Beers and Careers!

When: October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT - This event has passed

Join Us for the 2nd Annual Beers and Careers!




Are you looking to break into the copyright law practice, or leverage your current copyright experience to find a new role?
Come join our panel for a drink and a casual discussion on the lessons each panelist learned in charting their IP career and advice they can offer current and future job seekers!


Ava Farshidi is Assistant General Counsel at David Yurman, a luxury jewelry company based in New York City. Her work ranges across different practices including general corporate matters, commercial contracts, real estate, employment, and compliance. Prior to her role at David Yurman she served as Assistant General Counsel at Rebecca Minkoff, a contemporary fashion company at the cusp of the merge between retail and technology. Her work ranged across different practices including intellectual property and advertising to navigating privacy issues and emerging data collection concerns. She has several publications on emerging issues in the fashion law industry, and her article Evaluating the FTC Guidelines Through the Career of  Fashion Blogger will be published by Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law in the spring. Ava is also the author of The New Retail Experience and Its Unaddressed Privacy Concerns: How RFID and Mobile Location Analytics are Collecting Customer Information and China’s Role in Well-Known Marks Protection: It’s Now or Never…or Dilution. Ava is involved with numerous organizations and committees including the New York City Bar’s Fashion Law Committee and the Susan G. Komen’s Young Professionals Committee. She has spoken at numerous conferences on issues in the fashion industry and was the recipient of the Luxury Law Rising Star Award in London in 2017. 

Lena Saltos is Associate General Counsel, Global Director of Intellectual Property at Urban Outfitters, Inc., parent company to retailers Urban Outfitters, the Anthropologie Group, Free People and the Vetri Family restaurants, where she is responsible for managing all intellectual property, internet and social media matters across all brands.  She is involved with a number of legal organizations, including the New York City Bar’s Art Law and Fashion Law Committees, as well as serving as co-chair of the Copyright Society of the USA’s Special Events Committee.   Lèna is also involved in a number of arts-related non-profits, including the International Studio and Curatorial Program, a Brooklyn-based international residency program; the American Friends of the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, a 501(c)(3) supporting an Athenian museum preserving the legacy of the jeweler Ilias Lalaounis; and Ensemble Signal, a contemporary classical music ensemble which performs the music of Steve Reich and other composers internationally. .


Natasha Sardesai-Grant – Senior Attorney, Arent Fox LLP; Adjunct Professor, CUNY School of Professional Studies

Beryl Jones-Woodin, Professor, Brooklyn Law School



Members: $15

Beer, Wine and Bites will be provided.

cancellation policy:

Refunds must be requested in writing at least three business days before the eventRefunds will not be issued after that point. Unfortunately, we will not be able to credit your registration payment toward a future event, but you may allow another person attend in your place.

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