Sixth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, 2/21
"The Many Faces of Fashion Law"
Friday, February 21, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosts the Sixth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, which will bring together lawyers and non-lawyers, focusing on the key players in the fashion industry. This year’s event will include discussions on how leaders of fashion companies interact with both inside and outside counsel to run some of the most successful businesses in the world.
Sponsored by the Fashion Law Society and the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, this symposium features fashion experts and attorneys in the industry, including Maryann Lawrence, Associate General Counsel at Chanel; Shane St. Hill, General Counsel at Rent the Runway; and Gabriela Guaracao, CEO & Founder of Americae.
The symposium takes place on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch '71 Classroom (Room 101) of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education board for 3.5 substantive CLE credits.
8:30–9:10 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast
9:15–9:20 a.m.: Introductory Remarks
9:20–10:05 a.m.: Panel 1 — Protecting Your Brand
Christiane Schuman Campbell, Partner, Duane Morris
Aliza R. Karetnick, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Jeffrey Levinson, Founder and CEO, Jeffrey Levinson
Moderated by David S. Caudill, Professor of Law and Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
10:05–10:50 a.m.: Panel 2 — An Inside Perspective
Maryann Lawrence, Associate General Counsel, Chanel, Inc
Tiffani McDonough Solomon '03 CLAS, '06 CWSL, Director, Senior Counsel, Employment and Litigation, Louis Vuitton
Shane St Hill, Associate General Counsel, Rent the Runway
Moderated by Komal Vaidya, Director, Clinic for Law & Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
11:05–11:55 a.m.: Panel 3 — Going Global: International Issues
Javier Diaz, Associate General Counsel (Internet Enforcement), Chanel, Inc.
Gabriela Guaracao ’09 VSB, CEO and Founder, Americae
Moderated by Andrew Lund, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Reza Taleghani JD/MBA Program, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
12:00–12:50 p.m.: Panel 4 — Hot Topics in Fashion Law
Douglas Hand, Partner, Hand Baldachin & Associates LLP
Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Practice and Director, Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment (FAME) Law Center, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Moderated by Lee S. Sporn, Counsel, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Former Senior Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, Michael Kors Holdings Limited