MIAMI – Jan. 17, 2019 – Danielle N. Garno, a shareholder in the Miami Litigation Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., will teach the first fashion law class at the University of Miami School of Law as an adjunct professor during the 2019 spring semester.
The course will expose students to legal and business issues affecting the fashion industry in the United States and around the world, with an emphasis on preparing them to practice law in the fashion industry, or to identify issues related to client branding opportunities. Topics will include protection of intellectual property, employment law, governmental regulation, retailing, and licensing.
Garno has previously participated in fashion law panel discussions at the University of Miami School of Law, as well as other law schools and universities. Her experience in working with the fashion community allows her to provide insight about the legal side of the fashion industry and the new laws that are impacting these companies, including Federal Trade Commission guidelines for social media influencing and advertising, as well as e-commerce, trademark infringement, and anti-counterfeit initiatives.
At Greenberg Traurig, Garno focuses her practice on issues faced by the fashion community, including startup phase and commercial advice, intellectual property such as trademark and copyright infringement, social media marketing, advertising, and anti-counterfeiting, as well as employment and general business litigation. She also handles complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on white-collar defense and fraud actions. Her white-collar practice includes defending corporations against federal and state indictments, as well as internal investigations and negotiations with various federal and state agencies.
Garno represents fashion clients of all sizes from startups to multi-national global brands, helping them navigate through legal issues as well as counseling them on growing and sustaining a successful brand. She has also tried cases in a variety of areas, obtaining verdicts in favor of her clients.
She is also actively involved in a number of professional and community organizations. Garno is a trustee of the National Young Arts Foundation and also serves as chair of the Beacon Council’s Creative Design Committee. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Fashion Group International of South Florida. Garno also is counsel to Style Saves, a nonprofit that raises funds through fashion-focused events providing underprivileged students with the necessities for back-to-school.
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