Nancy Axilrod is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Coach, Inc., a leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts. Coach, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and employs approximately 18,000 people globally.
Nancy oversees all litigation worldwide at Coach. Her duties also include employment counseling, contract negotiation and oversight of intellectual property. She has developed Coach’s comprehensive anti-counterfeiting program which has resulted in the filing and successful prosecution of over 700 civil lawsuits throughout the United States.
Before joining Coach, Nancy was Assistant General Counsel at Icahn Associates Corp. and Icahn Enterprises, L.P., where she was responsible for all litigation at companies owned, controlled or associated with activist investor Carl Icahn. This litigation experience included shareholder actions, hedge fund fiduciary actions, complex commercial litigation, environmental matters, product liability and employment matters. Prior to her work at Icahn, Nancy was the Vice President and General Counsel for Sands Casino Hotel Atlantic City (an Icahn affiliated company), where she was responsible for all legal issues, including SEC and casino regulatory compliance.
Previously, Nancy was a Shareholder at Sterns & Weinroth, P.C. She is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.