Global high-end brands to discuss US market at Luxury Law Summit Americas in New York

Event will feature speakers from a range of luxury fashion, travel and art brands

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Senior executives and lawyers from global fashion brands including Burberry, Louis Vuitton America, David Yurman and Diane von Furstenberg are among the headline speakers at this year’s Luxury Law Summit Americas.

The one-day conference takes place at The University Club of New York on 2 November, with this year’s summit exploring how the US luxury goods industry is adjusting to the post-pandemic environment and a backdrop of increased economic uncertainty.

Participants will hear about the luxury outlook for fashion, trade and economics, as well as the challenges around luxury, politics and sustainability. There will also be discussions about current trends in luxury travel, the world of luxury jewelry and the secondary art market. The keynote speech will be delivered by New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman.

Other speakers include Beth Hughes, vice president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association; David Eshmoili, general counsel of designer jewelers David Yurman; Gabby Hirata, CEO of Belgian fashion label Diane von Furstenberg; Kelly Koyama, general counsel of Louis Vuitton America;  Melissa Roth Mendez, global vice president of brand protection at Burberry; and former Gucci America general counsel and now CEO of Fixer Advisory Group Nicole Marra.

A number of workshops will also be available throughout the day. K&L Gates is hosting a session on fashion’s role in politics, diplomacy and social change; Epstein Drangel is hosting a session on copyright issues in the fashion industry; Steptoe is hosting a session on how to navigate California’s strict consumer protection laws; and Greenberg Traurig is hosting a session on brand protection and partnerships.

The summit will conclude with a book launch, the Luxury Law Awards and a fashion show. Sponsors of the summit include Asprey, Barack Ferrazzano, Cervieri Monsuarez, Corseach, Davis Wright Tremaine, Epstein Drangel, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, Greenberg Traurig, K&L Gates, Killik & Co, King & Spalding, Linklaters, Loeb & Loeb, McCarthy Tétrault, Pryor Cashman, Steptoe and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. Cipriani is the event partner.

Click here to read the full agenda and here to book your place at the summit. For delegate enquiries email and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities email For speaker enquiries contact


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