Fashion Law Initiative

The Fashion Law Initiative sits at the dynamic point where law, fashion, and technology collide. Through a combination of coursework, clinical and experiential learning, externship opportunities and exposure to new technology, this unique program provides hands-on training and education to law students preparing for innovative careers in fashion law.

The Fashion Law Initiative is a premier legal program dedicated to:

1.    Training the next generation of fashion lawyers through coursework, research opportunities, conferences, externships, mentorship, and networking opportunities with well-known fashion brands and designers;

2.    Promoting a collaborative network of knowledge within the law school and among stakeholders actively interested in helping protect consumers from the safety and privacy risks associated with new forms of technology in fashion; and

3.     Training innovative attorneys to engage in public service to the community as mentors and volunteers.

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Joseph M. Forgione, Director, Fashion Law Initiative, New York Law School
Joseph M. Forgione is the Director of the Fashion Law Initiative at New York Law School. Professor Forgione teaches the Fashion Law Practicum on faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Law and he also serves on staff as Associate Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology. He is a practicing attorney at the Gioconda Law Group PLLC, where he focuses his practice on trademark and copyright counseling in the fashion industry and conducts business as a licensed private investigator in New York. Professor Forgione has worked on intellectual property-related matters with a number of prominent fashion and cosmetics brands, including Burberry, Casio, Coach, Estée Lauder, Hermès, Michael Kors, Proraso, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sherri Hill, Stuart Weitzman, and Tiffany & Co. Prior to the firm, he worked on intellectual property-related matters in the corporate legal department at Chanel and he participated in legal internships at Kate Spade, 7 Jeans, and Time Inc. His professional career in intellectual property law began as a law clerk in the legal department at HBO. Professor Forgione holds both an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law and a J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a B.A. degree, cum laude, with Honors in Sociology from Hofstra University, where he is a member of the Omega Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. His recent scholarly article Counterfeiting, Couture, and the Decline of Consumer Trust in Online Marketplace Platforms was published in Volume 61 of the New York Law School Law Review (2017) and he is a contributing author to Intellectual Property Operations and Implementation in the 21st Century Corporation (Wiley 2011).

Advisory Board

Karen Artz Ash ’80, National Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Karen Artz Ash ’80 is national co-chair of the Intellectual Property department and co-head of the Trademarks and Trademark Litigation practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, focusing on courses in fashion law licensing. Professor Artz Ash has worked in fashion law for more than 25 years. She handles the structuring and administration of intellectual property, including establishing holding companies and trusts, and the creation, development, implementation and administration of licensing, servicing and manufacturing for companies worldwide. She helps apparel clients in acquisition and disposition of major designer properties and businesses and represents clients in securitizations, financings and joint ventures. She also handles intellectual property due diligence in all types of complex corporate transactions and is skilled in bankruptcy assessments and financings that are dependent upon intellectual property assets. Professor Artz Ash is a monthly columnist for Managing Intellectual Property magazine, contributing writer for The Licensing Journal and regular sponsor and participant in events hosted by Women’s Wear Daily. She is also a contributing writer to Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley 2013) and a contributing author to Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys (Bloomsbury 2014), the leading fashion law textbook in law schools in the United States.

Matthew D. Asbell, Partner, Ladas & Parry LLP
Matthew D. Asbell is a partner in the New York office of Ladas & Parry. He assists clients in clearing, obtaining, enforcing, and defending trademark rights in the United States and throughout the world. He also provides advice on patents, copyrights, domain names, and other related areas. Mr. Asbell frequently collaborates on and authors articles on intellectual property on subjects ranging from social media and domain names to licensing, branding, and information technology. He is an active speaker and lecturer and is a frequent moderator and panelist at ABA, INTA, and other conferences. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and Columbia University. Mr. Asbell earned his J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and Acquisitions Editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. As an active alumnus of Cardozo, he serves on the Alumni Executive Committee, chairs the Alumni Intellectual Property Practice Group, and mentors numerous young attorneys and law students.

Alexandra Badalamenti ’16, Attorney, IMG, an Endeavor Company
Alexandra Badalamenti works with the IMG Models division and has been responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements in connection with New York Fashion Week, which IMG owns. She also currently sits on the board of the American Bar Association as a liaison to the Intellectual Property Law Section. Ms. Badalamenti graduated from New York Law School, where she earned a J.D. degree as part of the inaugural Two-Year J.D. Honors Program class.

Courtney Brown, Assistant Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Courtney Brown works exclusively on matters for MAC Cosmetics and specializes in talent, entertainment and intellectual property. She is responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements, including those for celebrity collaborations, influencers, models, photographers, product placements, sponsorships and music rights. Ms. Brown advises the brand on each of these matters as well as social media and intellectual property issues. She also oversees all general liability litigation. Ms. Brown graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she earned a J.D. degree with a concentration in Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Media Law.

Ava Farshidi, Assistant General Counsel, David Yurman
Ava Farshidi is Assistant General Counsel at David Yurman, a luxury jewelry company based in New York City. Her work ranges across different practices including general corporate matters, commercial contracts, real estate, employment, and compliance. Prior to her role at David Yurman she served as Assistant General Counsel at Rebecca Minkoff, a contemporary fashion company at the cusp of the merge between retail and technology. Her work ranged across different practices including intellectual property and advertising to navigating privacy issues and emerging data collection concerns. She has several publications on emerging issues in the fashion law industry, and her article Evaluating the FTC Guidelines Through the Career of Fashion Blogger was published by Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law in 2018. Ava is also the author of The New Retail Experience and Its Unaddressed Privacy Concerns: How RFID and Mobile Location Analytics are Collecting Customer Information and China’s Role in Well-Known Marks Protection: It’s Now or Never…or Dilution. Ava is involved with numerous organizations and committees including the New York City Bar’s Fashion Law Committee and the Susan G. Komen’s Young Professionals Committee. She has spoken at numerous conferences on issues in the fashion industry and was the recipient of the Luxury Law Rising Star Award in London in 2017.

Billy Forni, Legal Counsel, Calvin Klein
Billy Forni is responsible for contract-related advice, drafting, and negotiations that touch upon much of Calvin Klein’s business activities. Mr. Forni also assists with IP clearance, brand enforcement, and assessing, researching, and providing advice on new initiatives and programs at Calvin Klein. Prior to Calvin Klein, Mr. Forni founded Forni Law P.C., a boutique law firm located in New York that specialized in corporate, contract & commerical, employment and intellectual property law. Mr. Forni also spent nearly 4 years at the small firm of Deborah A. Nilson & Associates representing mostly French clients in many different industries, including fashion, luxury goods, and fragrance, as well as on corporate, commercial, employment, and various intellectual property matters. Mr. Forni graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he earned a J.D. degree with concentrations in Corporate and Intellectual Property Law.

Joseph C. Gioconda, Founder, Gioconda Law Group PLLC
Joseph C. Gioconda is an attorney and founder of the Gioconda Law Group PLLC, a law firm that handles brand protection litigation, investigations and strategic counseling for clients that include high-profile fashion companies. He has successfully litigated cases against some of the toughest infringers and counterfeiters, and has recovered multi-million dollar judgments and secured sweeping permanent injunctions against them. Mr. Gioconda has also assembled and managed large teams of lawyers and investigators across the globe to combat counterfeiters in the factories, storerooms and underground hideaways where they operate. He is widely quoted in the international press in the field of trademarks and anti-counterfeiting, and has been a commentator in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on CNN and MSNBC. He was also profiled in the book Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods (Kogan Page 2005). Mr. Gioconda has published award-winning academic articles proposing innovative approaches to the challenge of anti-counterfeiting and has given presentations to the international art community in Italy and France on how they can utilize cutting-edge legal theories and technology to combat art forgery. Mr. Gioconda earned his J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he edited three different law journals.

Elisheva Jasie, Senior Vice President, Legal – Global Business Services & Licensing, Coty Inc.
Elisheva Jasie is responsible for licensing, intellectual property and supporting the marketing function of Coty’s high-end fragrance and cosmetics brands in the United States. Her role also includes trademark and copyright clearance, portfolio management and work with the business development group on M&A and other strategic relationships. Prior to her tenure with Coty, Ms. Jasie was in private practice with a focus on IP, technology and venture capital. She received her LL.B. from Bar Ilan University’s Faculty of Law in Israel and is a member of the New York and Israeli Bar.

Kristin Lia, Senior Counsel/Director at Gap Inc.
Kristin Lia handles brand protection and infringement matters for Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix and provides legal support to the Gap brand creative functions. She also advises her business partners on a variety of marketing, advertising, clearance, and product design issues. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Ms. Lia worked on a variety of intellectual property-related matters as a staff attorney at the Gioconda Law Group, and went on to work at such companies as NBCUniversal and Authentic Brands Group. Prior to these experiences, she also served as an intellectual property intern at Burberry while in law school. Ms. Lia holds a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Deborah McNamara, Senior Legal Counsel, Richemont North America, Designer & Adjunct Professor of Law
Deborah McNamara is Senior Legal Counsel at Richemont North America (Cartier, Van Cleef Arpels, Chloé, Alaïa, Dunhill), where she handles contract, real estate, intellectual property and entertainment matters. Deborah holds her J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law, as well as a degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design in New York. While practicing law, she has designed and shown capsule collections on runways in London and New York, and her garments have been published in fashion, art and design books/magazines. Deborah is also recognized as one of the founders of the academic discipline of fashion law, having created and taught one of the first courses in the field while an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design from 2007-2012. She currently teaches the Fashion Law and Technology course at New York Law School.

Olivera Medenica, Partner, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP
Olivera Medenica is a member of the intellectual property, advertising, art and fashion law, international, and litigation and arbitration practice areas at Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP with almost two decades of experience in advising domestic and foreign businesses in fashion, retail, media and entertainment on transactional, litigation and arbitration matters. She regularly counsels on trademark, copyright, intellectual property licensing and online/social media matters. Ms. Medenica has taught legal writing at Brooklyn Law School and has lectured widely on issues dealing with intellectual property, business ownership and disputes, social media, and law firm management. She has also written numerous articles for a wide variety of legal publications. Ms. Medenica currently serves as Second Circuit Vice President of the Federal Bar Association and is the founder of the Fashion Law Conference hosted by the Federal Bar Association in New York and Paris, France.

Viviana Mura, Assistant General Counsel, Luxottica Group
Viviana Mura is the head of Global IP, Advertising Compliance and Franchise at Luxottica Group. She also advises the business worldwide on strategic contracts and operations, with a focus on licensing, service, retail & e-commerce, privacy, social media, market strategies, brand development, marketing, collaborations, technology development, and M&A. She is the Co-Chair for the Cardozo Fashion Law Alumni Group and a member of the Fashion Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Mura has lectured on International Licensing Agreements at the Master’s Program on International Business Law of the Law School of the University of Rome Sapienza. She holds dual qualifications as an attorney at law in New York State and in Italy, an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, an LL.M. in Corporate Law from the University Roma Tre in Rome, Italy, and a J.D. equivalent from University Sapienza in Rome, Italy.

Nicole Negrin ’11, Director, Intellectual Property & Commercial Counsel, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Nicole Negrin negotiates, drafts and executes license, design services and commercial co-venture agreements at Ralph Lauren. She also participates in authorizing compliance of company materials with marketing, advertising and sweepstakes laws as well as trademark and copyright docketing efforts. While she was a student at New York Law School, Ms. Negrin had extensive experiences working alongside fashion companies on the legal side, which included work at VF Sportswear, Inc., Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC, and Affliction Holdings, LLC.

Elan Raffel, Corporate Counsel – Privacy, Marketing & IP, J.Crew
Elan Raffel works in a variety of areas that include privacy, marketing, IP, and consumer protection at J. Crew. Mr. Raffel graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he earned a J.D. degree with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. During law school, he participated in an internship at Richemont, where he worked to protect the global IP interests of a number of international luxury goods brands that included Cartier, Montblanc, and IWC.

 

Donna Ruggiero, Associate Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Donna Ruggiero manages several of the Estée Lauder global brand trademark portfolios, handles litigation, and licensing and related international tax matters. She also handles anti-counterfeiting, domain name and social media management and infringements, as well as <.Brand> gtlds. Ms. Ruggiero is the Estée Lauder Legal Department Internship Program Administrator and is the company’s liaison for the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity, as well as a Legal Diversity mentor. In 2013, she received the Estée Lauder Legal Department’s “Leading From Every Chair “Leadership Award. In 2014, she was selected as “Woman of the Year for the Legal Profession” by National Association of Professional Women, and receive the Girl’s Inc. Butterfly Award for Leadership in 2017. Ms. Ruggiero has also served as a guest lecturer at Columbia University Law School, at Pace Law School, and at The Young Woman’s Leadership School Law Day Program, as well as serving on many other panels. She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she was the recipient of the CALI Excellence Award for International Legal Writing.

Jennifer Solar, Counsel, Miss Universe Organization, WME | IMG
Jennifer Solar works on a diverse array of endorsement, sponsorship, and appearance agreements at Miss Universe Organization. She is also responsible for trademark and copyright enforcement matters, as well as clip and product licensing and social media issues. Ms. Solar earned a J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, concentrating in intellectual property, entertainment and media law.

 

Tiffani Solomon (McDonough), Director, Senior Counsel, Employment & Litigation, Louis Vuitton Americas
Tiffani Solomon (McDonough) maintains sole responsibility for labor and employment matters for Louis Vuitton in the Americas region. In this role, Ms. Solomon serves as a Director in the Legal Department and provides employment and compliance counseling to Louis Vuitton Americas’ operations, including all corporate offices, workshops and retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. She also serves as the Senior Employment Counsel for Berluti LLC. Ms. Solomon was formerly an attorney in the Labor Relations & Employment Law Department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP where she represented employers on a national basis in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Julie Zerbo, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Fashion Law
Julie Zerbo oversees one of the leading authoritative sources dedicated to the field of fashion law and the business of fashion. She has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and NBC, and has been cited by publications including the New York Times, the Economist and Vogue publications worldwide, among others. Ms. Zerbo authored a chapter and assisted in editing Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys (Bloomsbury 2014). Her recent scholarly article Protecting Fashion Designs: Not Only “What?” But “Who?” was published in Volume 6, Issue 3 of the American University Business Law Review (2017).She consistently speaks and lectures at various educational institutions, and she is a regular guest lecturer at fashion law classes, panels, and events at New York Law School.

Staff

Chantelle Gyamfi ’17, Graduate Law Clerk, Fashion Law Initiative, New York Law School
Chantelle Gyamfi works on practical legal questions of intellectual property and privacy law, ultimately including research, writing working papers and general audience essays, project-based practical learning, and providing ongoing IP counsel in the area of fashion. She works closely with members of the faculty on research and publishing projects, and her research currently focuses on the impact that artificial intelligence has on counterfeiting in the fashion industry. Ms. Gyamfi also assists the Director with ongoing student events and symposia, including, but not limited to, panel discussions with practitioners and the fashion law symposium at New York Law School. She holds a J.D. degree from New York Law School, where she focused her coursework on intellectual property and fashion law.

 

Certificate Program in Fashion Law

The Fashion Law Initiative offers a certificate program that recognizes outstanding students who, upon graduation, have completed a rigorous course of specialized study in fashion law.

Conferences, Talks, Symposia

The Fashion Law Initiative runs several programs that address the interplay between law, fashion, and technology. In October, 2016, the Initiative held its first symposium. The symposium brought together leading practitioners, scholars, and designers to discuss, among other things, the privacy and intellectual property issues raised by smart devices in fashion, anti-counterfeiting enforcement for fashion brands in the digital age, and the impact of 3-D printing on the future of fashion. Guests included counsel for Balmain, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Estée Lauder, Hermès, Rebecca Minkoff, and more.

Fashion Law Mentorship Program

Check back soon for more information.

Joseph M. Forgione, Counterfeiting, Couture, and the Decline of Consumer Trust in Online Marketplace Platforms, 61 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 195 (2016–2017)

Alexandra Spina ’17, Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 61 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 239 (2016–2017)

Spring 2018

 

Master Class: Fashion and Fair Use with Terence Keegan ’13, Counsel, My Other Bag

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion on fashion and fair use with Terence Keegan ’13, an associate at Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP. Terence discussed his work on defending the fair use parody case against Louis Vuitton on behalf of “My Other Bag,” including obtaining a unanimous affirmance by the Second Circuit and a denial of Louis Vuitton’s certiorari petition by the Supreme Court.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

 

IP Lunch: Personal Names as Fashion Brands with Matthew Asbell and George Sciarrino ’13 of Ladas & Parry

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Matthew Asbell and George Sciarrino ’13 on the IP implications of using personal names to refer to clothing designs and related products. Matthew and George discussed how this practice comes with concerns that designers and other companies should consider when starting or acquiring an eponymous brand.

 

Fall 2017

 

IP Lunch: Fashion Law Transactions with Alexandra Badalamenti ’16 of IMG, an Endeavor Company

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Alexandra Badalamenti ’16, Attorney at IMG, an Endeavor company. Alexandra discussed her career path and responsibilities at IMG, including transactional work related to New York Fashion Week and IMG Models.

 

IP Lunch: Fashion Law with Ava Farshidi, Counsel, David Yurman

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Ava Farshidi, Counsel at David Yurman. Ava discussed her career path and responsibilities at David Yurman, and also gave advice on determining whether her area of law is a good fit for rising fashion lawyers.

 

 

Spring 2017

 

IP Lunch: IP and E-Commerce with Viviana Mura of Luxottica

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Viviana Mura on intellectual property considerations for e-commerce in the fashion industry.

 

 

Fall 2016

 

FASHION LAW SYMPOSIUM 2016

ROBOT COUTURE: THE FUTURE OF FASHION, LAW, AND TECHNOLOGY

Register HERE for free.

Click HERE for the program.

Available CLE credits:
5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice

Friday, October 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921


Summary:

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School cordially invites you to attend our inaugural fashion law symposium: “Robot Couture: The Future of Fashion, Law, and Technology” on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Leading practitioners, scholars, and designers will discuss, among other things, the privacy and intellectual property issues raised by smart devices in fashion, anti-counterfeiting enforcement for fashion brands in the digital age, and the impact of 3-D printing on the future of fashion. Guests will include counsel for Balmain, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Estée Lauder, Hermès, Rebecca Minkoff, and more.

This symposium celebrates the launch of the Fashion Law Initiative at New York Law School, which sits at the dynamic point where law, fashion, and technology come together. The Initiative will train the next generation of fashion lawyers through coursework, research opportunities, conferences, externships, mentorship, and networking opportunities with leading fashion brands and designers. And it will bring lawyers, designers, and other stakeholders together to protect intellectual property and protect consumers from the safety and privacy risks associated with new fashion technologies.


Program:

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 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

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Panel I – Fashion Brand Protection Initiatives and Anti-Counterfeiting in the Digital Age

This discussion will examine the problem of trademark infringement and counterfeiting as it exists in the fashion industry today. A panel of legal experts will introduce the different tools that are currently being used to protect fashion brands from both online and offline infringing activities.

Joseph C. GiocondaModerator, Attorney, Counselor at Law, and Founder, Gioconda Law Group PLLC
Melissa Berger, Intellectual Property Counsel, Coach
Neil B. Friedman, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
Kristin Lia, Counsel/Director, Gap Inc.
James Donoian, Partner, McCarter & English LLP
Donna Ruggiero, Associate Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

(1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice, transitional and non-transitional)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Panel II – Wearable Tech: At the Crossroads of Intellectual Property and Privacy

This discussion will examine intellectual property and privacy issues in the field of wearable technology. A panel of legal experts and designers will explore the opportunities and challenges facing fashion brands as interactive technologies continue to integrate seamlessly into the lives of consumers. 

Deborah McNamaraModerator, Attorney, Designer, and Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law, New York Law School
Matthew D. Asbell, Partner, Ladas & Parry LLP
Craig Fleishman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel, Rebecca Minkoff
Hassan Abbas Shakir, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

(1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice, transitional and non-transitional)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Address

Ari E. WaldmanIntroductory Remarks, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, New York Law School
Jeanne C. Fromer, Professor of Law, Faculty Co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, New York University School of Law

(0.5 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, transitional and non-transitional)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Panel III – 3-D Printing: A New Frontier in Fashion Law

This discussion will address the increasing use of 3-D printing in fashion and its widespread legal implications on intellectual property law.

Elisabeth A. SchiffbauerModerator, Attorney and Graduate Law Fellow, Fashion Law Initiative, New York Law School
Gabi Asfour, Founder and Designer, threeASFOUR
Joseph M. Forgione, Attorney, Director, Fashion Law Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Joseph F. Murphy, Principal, Law Offices of Joseph F. Murphy
Julie Zerbo, Founder and Editor in Chief, The Fashion Law

(1 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, transitional and non-transitional)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Closing Keynote Address

Joseph M. ForgioneIntroductory Remarks, Attorney, Director, Fashion Law Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Guillermo C. Jimenez, Associate Professor, Department of International Trade and Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology and Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School and New York University Stern School of Business

(0.5 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, transitional and non-transitional)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Reception and Networking

Student Highlights

Lauren Ciaccio accepted an IP externship with Tapestry | Coach, Kate Spade, & Stuart Weitzman (Spring 2019)

Athena Papaporfiriou accepted a legal externship with Louis Vuitton (Fall 2018)

Danielle Hendler completed an IP externship with Michael Kors (Summer 2018)

Karalyn Buono completed an IP externship with Ladas & Parry (Summer 2018)

Katarina Sykes completed an IP externship with Tapestry | Coach, Kate Spade, & Stuart Weitzman (Summer 2018)

Danielle Hendler completed an IP externship with Calvin Klein (Spring 2018)

Michelle Imafidon completed an IP externship with Ladas & Parry (Spring 2018)

Eliezer Lekht completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2018)

Meenka Maharaj completed an IP externship with Tapestry | Coach, Kate Spade, & Stuart Weitzman (Spring 2018)

Roxanna Menhaji completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2018)

Kaleigh Morrison completed an IP externship with Ladas & Parry (Spring 2018)

Katarina Sykes completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2018)

Michelle Imafidon completed a legal internship at FILA North America (Fall 2017)

Roxanna Menhaji completed a cybersecurity and data privacy externship with Luxottica (Fall 2017)

Michelle Imafidon completed a legal internship at FILA North America (Summer 2017)

Marlene Suarez-Bonet completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Summer 2017)

Roxanna Menhaji completed a summer associate position with Ladas & Parry (Summer 2017)

Emma McDonald completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2017)

Roxanna Menhaji completed an IP externship with Luxottica (Spring 2017)

Christina Salvia completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2017)

Nikita Bhargava completed an IP externship with Coach (Fall 2016)

Raelynn Leggio completed an IP externship with Luxottica (Fall 2016)

Anna Zabotina completed an IP internship with Louis Vuitton (Fall 2016)

Ronna Zarrouk completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Fall 2016)

Amanda Magrone completed a summer associate position with Morrison & Lee (Summer 2016)

Elisabeth Schiffbauer completed an IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2016)

Alexandra Rockoff completed a labor and employment externship with Burberry (Fall 2015)

Karyn Wilson completed a legal internship with Coach (Fall 2015)

Anna Zabotina completed a legal internship with Michael Kors (Fall 2015)

Perri Michael completed a legal internship with Louis Vuitton (Summer 2015)

Anna Zabotina completed a IP externship with Medenica Law (Summer 2015)

Matthew Bonds completed a legal internship with Stuart Weitzman (Spring 2015)

Matthew Bonds completed a legal internship with Coach (Fall 2014)

Elisabeth Schiffbauer completed an IP externship with PVH (Fall 2014)

Elisabeth Schiffbauer completed an IP externship with Luxottica (Spring 2014)

Jeffrey Saavedra completed an IP externship with Estée Lauder (Summer 2014)

Perri Michael completed a IP externship with Medenica Law (Spring 2014)

Nicole Schwartz completed a IP internship with Louis Vuitton (Spring 2014)

Tracy Weinstein completed a legal externship with Luxottica (Spring 2014)

Elisabeth Schiffbauer completed an legal internship with The Model Alliance (Spring 2013 – Spring 2014)

Nicole Schwartz completed a legal internship with Milk Studios (Spring 2013 – Summer 2013)

Tommas Balducci completed a legal internship with Ladas & Parry (Fall 2012)

Tyler Davis completed a legal externship with Stuart Weitzman (Fall 2012)

Tyler Davis completed a summer associate position with the Gioconda Law Group (Summer 2012)

Kristin Grant completed a legal internship with Louis Vuitton (Summer 2012)

Aaron Riedel completed an IP internship with Louis Vuitton (Spring 2012 – Spring 2013)

Tyler Davis completed a legal externship with Michael Kors (Summer 2011 – Fall 2011)

Deanna Clark-Esposito, A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance (Fairchild Books, 2018)

Aneta Genova & Katherine Moriwaki, Fashion and Technology: A Guide to Materials and Applications (Fairchild Books, 2016)

Douglas A. Hand, The Laws of Style: Sartorial Excellence for the Professional Gentleman (Ankerwycke, 2018)

Lois F. Herzeca and Howard S. Hogan, Fashion Law & Business: Brands & Retailers (Practising Law Institute, 2013)

Guillermo C. Jimenez & Barbara Kolsun, Fashion Law: Cases and Materials (1st Edition, Carolina Academic Press, 2016)

Guillermo C. Jimenez & Barbara Kolsun, Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys (2nd Edition, Fairchild Books, 2014)

Kal Raustiala & Christopher Sprigman, The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (1st Edition, Oxford University Press, 2012)

Phyllis G. Tortora, Dress, Fashion and Technology: From Prehistory to the Present (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)

Tim Phillips, Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods: The True Story of the World’s Fastest Growing Crime Wave (Kogan Page, 2007)

Joseph M. Forgione, Esq.
Director, Fashion Law Initiative

New York Law School
Fashion Law Initiative
185 West Broadway, Room E917
New York, NY 10013-2921
T  212.431.2368
E  joseph.forgione@nyls.edu