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As a working mom of two, I understand it can be hard to find time to pee, let alone do things for your self.  As Randi Zuckerberg aptly said, to be a successful entrepreneur you can only have three of the following five things at any given time: Friends Work Family Fit; or Sleep. While I think Randi is generally right in that you have to prioritize and figure out how to make #theJuggle…
I have been thinking a lot lately on the future of retail. We have seen more and more consumers buying from their phone or tablet.  People are getting comfortable buying clothing online.  We are even starting to like those crazy sponsored posts that follow us around the internet, urging us to buy something you didn’t know you wanted (its ok, you can admit it.  This is a safe space – my last such purchase was…
In case you were unaware, the City of Los Angeles is considering a ban on the manufacture and sale of fur products in the City of Los Angeles. While fur bans are not new, West Hollywood and San Francisco have had them for some time for example, the proposed ban in LA covers not only the sale of fur products, but the manufacture of fur products.  That could have a grave impact on LA’s garment…
Pretty much every business has a website these days – whether you sell goods or services, or merely provide information about goods and services.  If your company is in this group, this post is for you. The Issue Recently, claims that websites are not accessible to disabled users have skyrocketed, and my guess is they will only continue to increase.  The problem is that there are no federal guidelines governing the accessibility of websites under…
Hi everyone! So how is your year going so far?  So many fashion brands have shared that it has been a “weird’ start to 2019 – be it the government shut down, the LAUSD teacher strike, or heavy rain or snow. I aw writing to give you a little pick me up or a pep talk, so to speak. There will always be challenges in reaching your goals.  You can choose to let them set…
Hi everyone! As most of you know, in addition to running the Fashion Law Practice group at Nixon Peabody, I lead the Fashion Law Clinic every spring for Loyola Law School’s Fashion Law Project. The Fashion Law Clinic (“FLC”) is currently accepting new clients.  The students members of the FLC offer free legal services to emerging fashion companies as well as people working in a creative pursuit or in the entertainment industry. The only…
Hello Fashion Law Friends! It has been a minute, right? Thank you for being patient with me as I did #theJuggle.  In case you were wondering what I have been doing since we last chatted, here are a few things I have been up to: I have fully transitioned my practice to Nixon Peabody; Continued to lead the Fashion Law Project at Loyola Law School, including its Spring Semester Fashion Law Clinic; Spoke at…
First take a deep breath.  I know the business of fashion is hard and accomplishing anything work during the holidays is super challenging. Now, say this with me: We’re all right where we should be. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have achieved your full potential, can’t rise higher or are even stuck. Bruno Mars, along with Eminem uses “Lighters” to explain that life is a journey. It can be hard, especially in the cut-throat business of fashion.  There…
All successful entrepreneurs know that sometimes, you need to wipe the slate clean.  They have learned that fear of the unknown is much better than extending the agony of an unsuccessful venture. In fashion, you see this manifest when a designer gets too attached to a style (or worse, a warehouse of styles).…
For those of you who know me, you know I went to law school determined to be a fashion lawyer.  I also hoped that Fashion Law would eventually become taught in law schools coast to coast.  I never imagined that I would be one of those professors, and the field would become so well regarded so quickly!  I am grateful for all your support and am encouraged that so many of you want to join…