In Fashion 2021

Please be our guest on April 14, 2021 at the 7th Annual Kelley Drye Fashion and Retail Law Summit. The half-day event commencing at 9:30 AM ET will address hot button issues that influence the fashion and retail industries. Topics highlighted in the agenda below were those most requested by our clients in response to an IN FASHION 2021 planning survey. CLE credits will be available.

This seminar is by invitation only. If you have an in-house colleague who would like to receive an invitation, please contact

We hope that you can join us!


  • The Future of Personalized Advertising for the Fashion Industry
    A Q&A with Facebook’s Director of Privacy, Civil Rights, and Ads, Pedro Pavon and Alysa Hutnik, partner and chair of Kelley Drye’s Privacy and Information Security practice. This panel will discuss key privacy legal and industry developments and what they mean for personalized advertising strategies for the Fashion Industry.

  • This Season’s Collection of IP Hot Topics
    Andrea Calvaruso, chair of Kelley Drye's Trademark and Copyright practice and Intellectual Property partner Michael Zinna will discuss some of the significant IP developments and emerging trends that fashion and retail companies should prepare for in 2021 and beyond.

  • What the Fashion and Retail Sector Can Expect from the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress
    Government Relations and Public Policy group co-chairs Dana Wood and Paul Rosenthal will take a look at the legislative and policy issues that are top of mind for the apparel and retail sector, and share their thoughts on which priorities are most likely to advance in the first two years of the Administration.

  • Navigating the ESG Disclosure Movement – Corporate Responsibility or Integrated Business Strategy?
    The health, economic, and social crises that unfolded in 2020 presented companies and brands with new challenges in meeting stakeholder expectations on issues like climate, sustainability, racial justice and gender equality. In this Q&A session, VF Corporation’s Vice President for Government Affairs and Global Impact, Luis Benitez and special counsel Jennifer McCadney, will discuss the evolution of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures – both mandatory and voluntary – and the opportunities and risks that accompany those communications.

  • The Show Must Go On: Legal Issues When Planning for Live Events
    Live events always require considerable planning and effort. And, with the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly waning, 2021 may see the return of large in-person gatherings as well as the continuation of virtual experiences. Debra Shuwarger, Senior VP and Associate General Counsel at Endeavor, and Michael Lynch, chair of Kelley Drye’s Litigation practice, will discuss lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to manage legal risks when running live events to ensure that the many moving pieces fall into place.

  • Never Out of Style: Advertising Law Update
    The topics are familiar but the concerns are new. Christie Grymes Thompson, chair of Kelley Drye’s Advertising law practice, and partner Gonzalo Mon will discuss today’s hot issues including, sustainability and other green marketing claims, “Made in USA” and related origin claims, use of influencers and product reviews, and COVID-19 related pitfalls to avoid.


Kelley Drye is an accredited provider of CA, IL, TX, and NY CLE. This continuing legal education program will offer a maximum of 3.0 California, 3.0 Illinois, 3.0 Texas credits and a maximum of 3.0 New York non-transitional credits for those who attend the entire program. We will apply for CLE credit in other jurisdictions, upon request, but cannot guarantee approval.