Next season’s collection can hit a snag with legal or regulatory concerns at any point-from supply chain to retail shelf. Please join Kelley Drye attorneys and executives from some of the world’s top fashion and retail companies as we explore challenges unique to the industry and the best practices to address them.

This complimentary one-day seminar will feature sessions on advertising, customs and trade, employment, intellectual property, government relations, litigation, privacy and wearable technologies.

Please join us on Thursday, January 19, 2017. If you or a colleague who would be interested in receiving an invitation, please contact infashion@kelleydrye.com.

Keynote Speaker:

Richard A. Johnson
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Foot Locker, Inc.

Agenda Highlights:

Advertising Lightning Round: Mix-And-Match
Christie Thompson, chair of the Advertising and Marketing and Consumer Product Safety practice groups, and Advertising Law partner Gonzalo Mon will provide a fast-paced update on some of the most significant developments that companies should work into rotation, including labeling and advertising textiles, native advertising, the use of celebrity endorsers and social influencers, product safety, and other hot topics.

Importing Hot Topics: Stitching Together Expectations for Customs Enforcement
International trade partner Laurence Lasoffspecial counsel Laura Rabinowitz and Mitchel Landau, assistant director of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Center of Excellence & Expertise for Apparel, Footwear, & Textiles, will discuss the potential for enhanced Customs enforcement under the Trump administration; maintaining a robust due diligence process over your supply chain; and coordinating with Customs “partner government agencies” including CPSC and FWS.

C'est Chic: Privacy and Data Security Trends in the U.S. and Across the Pond
Dana Rosenfeld
, Chair of Kelley Drye's Privacy and Information Security practice group, and partner Alysa Hutnik and special counsel Chris Loeffler, will highlight key privacy and information security enforcement, litigation, and innovation developments over the past year, and discuss what retailer privacy and security trends are likely to make a splash on both sides of the pond in 2017.

We’ve Got Designs, Yes We Do! We’ve Got Designs, How ‘Bout You?: A Discussion Regarding IP Protections for Fashion Designs
Nicole Marra, general counsel of Gucci America, Inc., will moderate a panel of IP experts regarding IP protections for fashion products in the U.S. and abroad, including the potential implications of the pending U.S. Supreme Court Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand case, which involves the protectable design aspects for cheerleading uniforms under the U.S. Copyright Act.  Panelists will include Andrea Calvaruso, chair of the Trademark and Copyright practice, Michael Zinna, partner in the Patent Practice, and Rachael Barber, partner of the UK law firm Pennington Manches.

If Looks Could Kill: Strategies to Knock Out a Consumer Class Action
So you’ve been hit with a class action – now what?  Litigation partner Jeffrey Jacobson will provide a model for terminating class actions at their earliest stages and share tricks of the trade.

The View From Capitol Hill: What to Expect from the Newly Elected Congress and the First Year of the Trump Administration
Kelley Drye government relations co-chair Paul Rosenthal and senior advisor and former Congressman Lee Terry are joined by Charles Miller, group vice president of government and public affairs for Macy's Inc., for a look ahead to the key policy issues facing the President and the 115th Congress – including international trade, privacy and data security, taxes, immigration and energy.

Understanding the Pattern: Assessing and Mitigating FCPA Risk in an Increasingly Global Industry
In recent years, the U.S. government has aggressively enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act against individuals and companies in a variety of industries, including the fashion and retail sector.  Industry executives must understand the increasingly broad behavioral and jurisdictional tripwires that put companies at risk for crippling FCPA investigations and penalties.  International Trade partner Eric McClafferty will discuss key anti-bribery concepts and offer suggestions on compliance practices that help companies mitigate risk and meet regulatory expectations without being overly aggressive and costly.

On Trend: Trump Tweets, Troublesome Tech and Trolls
Cecelia Prewett, senior vice president, SKDKnickerbocker, and partner Kristi Wolff will examine the evolving power of social media and a regulatory milestone for wearable technology.

Managing Your Millennials: How to Harness the Gig Economy
The “gig economy” – independent contractors doing short-term work – has seen remarkable growth in recent years. But are retailers ready for increased scrutiny from the EEOC? Employment partners Barbara Hoey and Mark Konkel and Jonathan Shiffman, associate general counsel, litigation and employment law at Ralph Lauren Corporation will discuss how businesses can structure their employment policies to take advantage of a gig workforce.

Guests Speakers and Moderators:

Rachael Barber
Partner
Pennington Manches LLP

Mitchel Landau
Assistant Director of the Center of Excellence & Expertise for Apparel, Footwear & Textiles
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Nicole Marra
General Counsel and Secretary
Gucci America, Inc.

Charles Miller
Group Vice President of Government and Public Affairs
Macy's Inc.

Cecelia Prewett
Senior Vice President
SKDKnickerbocker

Jonathan Shiffman
Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Employment Law
Ralph Lauren Corporation

There will be a cocktail reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

CLE Credit:

Kelley Drye is an accredited provider of NY, IL & CA CLE. In accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board, this non-transitional CLE program is not approved for newly-admitted attorneys within the first two years of admission to the Bar. We will apply for CLE credit in other jurisdictions, upon request, but cannot guarantee approval. If you are interested in applying to receive CLE credit, please include your desired jurisdiction and your bar registration number when you register.