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2013 Fashion and Design Law Symposium THANK YOU!

13 Apr

The Fashion Law Society would like to THANK YOU everyone that attended and participated today in the 2013 JMLS Fashion and Design Law Symposium. 

It was so wonderful to see all our preparation come to life today for everyone to learn and enjoy. 

We will have photos of today posted in the coming days so please be on the lookout!

We think we can safely say…we will see you in SPRING 2014 for the 2nd Symposium!

-Natalie Laczek

Symposium Coordinator


Only TWO more days from the Symposium! Check out event schedule here! We are so excited to see everyone soon.

10 Apr

Only TWO more days from the Symposium! Check out event schedule here! We are so excited to see everyone soon.

Only TWO more days from the Symposium! Check out event schedule here! We are so excited to see everyone soon.


SAIC Fashion Show: FRIDAY May 3, 2013

10 Apr

SAIC Fashion Show: FRIDAY May 3, 2013

Here at the Chicago Fashion Law Update we are the biggest advocates for the Chicago Fashion Community!

Here is a reason why you should be as well.

Check out the 2013 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Show featuring amazing and innovative designs on May 3, 2013 in Millennium Park! Get your tickets and info here.



Symposium This Week! Symposium Panelist Spotlight!

8 Apr

Symposium This Week! Symposium Panelist Spotlight!

Tracy Agyemang currently serves as a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Labor. In that role, she provides legal advice regarding all statutory enforcement matters under the purview of the Department of Labor. By representing the Secretary of Labor in any necessary litigation, including both enforcement and defense litigation, and by providing legal opinions and advice concerning client agency activities, Tracy supports the Department of Labor’s mission to improve working conditions. Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Tracy clerked for Hon. Petrese B. Tucker, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was a Senior Managing Editor for the Journal of Law & Gender and a judicial Fellow to the Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. While in law school Tracy was an intern for the General Counsel’s Office of AFL-CIO AFSME District Council 37, a New York City municipal employee’s labor union. She received her B.S., magna cum laude, from Morgan State University. Represented by Wilhelmina PA, Tracy balances her legal practice with a modeling career. She is currently authoring an article on legal considerations specific to employing child and adolescent fashion models. Tracy is a member of the New York bar.


We are ONE WEEK away from the Symposium!

5 Apr

We are ONE WEEK away from the Symposium!

Check out another one of our wonderful panelists!

Kanika Corley, an associate in the Los Angeles office, represents major media, entertainment and advertising entities. Ms. Corley focuses her practice on copyright and trademark infringement litigation. She has experience negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements, as well as registering, policing and protecting trademarks and copyrights.
In addition to litigating copyright and trademark infringement cases, she has experience litigating general business disputes involving breach of contract, interference with contractual relations and prospective business advantage, defamation, false advertising and other forms of unfair competition. She also represents and advises entertainers and athletes in entertainment business, technologies and related issues involving the music, wireless and online industries, as well as counseling North American nonprofit organization clients.
Ms. Corley received her B.S. (1999) from the University of Southern California, where she was on the Dean’s List during her entire undergraduate career. Ms. Corley received her J.D. (2002) from the University of San Diego, Warren School of Law. During law school, she was the recipient of numerous honors, including Am Jur, UCC: Commercial Sales & Transactions, and Chief Student Comments Editor, San Diego International Law Journal.


Symposium Panelist Spotlight! Ali Grace Marquart

3 Apr

Symposium Panelist Spotlight! Ali Grace Marquart

Ali Grace Marquart currently serves as the Deputy General Counsel and the Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Wilhelmina International, Ltd., one of the most prominent model management companies in the world. In that role, she manages all legal matters for Wilhelmina, ranging from immigration to intellectual property issues. She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where she created the curriculum for and teaches the first-ever course on “Fashion Modeling Law” with Doreen Small. She received her BA magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she was a Renaissance Scholar, and her JD from UC Hastings College of the Law, where she was an editor for the Hastings Law Journal


Symposium Panelist Spotlight: Shelley Whitehead

1 Apr

Symposium Panelist Spotlight: Shelley Whitehead

Shelley L. Whitehead is the owner and managing member of Whitehead Freelance Law, LLC, a company that provides legal services to solo practitioners and small law firms so they can accomplish their business goals and obtain a work-life balance. Prior to forming her practice, Attorney Whitehead has had various legal experiences in representing corporate clients in premises liability, insurance defense and employment matters. However, after discovering she could combine her passion for fashion and intellectual property, she became attracted to fashion law. Attorney Whitehead co-presented a seminar at Fashion Focus Chicago entitled Chicago Fashion Law 2012: Protecting your Fashion Designs and Brand, Recent Case Developments and Legislation, Business Necessities for Fashion Designers. She also recently launched The Legal BombSHELL, a life, style and law blog which discusses the latest developments in fashion law cases and news.
Attorney Whitehead is a native of south suburban Chicago, Illinois and alumnus of Iowa State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition to fashion, Attorney Whitehead enjoys reading, volunteering, learning sign language and is a beauty product junkie.