Dead to Rights
Dead to Rights: Ethical Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation, Postmortem Rights of Publicity, and the Ghost of Harvey Weinstein
DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:50pm (reception 5:30pm)
PLACE: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, 2nd floor
NYS CLE: 2.0 hours ethics
Halloween and the Day of the Dead are fast approaching, and for this year's annual ethics CLE event, we'd like to treat you to a pair of thought-provoking panels. Join us for an insightful -- and at times hair-raising -- discussion of issues from intellectual property's twilight zone and on the cutting edge of sexual harassment law:
- When does a costume constitute cultural misappropriation?
- How can we keep fear of cultural appropriation from curtailing cultural exchange in fashion?
- Should fashion houses be haunted by ghosts of celebrities past in states without postmortem publicity rights?
- Bibhu Mohapatra
- Mimi Plange
- Professor Susan Scafidi
Founder and Director, Fashion Law Institute
- Yeohlee Teng
Founder and Designer YEOHLEE Inc
- Carlene Thomas-Bailey
Senior Editor, WGSN
- Do settlement agreements in sexual harassment cases bury victims in unethical silence?
- What does Harvey Weinstein's ghastly employment contract say about the spirit of corporate law?
- Should business partners be scared off by allegations of sexual harassment?
- What can we do to make the fashion industry a less frightening place?
- Laurie Berke-Weiss
Principal Attorney, Berke-Weiss Law PLLC
- Dana Sussman
Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs NYC Commission on Human Rights
- Bernadett Vajda
Model and Image Consultant
- Kenya Wiley
Founder and CEO, Fashion Innovation Alliance
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
Writer and Lawyer
MODERATOR: Jeff Trexler, Attorney and Associate Director, Fashion Law Institute