Date: November 15, 2013   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Room 323


Presented by Thomas Jefferson School of Law in association with the Entertainment Law Society and Intellectual Property Law Association


From the Catwalk to the Courthouse: Business, Law & the Fashion Industry


Friday, November 15, 2013

4:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 323


RSVP by Nov. 13 at


The Event is Free


1.75 Hours of General MCLE Credits Available


Reception from 6-7 PM on the 2nd Floor



Creative and innovative ideas are at the core of the fashion industry, from the creation of the corset to Lady Gaga’s infamous meat ensemble. However, the theft and unauthorized copying of fashion designs remains a persistent problem, reflecting, some would say, the law’s failure to adequately protect fashionable works. This remarkable forum will provide insight and explore business and legal issues arising from fashion creation. Our talented collection of speakers includes Deborah Greaves, the General Counsel for True Religion, as well as leading industry experts and fashinonistas, all of whom will inspire a stylish event taking on issues from the catwalk to the courtroom.



  • Deborah Greaves, Esq., Secretary & General Counsel at True Religion Apparel, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Van Hoosear, Esq., Partner at Knobbe Martens
  • Allison Andrews, Founder of San Diego Fashion Week
  • Tatiana Daniels, Owner & CEO of Brooke Journey, Inc.

Produced and hosted by

Professor Kevin Jerome “KJ” Greene


Directed by

Chanel DiBlasi, Entertainment Law Society President

TJSL J.D. Candidate 2015


Co-Directed by

Michelle Ribaudo, TJSL J.D. Candidate 2015


Sponsored by

True Religion Apparel, Inc.