March, 2015
on Legal Events!
The California Fashion Association (CFA) - a non-profit organization prividing information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California.  The CFA's mission is to define the industry's economic impact, and to outline export opportunities and global sourcing options.
California is the "Gate to the Americas" and American style!
Staci Riordan
Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Executive Director, The Fashion Law Project, Loyola Law School

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Loyola Law School's Fashion Law Project SPRING SYMPOSIUM Explore the fashion law implications of big data, mobile marketing and more.  Panels will include:
  • How to protect your brand while moving into the fast lane
  • International Sales, International Problems: Social and legal minefields in the digital age
  • Is My Smart Phone Spying On Me? 
Speakers include:  Alyson Barker, VP - General Counsel, Lucky Brand; Brian Brookey, Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP; Deboarh Greaves, Founder, Label Law; Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Traingle Capital; Ilse Metchek, President, CFA; Staci Riordan, Nixon Peabody & Loyola Law School; Macala Wright, Director Corporate Marketing, UBM Advanstar.  

Friday, March 27: "Sketch Goes Tech" Symposium
Location: Loyola Law School, 919 Albany Street, LA, CA 90015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm / General Registration: $95
For more information, event schedule, and full speaker list,

To Register, contact Alicia Mejia at 213.736.2070 or​

Contact Staci Riordan at:
Richard Wortman

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A Breakfast Seminar: "Duty Savings BEGIN with DESIGN and PRODUCTION SPECIFICIATIONS"

This by-invitation-only analysis of basic product classifications and their effect on profitability. Invitations extended to apparel Production Managers, Merchandisers, CFOs, and Import Product Developers.

An in-depth review and interactive forum - reviewing a variety of apparel samples, detailing the specific features that determine the correct classification and duty rates, based on current U.S. Customs (CBP) interpretations      

Wednesday, April 15: Breakfast Seminar "Duty Savings BEGIN with DESIGN and PRODUCTION SPECIFICIATIONS"
Location: GDLSK LLP,  707 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 90017
Time: 8:30am (Please reserve at least 2 ½ hours) / Breakfast will be served, and parking validated 

To Register, Evelin Gavidia, -or- 213.624.1970

Contact: Richard Wortman at:
Ruth Seroussi
Of  Counsel

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A free Buchalter Nemer teleseminar: "Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Oh My!! Minimizing Risk and Protecting the Company In The Midst of Rapidly Advancing Technology and Social Media"

Ever changing technologies continue to raise new concerns in the workplace: social media and privacy issues, employee monitoring issues, “bring your own device” or BYOD policies, potential wage/hour issues, protecting confidential and proprietary information, including trade secrets and customer lists, employee rights to engage in concerted activity, freedom of expression and association, among others.  

This teleseminar will offer strategies for protecting the Company’s interests within the confines of the law, and building a culture that understands and respects the use of technology in the workplace.

Wednesday, May 13: Teleseminar presented by Ruth Seroussi and Kalley Aman / Telecast at 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
To Register, click here

Contact: Ruth Seroussi at:​
Industry Calendar:

March 25: Apparel West 2015 / The REEF (more info)

March 26: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Webinar

March 27: Loyola Law School Fashion Law Project Spring Symposium

March 29-31: LA Gift & Home Market / California Market Center

April 6: Directives West Fall 2015 Trend Presentation / By invitation only

April 7: Barbara Fields Buying Office Fall/Holiday 2015 Trend Presentation, California Market Center By invitation only

April 7-8: LA Men's Market / California Market Center

April 7-9: LA Majors Market / California Market Center

April 9: CFA Advisory Board Meeting

April 15: GDLSK Breakfast "Duty Savings Begin with Design and Production Specifications" (more info)

April 30: Annual CFF/TALA Scholarship Luncheon / California Market Center

May 2: Otis College of Art & Design 33rd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show / The Beverly Hilton (more info)

May 3: Woodbury University 51st Annual Runway Event / The Majestic Downtown, Los Angeles (more info)

May 4-6: Designers & Agents / New York

May 13: Buchalter Nemer Teleseminar

May 21: CAST 17th Annual 'From Slavery to Freedom' Gala / Skirball Center


June 7-10: LA Fashion Market / California Market Center

June 7-10: LA Kids Market / California Market Center

June 8-10: SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow / California Market Center

June 8-10: TRANSIT LA Shoe Show / California Market Center

June 8-10: SHAPE Athleisure Lifestyle Tradeshow / California Market Center

June 8-10: Designers & Agents / New Mart

June 9-11: Licensing International Expo / Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas (more info)

For more information on how to participate, please contact the CFA office at 213.688.6288