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The John Marshall Law School 2013 Fashion and Design Law Symposium

The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society is excited to announce the first ever Fashion and Design Law Symposium at the John Marshall Law School. 

This all day event features five panels with attorneys from abroad and around the nation, presenting various subjects currently facing the fashion and design industry. The goal of the symposium is to educate attendees about legal fashion issues, as well as, connect designers and attorneys to help in building this new legal network. 

The symposium will be held on the 2nd Floor of the State St building at The John Marshall Law School on Friday, April 12, 2013.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., with presentations to follow shortly thereafter.  Each attendee will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and coffee and  all symposium materials will be available in paper and and electronic format. 

Attendees can also obtain approximately 5.5 hours of CLE credit!

Speakers include:


Tracy Agyemang, The United States Department of Labor

Ashlee Froese, Gilberts, LLP

Roberto Frias, Law School of the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

Kanika D Corley, Associate, Sedgwick Law

Frances P. Hadfield, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman and Klestadt LLP

Shara Harris, WFML, P.C.  

Michael Hodes, Attorney at Law  Hodes Keating & Pilon                     

Ali Grace Marquart Deputy General Counsel Wilhelmina International, Ltd.

Mariessa Terrell, SBC IP Law Group    

Aleksandra M.S. Vold, Siprut PC

Victoria Watkins Chief Editor and Creator of B.A.F.F.L.E.D. (Business Advice, Fashion Facts, Law & Entertainment Domain)

Shelley Whitehead, Whitehead Freelance Law, LLC.

Fashion Designers 

Anastasia Chatzka

Lara Miller

Panel Topics  include:

“Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry: Creating and Protecting Your Intellectual Property” 

“North American Comparative Fashion Law: Policies and Perspectives”

Advertising Fashion Focus: Designers and Lawyers Perspective” 

Tariffs, Thimbles and Thread: Customs Law for the Fashion Industry” 

"Likeness is in the Eye of the Beholder"

Following the event there will be a cocktail reception from 4:30-6:30pm.

Please RSVP by Friday April 5, 2013. 

If you have any questions please contact us at

Please share our event with any designers, attorneys or students that you believe will be interested in attending.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

-Natalie Laczek and Michon Stuttley

Founders of the John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society

Co-Sponsored by the Lawyers for the Creative Arts



What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

John Marshall Law School is easily accessible off of the Red and Blue Line Jackson stop as well as the Liblrary/Van Buren "L" Stop.

Street parking is limited, however parking garages are accessible off of Wabash Ave, Federal St and Dearborn St.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email the JMLS Fashion Law Society at and a response will be provided within 24 hours.


Have questions about The John Marshall Law School 2013 Fashion and Design Law Symposium? Contact The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society

When & Where

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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