Kelley Drye’s 6th Annual Fashion and Retail Law Summit

January 16, 2020 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

In Fashion 2020

On January 16, 2020, Kelley Drye will host the sixth annual IN FASHION: Fashion and Retail Law Summit for executives and in-house counsel. Kelley Drye lawyers and thought leaders from some of the world’s top fashion and retail companies will convene for a full day of presentations on hot button issues that impact the business.

This complimentary event is by invitation only. This year’s seminars will feature sessions on advertising, customs and trade, employment, intellectual property, government relations, privacy and data protection and litigation. If you or a colleague are interested in receiving an invitation, please contact infashion@​kelleydrye.​com.



  • Keynote with Sara Moss, Vice Chair of The Estée Lauder Companies, moderated by Andrea Calvaruso, partner and chair, Trademark and Copyright, Kelley Drye.
  • Available Online: A Panel Perspective On the Current Challenges of the Digital Marketplace
    Now more than ever, consumers are turning to online marketplaces to inform their buying decisions and to purchase products. Whether you operate an e-commerce marketplace or seek to police your rights with respect to unauthorized sale of your products on such platforms, you will have many issues to consider. Anna Dalla Val, Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel of the Ralph Lauren Corporation, will moderate a cross-disciplinary panel discussion with Litigation partner David Zalman and Advertising law partner Gonzalo Mon to explore the latest litigation, regulatory and IP issues in the digital marketplace.
  • The View From Washington: Policy Priorities and a Look Ahead to the 2020 Elections
    Kelley Drye’s Government Relations co-chairs Paul Rosenthal and Dana Wood will provide an analysis of the key policy issues facing the fashion and retail industries in the year ahead, focusing on privacy and data security, energy and sustainability, infrastructure, tax and trade. Dana and Paul will also look ahead to the 2020 elections, including key races in the House and Senate as well as the Presidential race, and discuss what effect the elections may have on policy priorities.
  • Is It Over Yet?: Navigating the Third Year of the U.S. Trade Wars
    Over the last two years, the Trump administration has deployed widespread tariffs as a means of getting trading partners - including China and the EU - to the negotiating table. A phase one trade deal was reached between the U.S. and China in December, but what does that mean for manufacturers and retailers in 2020? Does this deal offer the relief the industry seeks, and will the U.S. and China ultimately reach a deal that rolls back all tariffs? Is there potential for expansion and tariff increases on products from the EU, and what other countries may be in the U.S. crosshairs? Partner Larry Lasoff and special counsel Jennifer McCadney of Kelley Drye’s International Trade practice will discuss current U.S. trade agreement issues, including the ongoing China negotiations; Report on what steps importers have taken to avoid or reduce the impact of tariffs; and Look to the future to analyze what a potential end to the trade war could mean for the fashion and retail industries.
  • When Politics is In Vogue: How to Keep the Election Out of Your Workplace
    The 2020 elections, impeachment and foreign intrigue: as the old saying goes, we are cursed with living in interesting times. Employees’ interest and engagement in politics means they will be talking politics in the workplace—but are employers ready to address issues relating to political speech at work? Kelley Drye’s Labor and Employment practice co-chairs Barbara Hoey and Mark Konkel will address the pitfalls and how to avoid them when politics come to work, including when talking politics can turn into discrimination and harassment, proper handling of social media statements, how to ensure harmony in divisive times, and related issues.
  • On Trend: Hot Topics in IP Law This Season
    Andrea Calvaruso, chair of Kelley Drye’s Trademark and Copyright practice and Patent partner Michael Zinna will discuss some of the significant IP developments from 2019, and talk through how fashion and retail companies should react to these developments in 2020 and beyond.
  • Sustainable Sustainability: Developing Green Marketing Initiatives and Labels
    Environmentally conscious consumers continue to grow in number and they demand more sustainable products. To meet this demand, more and more fashion brands are increasing sustainable practices, reusing materials, and working to reduce textile waste and environmental harms. Christie Grymes Thompson, chair of Kelley Drye’s Advertising law practice, and Julia Coyne, Assistant General Counsel at Converse, will discuss some of these initiatives and how companies create their own programs.
  • Privacy 2020 Forecast for Retailers
    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on January 1, 2020, requiring significant changes to retailers’ operational and advertising practices. Other states, as well as Congress, are considering additional comprehensive privacy laws. Kelley Drye’s Privacy and Information Security practice chair, Alysa Hutnik, will be joined by Privacy partner Aaron Burstein, and CompliancePoint’s Director of Privacy Services, Matthew Dumiak, to discuss the latest trends for responding to these legal developments and compliance challenges, and what to watch for in 2020.
  • All Grown Up: A Panel Perspective On Legalized Cannabis
    Legalized cannabis has taken the retail world by storm. Moderator Thomas Cohn, Director and Senior Counsel, Sales, Marketing and Government Affairs at New Avon Company, along with Intellectual Property special counsel Patricia Werner, will examine the industry from three different angles: Employment issues; Intellectual property concerns; and What businesses are confronting as they bring new products to market.

Special Guest Speakers

Thomas Cohn

Thomas Cohn
Director and Senior Counsel, Sales, Marketing & Government Affairs
New Avon Company

Julia Coyne

Julia Coyne
Assistant General Counsel

Anna Dalla Val

Anna Dalla Val
Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel
Ralph Lauren Corporation

Matthew Dumiak

Matthew Dumiak
Director of Privacy Services

Sara Moss

Sara Moss
Vice Chair
The Estée Lauder Companies


Kelley Drye is an accredited provider of CA, IL, TX and NY CLE. This program will offer a minimum of 4 credits. This continuing legal education program will offer California, Illinois and Texas credit and New York non-transitional credit. 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 sign in.