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Washington, D.C. – The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) announces a three-part webinar series covering three critical topics for managers in the fashion industry with expertise provided by three USFIA Associate Members.

“As part of our mission to provide information to help our members deal with the challenges that arise every day, this webinar series will cover topics that managers in all areas of an organization, not just human resources, should understand,” says USFIA President Julia K. Hughes. “Whether you’re working in sourcing, compliance, logistics, or design, if you’re managing employees, you need to stay up-to-date on new legal and tech issues.”

The topics are:

  • Cyber Risk on September 16th. Scott Godes, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and veteran trial lawyer with experience in insurance and technology issues, will cover the latest cyber risks and how to get your company insured against them.
  • Global E-Commerce on September 30th. Patrick Huynh of Pivotal Payments’ Client Solutions Group will teach your strategies to help your company grow with global e-commerce and save money, too.
  • Employment Law on October 2nd. Barbara Hoey and Mark Konkel of Kelley Drye & Warren’s Labor & Employment Practice will review laws dealing with disabilities and medical leave and steps to take to avoid litigation.

These webinars are open to USFIA members and non-members, as well as managers outside the fashion industry.

For more information, visit the USFIA website

About the United States Fashion Industry Association

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) represents the fashion industry: textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989 as the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel with the goal of eliminating the global apparel quota system, USFIA now works to eliminate the tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the industry’s ability to trade freely and create economic opportunities in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USFIA is the most respected voice for the fashion industry in front of the U.S. government as well as international governments and stakeholders.  With constant, two-way communication, USFIA staff and counsel serve as the eyes and ears of our members in Washington and around the world, enabling them to stay ahead of the regulatory challenges of today and tomorrow. Through our publications, educational events, and networking opportunities, USFIA also connects with key stakeholders across the value chain including U.S. and international service providers, suppliers, and industry groups.