MODERATOR: Professor Susan Scafidi, Founder & Director, Fashion Law Institute at Fordham

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Video: Is your D&I plan legal?

Thank you to our panelists and attendees at our webinar! The complete video is above. If you missed the panel, feel free to watch it here!

 

ATTORNEY CLE INFORMATION

If you are an attorney seeking continuing legal education credit from New York or a state with New York reciprocity, you have the opportunity to receive CLE credit by watching this panel from our 10th annual symposium, Silver Linings, on demand. Simply email us for the CLE materials link/password, registration link to complete the $65 payment, and the official form to complete. At various points during the session special codes are announced for you to note on the form.

Date: October 9, 2020
Time: 8:45-10:00am
Venue: Zoom
NYS CLE: 1.0 diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias; 0.5 ethics

 

Sterling Intentions: Is your diversity & inclusion plan legal? 

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Nancy Bishai, General Counsel, APP Group
  • Fiona W. Ong, Partner, Shawe Rosenthal LLP
  • Dana Sussman, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs, New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • MODERATOR: Kenya Wiley, Founder and Policy Counsel, Fashion Innovation Alliance

Additional resources suggested by Nancy Bishai:

Diversity and Inclusion in Canada: The Current State

Navigating race in Canadian workplaces A toolkit for diversity and inclusion practitioners

National Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarking Study

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Video: Heirloom Silver: The afterlife of brands

Thank you to our panelists and attendees at our webinar! The complete video is above. If you missed the panel, feel free to watch it here!

 

ATTORNEY CLE INFORMATION

If you are an attorney seeking continuing legal education credit from New York or a state with New York reciprocity, you have the opportunity to receive CLE credit by watching this panel from our 10th annual symposium, Silver Linings, on demand. Simply email us for the CLE materials link/password, registration link to complete the $65 payment, and the official form to complete. At various points during the session special codes are announced for you to note on the form.

Date: October 2, 2020
Time: 8:45-10:00am
Venue: Zoom
NYS CLE: 1.5 professional practice, transitional & non-transitional

 

Heirloom Silver: The afterlife of brands

SPEAKERS: 

  • Angela Byun, Principal, AB WORLD
  • Jeffrey Hellman, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, PVH Corp.
  • Colette Stanford, SVP-General Counsel, SPARC Group
  • MODERATOR: Professor Susan Scafidi, Founder & Director, Fashion Law Institute at Fordham