Fashion companies build successful brands by developing a fabulous product line that appeals to a loyal customer base. Given today’s busy, mobile consumers, capturing the value inherent in creations requires innovative approaches to structuring, building, promoting and protecting your company.
From the runways to the “buy now” button, we have experience with the array of challenges and opportunities our fashion clients face. Employees are hired, intellectual property protected, deals done, real estate leased and product shipped. We help make fashion businesses successful because we offer uncommon perspective as attorneys with deep experience in the business of fashion as well as the law.
We offer the full range of resources one would expect from a major corporate law firm to assist with employee issues, disputes, contractual arrangements, real estate, trade, and intellectual property. Our fashion industry lawyers are focused on helping clients maximize the potential of their fashion assets.
Forbes | May 24, 2018
Los Angeles intellectual property partner Staci Riordan is mentioned in this article about how to establish a personal niche in the legal industry. Staci combined her legal skills with her love of fashion to become a successful fashion attorney.
Law360 | May 07, 2018
In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.
Los Angeles Business Journal | February 02, 2018
This feature of Los Angeles IP counseling & transactions partner Ellie Altshuler discusses her promotion to partner and how she fuses her practice in fashion law with her fashion style.
Law360 | December 05, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan and counsel Aaron Brian are mentioned in this article about a copyright infringement trial in LA for representing clothing retailer H&M.
Hollywood Reporter | August 14, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about dueling trademark lawsuits between Gucci and Forever 21.
Los Angeles Business Journal | April 24, 2017
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers.
Fashion Consciousness Magazine | February 10, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is featured in this story that focuses on her work in fashion law.
Forbes | October 31, 2016
This story discusses a Supreme Court case about whether design elements on a cheerleader uniform can have intellectual property protection. Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan talks about the potential impact of this case on the fashion industry.
Los Angeles Business Journal | October 28, 2016
Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about SCOTUS case Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand, which could have major implications for the Los Angeles region’s fashion industry.
Law360 | July 13, 2016
Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article that discusses how lawyers are embracing trendier business-casual wear as the new workday dress code.
Los Angeles Business Journal | July 11, 2016
Los Angeles associate Ellie Altshuler is featured in this spotlight highlighting her work with entertainment and fashion clients.
California Apparel News | April 21, 2016
Los Angeles partner Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about a panel discussion that she moderated at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on the topic of legal ramifications of the continuous evolution of technology on the fashion industry.
Huffington Post | April 19, 2016
Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article about Grid110, a start-up fashion tech organization with which Nixon Peabody is very involved.
Law360 | February 25, 2016
Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this story about the four biggest legal landmines for fashion brands to avoid when celebrities wear their designs on the Oscars red carpet this Sunday.
Apparel News | January 21, 2016
Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan provides third-party commentary in this piece about an increasing number of class-action lawsuits against big-name department stores over markdowns allegedly made on “false” original prices.
Boston Magazine | December 01, 2015
Los Angeles partner and leader of our Fashion practice Staci Riordan is included in this feature story on how the footwear industry is dealing with intellectual property lawsuits.
Your Working Life | December 01, 2015
Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion industry team Staci Riordan is profiled in this podcast. Your Working Life is a series that features thought-leaders and influencers in the career and personal growth arena. Staci talks about her passion for fashion and getting into fashion law.
California Apparel News | October 08, 2015
Los Angeles partner and leader of our fashion practice Staci Riordan is quoted in this article discussing a dropped legal action against her client, fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). Staci is quoted in the piece expressing H&M’s confidence that the retailer would have won the lawsuit as it did not infringe on RevoLaze’s laser technology used to distress jeans.
Democrat & Chronicle | September 29, 2015
Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion team Staci Riordan is featured in this column on the legal side of the fashion industry.