2018 Fashion Law Seminar

The Federal Bar Association's 5th Annual Fashion Law Seminar features another impressive lineup of attorneys and judges who will discuss the advancement of fashion law in today's globalizing world. Join legal professionals and industry representatives on Friday, February 9 in New York City at the Theresa Lang Center at The New School for this exciting conference. CLE credit will be available and attendees will benefit from networking opportunities throughout the day!

Three Ways to Register:
1) Register Online
2) Fax the PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090
3) Mail the PDF Registration Form to Federal Bar Association; Attn: 2018 Fashion Law Seminar; PO Box 79395; Baltimore, MD 21279 

 Early Bird
(on or before 12/29/17)

(after 12/29/17)

FBA Sustaining Member  



FBA Member








Observation Only




Friday, February 9
8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:00- 10:00 a.m. Panel I: The Future of Fashion: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Wearable Technology
This panel will examine the latest fashion technology trends and products, and will discuss the legal implications from a US and EU perspective.

  • Céline Bondard, Principal, Cabinet Bondard
  • Olivera Medenica, Principal, Medenica Law PLLC
  • Kenya Wiley, Fashion Innovation Alliance
10:15- 11:15 a.m. Panel II: Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation: Potential Changes and Impacts to Brands, Apparel and Textiles
This panel will examine the impact of the Trump administration’s renegotiation of NAFTA on the fashion industry, and how counsel should advise clients in navigating this potential new landscape.

  • Frances Hadfield, Crowell & Moring
  • Fernando Holguin, Ecrubio.com 
  • Sherry Jetter, CKR Law
11:30-12:30 p.m.

Panel III: Trademark Licensing: Latest Litigation and Best Practices
This panel will examine the latest decisions in the United States and abroad relating to trademark licensing. Panelists will provide best practices in negotiating trademark licensing deals.

  • Maria Vathis, Bryan Cave
  • Viviana Murra, Luxottica 
  • Ashlee Froesee, Froesee Law 
12:30- 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:30- 2:30 p.m.

Panel IV: Financial Crimes, Money Laundering and Fashion 
This panel will examine the role of counsel in detecting financial crimes and money laundering in the fashion industry. This includes whistle blower litigation pursuant to the False Claims Act.

  • Carlton Greene, Crowell & Moring
2:45- 3:45 p.m.

Panel V: Employment and Labor Considerations in the Fashion Industry 
This panel will examine the latest decisions in the United States relating to employment and labor considerations. Panelists will provide best practices in advising fashion industry clients on such issues. Topic will include sexual harassment in the workplace, and recent news coverage of the subject matter.

  • Katherine Gonzalez, Ferraiuli
  • Kevin Kahn, IMG New York
2:45- 3:45 p.m.

Panel VI: Bankruptcy: Purchasing Distressed Assets in the Fashion Industry
This panel will examine the ins and outs of purchasing distressed assets in the fashion industry. Panelists will cover best practices and cover due diligence considerations.

  • Ira Abel, Law Office of Ira Abel
  • Andrew Tumilowicz, Private Equite, Heritage Venue Advisors

Contact Melissa Schettler if you are interested in sponsoring this conference.

February 9, 2018

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