Our Sponsors

Meet our 2022 Sponsors

A special thank you to our law firm sponsors and education partners. Through their support, they make the RLAW Education Conference possible for our retail and consumer product manufacturer attendees. 

Emerald Sponsors

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit the firm at www.crowell.com.

Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker Green


Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The Faegre Drinker difference? Practical advice to drive your business forward. Faegre Drinker’s retail industry team uses a common-sense approach to deliver transactional, regulatory, litigation and advocacy services that help you make the decisions needed to drive your business forward. We can help you navigate customs and international trade, information privacy and security, mergers and acquisitions, business financing, real estate leasing, corporate restructuring, employee benefits, tax, antitrust, e-commerce, corporate governance and intellectual property matters. We serve as litigation counsel in consumer and employment class actions and commercial disputes across the country. And we can advise on mitigating litigation risk related to both physical and website ADA compliance; advertising, marketing and promotions; biometrics; pricing models; the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA); and more. With 50+ retail and consumer product attorneys and consultants within a multipractice firm of 1300+ professionals, you can have the skills of a boutique firm with the broad capabilities of an Am Law 50 firm. Step by practical step, we partner together: with your business and for your business. As long-time collaborators with RILA and RLC, we look forward to seeing you at the Retail Law Conference!

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

For more than 40 years, Frankfurt Kurnit has provided full-service advice to brands. The Firm is universally recognized as having one of the nation’s leading advertising, marketing, branding, and public relations practices, and we counsel many of the world’s best-known retailers, including Nike, Staples, LVMH, and Sephora. We help clients comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations (including handling challenges before the FTC, State Attorneys General, the NAD, the NARB, Departments of Consumer Affairs, and other regulatory and self-regulatory bodies). We help clients manage their brand IP portfolios. We help clients license music, talent, and other rights and obtain adequate indemnification and insurance. We review, develop, register, and protect product names, logos, taglines, and other trademarks, and tackle claims substantiation, including by reviewing substantiation and helping to draft disclosures. We structure and implement sweepstakes, contests, giveaways, coupons, rebates, CCVs and other promotions and offers. We set up advertising compliance plans and legal review procedures. We create or align marketing campaigns with entertainment properties. We handle all aspects of privacy and data security issues, including as they relate to product development and marketing campaigns. We evaluate business risks. For regular updates on advertising law, please see our blog: http://advertisinglaw.fkks.com/.

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Consumed by Retail - The realm of retail is perhaps one of the most globally influential industries today. And that is precisely why the Hogan Lovells Global Retail team works hard to protect your hard-earned market position. Our lawyers have their finger on the pulse of current market conditions and what they mean for our clients. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we help you stay on top of your risks and opportunities.

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Hunton Andrews Kurth

With over 900 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. We are known for our strength in the energy, financial services, real estate, and retail and consumer products industries, as well as our considerable experience in more than 100 distinct areas of practice, including privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, environmental, and mergers and acquisitions. Our full-service litigation practice is one of the largest in the country, with particular depth in key litigation markets such as Texas, California, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic. Our clients include companies, individuals, governments and institutions from across the spectrum of industries that make up today’s global economy. We represent nine of the Fortune 10 and more than one third of the current Fortune 100. To assist with their myriad legal and business needs, we work seamlessly across jurisdictions, bringing together cross-disciplinary teams with extensive industry, legal and strategic planning experience to devise tailored solutions that can overcome current challenges and mitigate future risks. Hunton Andrews Kurth lawyers and practices are frequently recognized in Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Legal 500, as well as Bloomberg Capital Markets Rankings, Benchmark: Litigation and other legal guides.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster was founded in San Francisco in 1883. Today, with approximately 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices across the U.S., Asia and Europe, Morrison & Foerster offers clients a comprehensive platform of global legal services, including extensive capabilities in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, regulatory & compliance, litigation, and, project finance, among many others. Our name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that we do. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

The competitive environment for retailers and consumer brands grows more complex all the time. Technology advancements and evolving consumer expectations require brands to constantly adapt to the shifting consumer environment. With over 250 lawyers firmwide and a client list populated by the “who’s who” in consumer brands, Perkins Coie’s Retail & Consumer Products team understands the highly competitive environment in which world-class retailers, manufacturers and distributors, as well as national real estate landlords and tenants, operate. Since Chambers USA began ranking law firms in the retail category, Perkins Coie has consistently been ranked #1. Our attorneys work with a diverse range of retail and consumer product clients throughout the United States and in certain international jurisdictions. We are exceptionally strong in the following industries: Apparel & Footwear; Cannabis Law; Food & Beverage; and Outdoor. Our team has experience handling the full range of legal needs for retail and consumer products companies. As the retail landscape continues to change, we also work with attorneys in our Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Robotics, Immersive Technology, Biometric Law, Blockchain, Digital Assets & Custody, Internet of Things and Unmanned Vehicle Systems groups to navigate these changes.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. Our Retail, Fashion & Beauty Team has firsthand knowledge of the industry and deep experience working with industry leaders. Our clients range from large department stores to specialty product chains that sell everything from high fashion to bargain footwear, from hi-tech electronics to low-tech sporting goods, cosmetics and food retail companies. We understand the retail business and assist retailers in expanding into new markets and developing new business strategies that can capitalize on the global market, while protecting their products and brands along the way. Sheppard Mullin’s Retail Team has expertise in virtually every area that affects the retail industry.

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. We provide best-in-class legal services to meet the needs of executive leaders and counsel, representing sophisticated companies, organizations, and investment groups, as well as governments and government-related entities. Today’s highly connected global business environment offers more opportunities than ever for enterprising businesses—and more challenges. At Sidley, we understand that increasingly complex legal needs require a deeply integrated and collaborative approach. That understanding forms the basis of our commitment: an uncompromising dedication to top-tier talent, seamlessly connected by teamwork, focused on delivering powerful results when and where our clients need them most. Having represented retailers for decades, Sidley has built a reputation for successfully handling complex and multidisciplinary transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters spanning a range of legal areas. Our deep experience in the retail industry, along with our lawyers’ frequent research and publication on industry trends, allows us to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal and business challenges that retail organizations face.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

From brick-and-mortar retailers to online merchants, luxury brands to big-box stores, start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, and fashion retailers to hotels and restaurants, Steptoe's Retail & E-Commerce group provides a "one-stop shop" for the legal needs of its clients, which span the globe in every commerce channel. Our group has decades of experience defending retailers in high-stakes litigation, acting as industry thought leaders on current "hot issues" and forecasting emerging trends.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini represents clients in a broad range of legal disciplines that address the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. Known worldwide for its representation of technology and life sciences clients, Wilson Sonsini is a leading corporate law firm, representing clients in capital markets, M&A, private equity, venture finance, and technology transactions. The firm’s recognized litigation and trial practice represents clients in antitrust, class action, commercial, governance, IP, privacy, securities, and other types of contested matters. Wilson Sonsini also has a substantial and growing regulatory and compliance practice, advising clients as to antitrust, consumer products, CFIUS and FCPA, FDA, international trade, privacy, and other matters. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. For more information, visit www.wsgr.com.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, through careful growth and thoughtful fiscal management, we have built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years—a tribute to our lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment. The most meaningful accolade to us, though, is the continued trust and confidence of our clients.

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Tripp Taylor

  • Vice President of Business Development
  • RILA

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