Current Job: Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law at Cardozo and co-director of Cardozo’s FAME program (Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment).
Barbara is an adjunct Professor of Fashion Law at Cardozo and is the editor of Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys, now in its second edition and the soon-to-be-released first casebook on Fashion Law published by Carolina Press. She is co-director of Cardozo’s newly minted FAME program (Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment).
Barbara developed the first joint JD/MBA course in Fashion Law and Business at NYU Law and Stern Business School. She started the legal departments at three “startups”—Kate Spade, Seven for All Mankind and Stuart Weitzman—and was the first General Counsel at all three companies. She was Assistant GC at Calvin Klein Jeans and Westpoint Stevens and has probably been through more mergers than most lawyers in the fashion business.
In early 2015, Barbara was awarded lifetime achievement awards from the World Trademark Forum and the Luxury Summit (International New York Times and Global Legal Times).
Barbara has been an ardent supporter of Cardozo for many years–as an alumna, an adjunct professor and mentor. Barbara was awarded an honorary Order of the Coif in 2014, recognizing excellence in legal education, the L. Nathaniel Gates Award in 2014, honoring her commitment and contributions to the LGBT community and the Professor John Appel Award in 2013 for exemplary service to the Cardozo student body. In her many years as a General Counsel in the fashion world, Barbara has mentored and assisted Cardozo students in obtaining jobs and takes great pride in tracking their careers. Barbara truly embodies the meaning of an alumni network.