The Fourth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, 2/23

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The Rules of Fashion: Understanding the Regulatory Side of the Fashion Industry

February 23, 2018

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosts the Fourth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, which will bring together lawyers and non-lawyers to examine the various regulations that fashion designers and companies regularly encounter. This year’s event will include discussions on the interaction between the fashion industry and employment law, real estate, international sourcing and production.

Sponsored by the Fashion Law Society and the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, this symposium features fashion experts and trendsetters in the industry, including Justin Zamparelli, General Counsel at Vineyard Vines; Michael Marra, Co-Regional Managing Partner at Fisher Phillips; Nadeem Malik, Senior Store Design Project Manager - International at Michael Kors; and Alexa McDevitt '15, Associate Corporate Counsel, David's Bridal.

The symposium takes place on Friday, February 23, 2018 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.

 

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Schedule of Events

8:30-9:10 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast


9:15-9:20 a.m.: Introductory Remarks


9:20 – 10:05 a.m.: Regulating the Creative Side: Understanding the Regulations that Impact International Sourcing and Production

Hether L. May, Technical Design Manager Cut & Sew Knits, Lilly Pulitzer
Christiane Campbell, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Moderated by David Caudill, Professor of Law and Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
 

10:05 – 10:50 a.m.: Employment Law and Fashion: Store Employees to Models

Michael Marra, Co-Regional Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Jonathan S. Sack, Attorney, Sack & Sack Attorneys At Law

Moderated by Ann C. Juliano, Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
 

11:05 – 11:55 a.m.: Advising from Within: The In-house Regulatory Perspective

Alexa McDevitt '15, Associate Corporate Counsel, David’s Bridal
Justin Zamparelli, Senior Vice President Human Resources and General Counsel, Vineyard Vines

Moderated by Andrew Lund, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, Director of the Reza Taleghani JD/MBA Program, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


12 – 12:50 p.m.: Setting the Stage: Rules that Impact the Design and Operation of Stores and Factories

Lee Sporn, Former General Counsel of Michael Kors and Of Counsel at Olshan
Nadeem Malik, Senior Store Design Project Manager - International at Michael Kors
Mike Krancer
, Senior Counsel, Blank Rome LLP

Moderated by Laura Genovese '89, Principal, K & G Law LLC and Adjunct Professor, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law