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Laurie J. Gentile

Laurie J. Gentile

Nine West Holdings, Inc.
Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Laurie J. Gentile is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Nine West Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in Manhattan.  Nine West Holdings is a leading global designer and marketer of branded footwear, accessories and apparel.  Its well-known brands include Nine West, Anne Klein, Bandolino, Kasper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Napier and Judith Jack, as well as licensed brands for jewelry such as Givenchy, Marchesa, Jenny Packham and Ivanka Trump.   

As in-house counsel, Laurie is responsible for maintaining, protecting and enforcing the company’s domestic and international portfolio of trademarks, patents and copyrights and domain names.  She advises the company on IP acquisitions and sales, licensing, infringement claims and litigation, new brand and product launches and expansions, advertising and marketing promotions, endorsement agreements, social media, e-commerce issues, privacy policies, design collaborations and charitable co-ventures.  She also participates on behalf of Nine West Holdings as a member of INTA and the Brand Protection Council of the American Apparel & Footwear Association.

Laurie joined Nine West Group in 1999 after several years as an associate at Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, a boutique intellectual property law firm in Manhattan.  Prior to that, she was an associate in the litigation department of Donovan Leisure Newton and Irvine in New York City.  She began her career as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey.

Laurie is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.  She is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston University School of Law.
Laurie J. Gentile is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce - Fashion and Retail Law 2017: Trends and Developments, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce - Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce - Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce - Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce, Thursday, May 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fashion and Retail Law 2017: Trends and Developments, Friday, May 12, 2017, New York, NY
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