Douglas Hand is one of the pre-eminent fashion lawyers in the United States and a founding member of the law firm Hand Baldachin Amburgey LLP (HBA) which specializes in the representation of fashion and lifestyle companies (such as Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Public School and Mansur Gavriel).
He is a member of the Business Advisory Committee of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), on the Advisory Board of the CFDA’s Incubator and a member of the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild. Mr. Hand is also an adjunct professor of Fashion Law at both NYU School of Law and Cardozo School of Law and is on the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council and the Board of Advisors for Cardozo’s Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment (FAME) Law Center.
A 2015 and 2016 “Super Lawyer” as well as Corporate Vision’s “Partner of the Year” for 2016, Mr. Hand was named #8 on Observer’s 2017 American Menswear Power List. He has been featured and profiled as a Fashion Lawyer in numerous media outlets and publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, the American Bar Association Journal, Women’s Wear Daily and The Business of Fashion.
Mr. Hand is an accomplished corporate and transactional lawyer who began his legal career in the New York and Paris offices of multi-national firm Shearman & Sterling, representing clients in cross-border M&A transactions. He received his JD from NYU School of Law and his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business Administration.