Top brands to explore what the twenties have in store for luxury at Luxury Law Summit Americas

Speakers at November’s virtual event include executives from Ralph Lauren and Authentic Brands and the former editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler
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Authentic Brands, Burberry, Figure Eight, Firelight Capital Partners, Marquee Brands and Ralph Lauren are among the leading Luxury names fielding speakers at November’s virtual Luxury Law Summit Americas.

Luxury Now and Beyond: a Roadmap for the Twenties is the theme for this year’s summit, reflecting the success of those luxury brands able to meet the challenges of Covid-19 but also the obstacles on the road ahead as customers increasingly monitor brands for qualities other than their luxury credentials.  

Proceedings will be overseen by longstanding summit chair, Barbara Kolsun, professor of fashion law and director, Cardozo's FAME Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. 

The line-up of speakers for the event on 10 November includes Avery Fischer, executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary for Ralph Lauren, Jay Dubiner, general counsel at Authentic Brands Group, and Michael Neuman, senior vice president of legal affairs for Marquee Brands.

They will be joined by Rick Perkal, managing partner at Firelight Capital Partners, and Pilar Guzman, former editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler, while proceedings will be kicked off by Hilary Jochmans, the founder of PoliticallyinFashion, an online community for fashion industry insiders.

Fischer will feature on a panel with other members of Ralph Lauren's legal team when they will discuss how they are overseeing the fashion giant’s legal affairs during a period of major change for the luxury sector as it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic against the background of accelerating digitalisation.

The summit will also ask whether, as luxury brands increasingly market themselves as ethical and sustainable, the movement towards a traceable and transparent supply chain may be in jeopardy.

Also under the microscope will be brand protection, luxury travel in the age of a global pandemic and ways for buyers of luxury intellectual properties to capitalise on the underlying brand.   

Speakers at last year's virtual summit included Louise Firestone, general counsel, LVMH North America, Akiko Okuma, general counsel, Vince Holding, Lorenzo Maria Di Vecchio, head of ethics and compliance global, legal affairs director Italy, Christian Dior Couture, and Rachel Waranch, managing  counsel, Chanel, who reflected on their roles in a Q&A with GLP.

Tickets to this year's event are free for general counsel, in-house legal teams and brand owners. Click here to read the programme and here to book online. For delegate enquiries email

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