2021 Agenda

Luxury Law Summit Americas 2021 – Virtual Event – 10th November

This is a working agenda and subject to change.

08.45 EST

Welcome & Chair’s Opening Remarks

Chair: Barbara Kolsun, Director of the FAME Center and Professor of Practice at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School and co editor of The Business and Law of Fashion (Carolina Academic Press, 2020)

08.55 EST

Luxury Futures: Now and Beyond

A unique chance to gain insight into luxury of the future from one of the industry’s most-informed proponents.
Hilary Jochmans, Founder, PoliticallyinFashion

09.30 EST

GC Talk: Avery Fischer, Chief Legal Officer, Ralph Lauren

Avery joins other team members to share insights on how legal affairs are managed at one of the top luxury brands in the US – from division of labor to dealing with the challenges facing luxury businesses today.

Avery S. Fischer, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary Ralph Lauren

Elena Lagdameo-Hogan, VP International Trade, Global Compliance Counsel, Ralph Lauren

Randy Samson, VP Licensing & Transactions Counsel, Ralph Lauren

Jonathan Shiffman, SVP, Associate General Counsel, Ralph Lauren

Derek Morales, Senior Director, Intellectual Property Counsel, Ralph Lauren

10.30 EST

The Business of Beauty : The Interplay of Beauty, Fashion and Licensing

Elisheva Jasie, Head of Partnerships & Licensing
Vicente & Partners

Deborah Cornelius, Vice President, Licensing, Burberry

11.00 EST

Expanding Brand IP assets

Buyers of luxury intellectual properties discuss a variety of ways to capitalize on the underlying brand.

Moderator: Rick Perkal, CEO and Managing Partner, Firelight Capital Partners
Jay Dubiner, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Authentic Brands, Authentic Brands Group
Michael Neuman, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Marquee Brands
Kyle Harmon, General Counsel, Iconix Brands
David Conn, former CEO, Sequential Brands Group

12.00 EST

Luxury Travel in the age of a global pandemic

Conversation with award-winning editor and writer Pilar Guzman about the future of global luxury travel

Pilar Guzman, International Correspondent, Travel and Leisure Magazine

12.25 EST

Transparency in the Jewelry Supply Chain: Legal Considerations and A Sapphire Case Study

The jewelry industry has outperformed most other luxury segments since the beginning of 2020. While the entire luxury sector trends toward more sustainable and traceable methods of production, there is a growing discrepancy regarding ethical sourcing between the smaller retailers, and the large, branded producers and sellers. The question looms, as more and more large firms and organizations market themselves as ethical, transparency, traceability, is the movement toward a truly traceable, and transparent supply chain slipping away or is it within reach?

This session addresses these issues through both a legal lens and that of practical experience. Tiffany Stevens the CEO and GC of jewelry advocacy trade group Jewelers Vigilance Committee joins Sheahan Stephen of Sheahan Stephen Sapphires to discuss both the larger legal and operational framework as well as the practical on the ground experience to integrate these practices into a modern business–and what might be coming next.

Tiffany Stevens, CEO and General Counsel, Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Sheahan Stephen, President, CEO and Owner, Sheahan Stephen Sapphires

13.00 EST

Lunch Break

13.30 EST

NFTs 2021: This Season’s Next Fashion Trend: Are NFTs a passing trend, or are they here to stay?

Join Epstein Drangel LLP in conversation with Charles Damga, Director of Creative Relations at Foundation (https://foundation.app/about) and artist, Blu Boy as we discuss luxury brands’ plunge into the metaverse. We will delve into the opportunities for luxury brands to reach new and existing audiences through NFTS, legal challenges presented and the sustainability of digital fashion. Stay tuned for additional panel members!

Dwana S. Dixon, Associate, Epstein Drangel LLP

Charles Damga, Director of Creative Relations, Foundation

Blu Boy, Artist

Natalia Modenova, Founder, COO, DRESSX

Daria Shapovalova,  Founder, CEO, DRESSX

14.00 EST

Brand Protection: A new era

Christina Mitropoulos, Director, Brand Protection & Manufacturing Initiatives, American Apparel & Footwear Association

14.25 EST

Fixing Luxury, Driving Change

Nicole Marra, Founder and CEO, Fixer Advisory Group

14.50 EST

Managing Technology Vendor Privacy & Cyber Risks

    • Jarno Vanto, Partner, Crowell & Moring’s

15.15 EST

Environmental Sustainability in Fashion – Issues and Opportunities

Moderator: Doug Hand, Partner, Partner, HBA, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law at NYU and Cardozo; Podcast Host of ‘The Laws of Style’ and Co-Editor of ‘The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail’

      • Vanessa Barboni Hallik, Founder and CEO, Another Tomorrow
      • Kristy Caylor, Founder and CEO, For Days and Maiyet
      • Katy Gaul-Stigge, President & CEO, Goodwill NY/NJ

15.55 EST

Close of Summit