Preparing for Tomorrow Today: Legal Issues Facing the Retail Industry

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
Jun 14
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

This program offers a practical understanding of relevant current legal issues that impact the retail world.  Attendees will hear from experts on how retailers can proactively address legal challenges, learn from thought leaders about the transformation of the retail industry and receive practical tools that will help them create innovation and effectively advise their companies on legal developments.


Program Advantages


  • Cybersecurity and data privacy. How do you protect customer and proprietary data from potential breaches? What are the tools you can use to respond if they do occur?
  • FCPA and anti-corruption laws. Enforcement in this area continues to be a key regulatory priority. Discuss ways to crate and maintain effective compliance structures.
  • Blockchain. Explore the ways the retail industry can harness the power of this new technology
  • Employment Law.  Examine best practices for enforcing sexual harassment policies, including across borders, an issue receiving increased scrutiny today.

Featured Speakers include:


  • Rick Helfenbein, President and CEO, American Apparel and Footwear Association
  • James G. Gatto, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Nicholas M. Gess, Principal, Morgan Lewis Consulting, Of Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Michelle Gyves, Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Harlan Levy, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Winston M. Paes, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Kimberly A. Parker, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Susan Linda Ross, Senior Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Lisa J. Sotto, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

For additional details and to register, click here.   


Program Information


June 14, 2018

Format:  Live, in-person; Columbia Law School

Program Fee: First-Time Registrant - $595

The program fee includes course materials,  breakfast and lunch. 

*Alumni and Group discounts available*

** Application for New York accreditation of this course program is currently pending. **

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