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.
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
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
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
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