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Fashion Counsel Executive Series: Fila’s VP of Business Operations Discusses What’s Next for the Iconic Sportswear Company

Last year, Italian sportswear company Fila passed its 100-year anniversary. Owned and operated out of South Korea, Fila is a global brand that has carved out a niche in a market dominated by brand behemoths.

Fashion Counsel Executive Series: Lars Schmidt of Escada Discusses Legal Issues for a Global Brand, Part 2

In Fashion Counsel's first Executive Series interview, Anthony Lupo spoke with international luxury fashion house Escada's General Counsel, Lars Schmidt. They discussed legal issues that Escada routinely faces while operating as a leading apparel brand in more than 60 markets, largely concentrated in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Fashion Counsel Executive Series: Lars Schmidt of Escada Discusses Legal Issues for a Global Brand

Welcome to Fashion Counsel's Executive Series, a new segment offering analysis and key points of law impacting Fashion executives. Fashion Counsel host Anthony Lupo, partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion, Luxury Goods & Retail practice, will periodically conduct one-on-one interviews with fashion CEOs and business leaders.

Fashion Counsel: Babies R Us HALO SleepSack a Costly Reminder of Brand-Damaging Recalls

In August, baby products maker HALO became the most recent high-profile company to recall items of clothing, after it pulled back 27,000 of its SleepSack wearable blankets due to a choking hazard.

Fashion Counsel: Urban Outfitters Class Action Suit Raises Consumer Data Collection Questions

Last month, Time Style reported that a class action law suit was filed against Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie for allegedly leading customers to believe that they needed to provide their zip code to complete a purchase. In stores, retailers often collect customer data at the transaction point, but as seen in the Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie case, it is problematic as the US moves towards considering certain types of data, like zip code and email, sensitive. 

Fashion Counsel: The Legal Risks of Appearance-Based Hiring

Earlier this week, the dating website BeautifulPeople.com managed to grab international headlines after it launched a recruitment portal that provides employers with only “attractive” job applicants.

Fashion Counsel: Visas & Visiting Executives

Arent Fox today released Episode 7 of Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo. This edition features partner Nancy Noonan whose practice focuses on the US’s immigration and nationality laws. In Episode 7, host and Arent Fox partner Tony Lupo interviews Ms. Noonan on the best visa types to assure smooth extended stays for strategic managers on assignment in the US for up to seven years.

Fashion Counsel Episode 6: Bridging the Euro/US Privacy Divide

Arent Fox today released Episode 6 of Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo. This edition features Sarah Bruno, partner in Arent Fox’s Intellectual Property practice who focuses on privacy and data security. In Episode 6, host and Arent Fox partner Tony Lupo interviews Ms. Bruno on safe harbor and model clause solutions that protect companies passing personal data across servers in the United States and Europe.

Fashion Counsel: Currency & Payments in Latin America

Arent Fox today released Episode 5 of Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo. This edition features Ricardo Fischer, partner and special legal consultant to Arent Fox’s Intellectual Property and International Trade groups.