Biography

Paula Viola is the Head of Legal for IMG Models and Fashion.  Based in New York, Paula oversees legal operations and is a key strategic advisor to the senior management of IMG’s fashion divisions, which include: (i) IMG Models -- the world’s premier modeling agency, with offices in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Sydney and Los Angeles; (ii) IMG Fashion -  owner and operator of New York Fashion Week and a variety of luxury fashion experiences around the world; and (iii) Art + Commerce and The Wall Group, two management companies that represent the world’s leading fashion photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists and art directors.  A former fashion model, Paula brings a unique insider perspective to her fashion law practice, and has worked throughout her career with models’ rights groups and industry partners to improve working conditions for fashion models, including the passage of legislation in New York to protect underage models.