The global nature of the fashion business means that labor, human resource issues, and workplace safety draws on a variety of legal disciplines, including contracts, tax law, international trade, immigration law, and employment law.  Esteemed practitioners, who counsel clients around the world, will discuss representing a fashion client, corporate governance, and management issues at the Fashion Law and Innovation Conference in Paris, France on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Sign up to learn about the chief labor law implications of representing a client in the fashion business.  Get your tickets today for this dynamic and globally-inspired conference here  

An all-star lineup of panelists – including moderator Céline Bondard (Cabinet Bondard and President of the French American Bar Association), Maria Vathis (Bryan Cave, President of the Federal Bar Association), Frédéric Galinier (Legal Director, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode), and Bénédicte Roumy (Legal Director, Chanel) – will discuss some of the most salient topics relating to labor and employment considerations in France/EU and the United States. The discussion will include an analysis of how models are treated under both US and French law. US side panelist will also address essential considerations in terms of being litigation ready for foreign companies doing business in the US.

Labor and employment issues will receive significant attention during Panel II of the Fashion Law and Innovation Conference on October 24, 2018. The panel on “Fashion and Labor Considerations: A Comparative Perspective” will give attendees a riveting and practical approach to labor law issues in the fashion industry.

Whether you represent employers or employees, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to explore what’s happening in the courts, government agencies, administrations, and learn from top practitioners.  The following topics will receive attention from speakers at the Fashion Law and Innovation Conference:

  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Immigration law and hiring foreign nationals
  • Unfair labor practices and dismissal
  • Recent developments in discrimination
  • Labor and employment advice in corporate transactions
  • Negotiating with union representatives
  • Hiring, terminating, restructuring, leave issues, and other EEOC compliance matters
  • Wage-and-hour laws and litigation
  • Cross-border labor and employment issues
  • #MeToo movement and workplace sexual harassment


The panel on labor considerations in the fashion industry will provide conference participants with insights concerning recent employment law cases with an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner, whether plaintiff, defense or neutral. Learn about workplace investigations, discuss recent legislation meant to address labor and employment law issues, and survey emerging strategies to improve work climate and culture.

Join the Federal Bar Association and the French American Bar Association at La Sorbonne for a walk down the runway in Paris, France on Wednesday, October 24, 2018! This  conference features pertinent law themes germane to the fashion industry. Do not miss your chance to discuss all things Fashion Law in the City of Lights! Register today for this unique conference. 



Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.