Successful Alliance event in New York

9 Feb 2017 , 9:00am

The Luxury Law Alliance and K&L Gates hosted a unique members event in New York on the 7th February 2017 with members from the US, Europe and beyond enjoying a relaxed and informative evening overlooking the magnificent New York skyline. Members learnt first-hand from the experiences of luxury brand owners, their senior business leaders, legal counsel and external advisors, and discussed topics that matter to luxury businesses and their customers. The event featured a panel discussion chaired by Barbara Kolsun, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law and Co-Director of Cardozo’s FAME (Fashion Arts Media and Entertainment) Program and included topics such as the commercial and legal challenges for fashion and luxury brands in the new digital environment including perspectives on “see now, buy now”, how companies are preparing for Brexit and more.

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Guest of honour:

  • Barbara Jones, US Consul-General for Ireland in New York


The evening was chaired by adjunct Professor of Fashion Law at Cardozo and co-founder of the FAME program, Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment, Barbara Kolsun. Barbara was joined by:

  • Arthur Artinian, partner at K&L Gates who gave the legal view on Brexit and trade

  • Dr Markus Zwicky, Attorney at Law & Notary at Zwicky Windlin & Partner who discussed the luxury marketplace in Switzerland

  • Ellie Damashek, Business Development Director at Trendwatching who gave a preview of 2017 for luxury business

  • Lynn Usdan, Ex-Corporate Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel at Donna Karan


For details on other recent Luxury Law Alliance events click here.