IN FASHION: Kelley Drye’s 7th Annual Fashion & Retail Law Summit

Wednesday, April 14, 2021”,“9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET

Please be our guest at the 7th Annual Kelley Drye Fashion and Retail Law Summit. The virtual event will include a half day of presentations addressing hot button issues that influence the fashion and retail industries. The topics to be presented were selected by many of you who responded to our IN FASHION 2021 planning survey, including IP Issues, live event cancellations, retailers’ concerns in a Biden Administration, the future of personalized advertising, and more sessions will be added.

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

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 ShuwargerSenior 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 has three podcasts (available wherever you get your podcasts) and we are often asked which episodes are the most popular. Here are the top five most popular episodes for each:

Ad Law Access

Updates on Advertising Law, Privacy Law, and Consumer Protection trends, issues, and developments from Kelley Drye’s Advertising and Marketing practice

Kelley Drye Legal Download

A rundown of the latest legal issues impacting your business

Full Spectrum

Produced by the Kelley Drye Communications practice group, Full Spectrum brings together thought leaders in business, government, and enterprise to offer an in-depth exploration of current legal, regulatory, and business issues

All Kelley Drye podcasts are available through your smart speaker or favorite streaming service (Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, Stitcherand SoundCloud)



A collection of the most read new and old Ad Law Access blog posts in March:

Supreme Court Defines ATDS Under The TCPA

No More Deference for Amazon’s Reference Prices

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Over the TCPA’s Definition of an Autodialer

Peloton Faces Uphill Ride on Ever-Growing” Claims

Second Circuit Limits Copyright Damages To Those Incurred Within Three Years Prior to Suit

California Privacy Protection Agency Appointments Announced

FDA Is Still Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Further Amendments to CCPA Regulations Are Approved and in Effect

The Pink Tax: Discrimination or Actual Differentiation?

The CCPA Non-Discrimination Right, Explained

Bad Break for belVita Breakfast Biscuits

Read This Before Scanning A Driver’s License In New Jersey

Employers Beware: The Illinois Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act Is Now in Effect

Does the NAD’s Capillus Decision Baldly Contradict the FDA?

NAD Releases Tips for Influencer Marketing

Videoconferencing and Potential Security, Confidentiality and Discovery Issues

States Place New Restrictions on Collection Efforts and Outbound Calls Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

NAD Addresses Math Problems in Counting Reviews

Two’s Company: Virginia Has a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

NAD Finds That Humor Doesn’t Always Indicate Puffery

For a compendium of articles, blogs, and digital content produced last month by Kelley Drye, see the Kelley Drye Content Digest - March

Find these and other stories on the Ad Law Access blog and podcast. Also see the Advertising and Privacy Law Resource Center, available via KelleyDrye​.com, our online repository of our thought leadership and resources on subjects that affect our clients day-to-day.