The Corporate Lab Speaker Series Presents: Barbara Kolsun on An Introduction to Fashion Law

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:15pm - 1:20pm
Room D

Barbara Kolsun is the Executive VP and General Counsel of Stuart Weitzman. Ms. Kolsun is one of the most prominent fashion lawyers in Manhattan. She has created in-house legal departments at several luxury retail brands and she has been integral in the crusade against anti-counterfeiting of luxury goods- a problem that threatens the luxury retail businesses that Manhattan’s economy benefits from. She has co-conceived and co-edited the first fashion law text book and has lectured the universities and law schools in Manhattan.

Ms. Kolsun started Stuart Weitzman's first in-house legal department and manages all legal matters for the company. Prior to Stuart Weitzman, Ms. Kolsun served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Seven for All Mankind, LLC, a leading luxury denim and apparel company, and of Kate Spade, LLC, the luxury handbag and lifestyle design house. She was Assistant General Counsel of WestPoint Stevens, Inc., the home textile company, and of Calvin Klein Jeanswear Co.

Prior to her time working as in-house counsel for luxury retail brands, Ms Kolsun practiced as a litigation and intellectual property attorney at several law firms in Manhattan, including Gursky & Associates, P.C., Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP, Dechert, Price & Rhodes (Now Dechert, LLP), and Burrows & Poster. Ms. Kolsun was pro se law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1982-1984), after she received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1982.

David Zarfes
Sean Z. Kramer