Staci Riordan Helps Loyola Law School Usher in Fashionable New Era
October 15, 2012
Staci J. Riordan, chair of the Fashion Law Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP and alumna of Loyola Law School, has signed on to instruct the inaugural course of the school’s newly formed fashion law program.
The program will open to students in January 2013 and will be the first on the West Coast to focus solely on the legal matters affecting the fashion industry.
"There are many legal aspects involved in creating and maintaining a fashion business, from dealing with knock-offs to drafting licensing deals," said Riordan. "I am incredibly excited to be a part of Loyola's new program and expose students to the legal issues faced by this multibillion-dollar industry."
Descended from a long line of garment makers, Riordan began to understand the importance of creating and maintaining a brand at a young age. She has since made it her passion to help fashion companies find success and believes this course will give others the opportunity to do the same.
In her practice, Riordan focuses on both transactional and litigation issues faced by the fashion community, including fashion licensing, copyright, trademark and business litigation or digital media, social commerce and geo location, business agreements, strategic planning and client counseling.
In her commercial and intellectual property litigation practice, Riordan has deep experience in both federal and state court with matters including trademark and copyright infringement; cyber-piracy; fraud; unfair competition and unfair business practices; trade secrets; rights of privacy and publicity; breach of contract; and real property disputes.
Riordan is the editor of the firm’s Fashion Law Blog where she shares her knowledge of the business issues faced by the fashion industry. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Beverly Hill Barristers and Los Angeles County Bar Association. She also serves on the executive committee of the California Fashion Association.Riordan earned her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.