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Lois F. Herzeca

Lois F. Herzeca

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Retired Partner)
Executive Advisor to early stage companies
New York, NY, USA


Lois F. Herzeca is an executive advisor to early stage companies in the fashion, beauty and media industries. She is a lecturer in Law on fashion and retail law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a member of the Advisory Board of the FAME (Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment) Center at Cardozo School of Law, and a retired partner of the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she was Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products Practice Group.

Ms. Herzeca advises companies on significant legal and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, license agreements and joint ventures, counseling companies in a wide range of industries.

Ms. Herzeca was named a "Dealmaker of the Year 2012" by The American Lawyer for her representation of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. in its $3.4 billion business combination transaction with Alleghany Corporation.  She was named a "Dealmaker of the Week" by The American Lawyer for her representation of CommScope, Inc. in its sale to The Carlyle Group for $3.9 billion in 2011.  She was ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and as one of Avenue Magazine's "Top Women Lawyers" in New York City.

A preeminent fashion and retail lawyer, Lois Herzeca is the co-author, with Gibson Dunn partner Howard Hogan, of Fashion Law and Business:  Brands & Retailers, a comprehensive guide to fashion law, published by the Practising Law Institute (2013).

Ms. Herzeca's fashion, apparel and celebrity clients and transactions have included:  Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Thom Browne, David Yurman, Brian Atwood, Rachel Roy, Tabitha Simmons, Mila Kunis, Rachel Zoe, L'Wren Scott, Maria Cornejo, Loeffler Randall, Dannijo, Beth Ditto, Milk Studios, Farfetch and Zumba Fitness.  She has also represented Goldman, Sachs & Co. as financial advisor in numerous public M&A retail industry deals, including Sycamore Partners' acquisition of Belk Inc., Ascena Retail Group's acquisition of Ann Inc., and the Hudson's Bay acquisition of Saks Inc.

Ms. Herzeca has written more than 40 articles for legal and financial publications.  She has also spoken at conferences for the Practising Law Institute, Mergermarket, the Strategic Research Institute and The Conference Board.  Ms. Herzeca has been quoted extensively in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Law 360, The AmLaw Daily, Investment Dealers Digest, New York Magazine and The New York Law Journal.

Ms. Herzeca earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from the Boston University School of Law. In 2009, Boston University honored her with an Alumni Pro Bono award recognizing her many community-based and international pro bono initiatives. Ms. Herzeca advises public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banks, on significant legal and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, license agreements and joint ventures.  Although she counsels companies in a wide range of industries, she specializes in the fashion and retail industries.

Lois F. Herzeca is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Starting a Fashion Company; and Appendix 1-A - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Antitrust - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Trademarks and Trade Dress; and Appendices 2-A to 2-C - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Design and Manufacturing; and Appendix 8-A - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Retail Sales - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Preface - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Employment Agreements - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Rights of Publicity - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Real Estate - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
False Advertising; and Appendix 14-A - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Table Of Contents - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Table of Authorities - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
International Trade and Customs Issues; and Appendices 18-A to 18-B - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Licensing Arrangements; and Appendix 9-A - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Unfair Competition and Misappropriation - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Patents; and Appendices 3-A to 3-C2 - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
The Gray Market and The First Sale Doctrine - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Selling a Fashion Company or Fashion Brand; and Appendices 21-A to 21-B - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Introduction - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Counterfeiting - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Index - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Copyrights; and Appendix 4-A - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Conclusion - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Labor and Employment - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
E-Commerce and Mobile Commerce - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
Going Public; and Appendix 20-A - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers, Monday, September 09, 2013
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Fashion and Fashion Tech Investing (March 2017) - Fashion and Retail Law 2017: Trends and Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, International Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Outlook and Review 2017 (January 31, 2017) - Fashion and Retail Law 2017: Trends and Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, President Obama Signs Federal Trade Secrets Law (May 11, 2016) - Fashion and Retail Law 2017: Trends and Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Fashion and Fashion Tech Investing - Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce - Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Investing in Fashion and Fashion Tech Companies - Investing in Fashion and Fashion Tech Companies, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry - Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Investing in Fashion and Fashion Tech Companies - Investing in Fashion and Fashion Tech Companies, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce - Celebrities, Social Media, and E-commerce, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry - Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments
Web Segment  Web Segment Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry - Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry - Venture Capital and Private Equity Markets Update for the Fashion Industry, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fashion and Retail Law 2018: Trends and Developments, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, New York, NY
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