“The FAME Center produces creative lawyers for creative companies. These are businesses that require lawyers who understand business dynamics, brand protection and other intellectual property issues in today’s highly competitive international market.”

Dean Melanie Leslie

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The FAME Center at Cardozo School of Law, through its unique access to companies and professionals throughout the fashion, arts, media and entertainment, sports, music, industrial design, film and streaming industries, provides unprecedented training and development opportunities relating to the representation of businesses driven by the creative process.

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Barbara Kolsun ’82, Director of the FAME Center and Professor of Practice teaching Fashion Law and the Fashion Law Practicum, is a leading fashion industry attorney and co-editor of seminal texts on the subject including "The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail." Kolsun has served as General Counsel at Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman and 7 for All Mankind and as Assistant General Counsel of WestPoint Stevens and Calvin Klein Jeans.



Michael Burstein

Patent Law

Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin

Filmmakers Legal Clinic

Rachel Landy

Business Law

Jacob Noti-Victor

Intellectual Property

Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Intellectual Property, Patent Law  

Aaron Wright ’05 (On Leave)

Technology Law, Blockchain Law, Tech Startup Clinic

Victor Wang ’15

Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Felix Wu

Cybersecurity Law, Data Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy Law


Stephanie Abrutyn

Media Law

Morris E. Cohen

Advanced Patent Law

Viviane Eisenberg

Entertainment Law

Douglas Hand

Fashion Law Practicum

Sherry Jetter

IP Licensing and Drafting

Stacy Liebowitz

Art Law Field Clinic

Josh Mendelsohn

Collective Bargaining in Sports and Entertainment

Marc Ostrow

Music Law

Peter Rienecker

Entertainment and Media Law

Rachel Strom

Media Law

John Tsavaris

Patent Law Practicum

David Zimmerman

Sports Law

  • Copyright Law
  • Cybersecurity
  • Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Design Law
  • IP and Information Law Colloquium
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Law Practice
  • Startup Law
  • Taxation of Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law
  • Alumni in Fashion
  • Fashion Law
  • Fashion Law Practicum
  • Fashion Law Talks
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law Practice Area Group
  • Licensing and Drafting

Other Opportunities

  • Fashion Law Society
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Art Law
  • Visual and Performing Arts Law Field Clinic

Other Opportunities

  • Art Law Society
  • Speaker Series
  • Advertising Law
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Privacy Theory Seminar
  • Social Media Law

Other Opportunities

  • BMI Moot Court Competition
  • Entertainment Law Society
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Monroe Price Media Law Moot Court Competition
  • The Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society
  • Collective Bargaining and Negotiation in Sports and Entertainment
  • Entertainment Law
  • Filmmakers Legal Clinic
  • Music Law
  • Sports and the Law

Other Opportunities

  • BMI Moot Court Competition
  • Entertainment Law Society
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Tech Startup Clinic
  • The Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society
  • Arts & Entertainment Law Journal


The close association between the FAME Center and leading industry practitioners gives students access to extraordinary externship opportunities for practical training. Students have held externships at top organizations, including:


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Selected Alumni


Courtney Brown ’14 , The Estée Lauder Companies
Melissa Roth ’06 , Burberry
Rachel Waranch ’05 , Chanel

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Monica Dugot ’90, Christie’s
Asya Varshisky Geller ’09, Sotheby’s
Irina Tarsis ’11, Center for Art Law

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Deborah Feinblum ’07, The Walt Disney Company
Rand Levin ’93, Universal Music Group
Amanda Wolfe ’04, Comedy Central

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Kari Cohen ’12, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center
Nicholas Eisenman ’05, Major League Baseball
David Fogel ’15, NBA Coaches Association

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Iddo Arad ’00, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Jason Boyarski ’00, Boyarski Fritz
Michael Reinert ’82, Fox Rothschild

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Samantha Anderson

Vice President, Fiduciary Client Group, Sotheby's

Daniel Dardani

Director of Physical Science, Digital Innovation Licnsingand Corporate Alliances
Duke's Office for Translation & Commercialization

Waleed Diab ’04

Director, Global Head of Recorded Music Business Development

Viviane Eisenberg

Adjunct Professor 
Cardozo School of Law

Jeffrey Goldfarb ’02

Director of Strategic Planning
G-III Apparel Group

Abbey Green ’99

Owner and Founder
Abbey Green Law

Douglas Hand

Hand Baldachin & Associates LLP

Lois Herzeca

COO/Strategic Partnerships 
MouthMedia Network 

Sherry Jetter

Adjunct Professor
Cardozo School of Law

Barbara Kolsun

Professor of Practice and Director of the FAME Center at the Cardozo School of Law

Rosalind Lichter

The Law Firm of Rosalind Lichter

Peter Mastrostefano

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
PUMA North America, Inc. 

Claudine Meredith-Goujon

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Aliya Nelson ’01

Partner                                Greenspoon Marder LLP

William Pearlstein

Pearlstein & McCullough LLP

Rick Perkal ’81

CEO and Managing Partner   
Firelight Capital Partners

Michael Seltzer '92

Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs
Universal Music Group 

Aarti Sheth '14

Recruiter/Talent Acquisition 

Madhu Goel Southworth

Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs         
AMC Networks and Sundance TV

Lee Sporn

Of Counsel                         
Olshan Frome Wolosky

Renee Wilm

Chief Legal Officer
Liberty Media Corporation 

David Zimmerman

Executive Vice President, Chief
Legal Officer and General Counsel
National Hockey League