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Lee Sporn

LEE S. SPORN is Of Counsel with Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP in its Intellectual Property Law practice, where he focuses on clients in the luxury goods, fashion and retail industries. He is an internationally renowned intellectual property and corporate lawyer and a leader in the fashion and retail law industry.  Mr. Sporn has over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, having recently retired as Senior Vice President – Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Michael Kors Holdings Limited, where he was at various times responsible for its legal, human resources, store design, construction and facilities departments.  Prior to joining Kors in 2003, he was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Kasper A.S.L., Ltd., then owner of the Anne Klein and Kasper brands, and prior to that Lee was at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for 11 years, where he served as Vice President, Intellectual Property and Associate General Counsel, responsible for worldwide intellectual property enforcement, licensing and a wide variety of commercial and compliance matters.  He was a Professor from Practice at Cardozo Law School where he was instrumental in the creation and co-director, with Barbara Kolsun, of the FAME Center, and currently teaches Fashion Law at The University of Pennsylvania School of Law and at Villanova Law School.  Mr. Sporn is a contributor to Fashion Law, A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives & Attorneys (Fairchild Books, 2014), and was the co-editor of the seminal treatise Trademark Counterfeiting (Aspen Law & Business, 1999).  Lee is a past Chairman of the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition and served on its board of directors and executive committee for over a decade, and in May of 2016 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Luxury Law Awards in London.