Creativity in Business + Law with the Vice President & General Counsel at Vans

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Please join Libby Stockstill, Vice President & General Counsel at Vans for an intimate roundtable discussion.

Our digital community will have the opportunity to partake in an intimate and candid discussion with a Q&A session.

For questions about the event: please email: erica@yjpnewyork.com

*YJP has a non-solicitation policy covering all of our conferences and events. In order to provide a distraction-free environment for our mentors, sponsors, attendees, and employees, we do not allow solicitation at our events by attendees or unauthorized parties without the express written permission or consent from YJP. The Corporation As A Citizen.” We will discuss the intersections of business, policy, public affairs and law that confront multinational public corporations and, in particular, focus on the obligations corporations owe to a broad array of stakeholders (e.g., investors, employees,, public and private sector creditors, communities, governments, activists and suppliers). 

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Libby Stockstill
Vice President & Global General Counsel at Vans

Libby Stockstill serves as the Vice President & Global General Counsel at Vans where she is responsible for leading the brand’s global legal function and its ability to collaboratively and creatively partner with the business to achieve its objectives while appropriately managing legal and business risk. As a passionate, strategic business leader with legal function expertise, Stockstill has led and advised Vans through periods of accelerated growth and as the organization has undertaken its transformation as a digital-first and consumer centric brand.

In addition to her leadership of Vans’ global legal function, Stockstill also serves internally as the co-executive sponsor of Vans’ women’s employee resource group, Vans x WOVEN, which is an associate-led group dedicated to uplifting and empowering the entire Vans Family (employees to consumers) by creating more resources, opportunities, and advocates for those who identify as women.

Prior to joining Vans in 2018, Stockstill most recently served as General Counsel (North America) at Billabong where she established, developed and led the legal department for the North American operations of its entire portfolio of brands including RVCA, Element, VonZipper and Xcel. In this role, Stockstill also played a critical role in advising and supporting the organization’s global turnaround and omni-channel transformation.

Earlier in her career, Stockstill spent nearly a decade practicing corporate law at Latham & Watkins LLP, representing public and private companies on M&A, securities and governance matters. In addition to advising her clients through transformational events and pivotal moments in their corporate history, a highlight of her time in this role was leading the pro bono representation of Half the Sky Movement, LLC, an entity comprised of producers, as they undertook creating the documentary television series “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” based on the bestselling book of the same name by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Stockstill also partnered with other firm thought leaders to establish the Women Enriching Business (WEB) committee focused on addressing the business challenges and opportunities unique to women lawyers and executives and empowering women leaders.

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James Donoian
Partner, Intellectual Property at McCarter & English

James Donoian has wide-ranging experience in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. He has counseled clients for more than 25 years on various global intellectual property and brand management issues, including bet-the-company cases, domestic and international enforcement and litigation, and global brand strategies. His focus is on furthering clients’ business objectives by protecting and maximizing their valuable IP assets, including trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and design patents and advising on social media and marketing materials.

James has fought for and, where necessary, successfully defended clients in over 25 different U.S. courts, handling expedited injunction hearings through trials. He has litigated against clients’ competitors, licensees, and distributors, as well as counterfeiters/infringers. James is responsible for global anti-counterfeiting programs, successfully combining various IP claims and equitable remedies to obtain seizure orders, asset restraints, and other novel forms of equitable relief. These efforts are often in conjunction with, criminal actions in the U.S. and/or civil or criminal actions in foreign jurisdictions.

James counsels clients on issues and handles disputes involving social media, advertising/marketing, rights of publicity and false/misleading advertising claims. He also negotiates licenses and other agreements, as well as manages clients’ international trademark portfolios.

His clients are in a broad range of industries, including fashion and apparel, jewelry, luxury brand goods, consumer products, toys, media and sports/entertainment, food and nutritional products, pharmaceuticals/medical devices, advertising and marketing services. James works with clients to proactively develop and implement domestic and international brand management programs, and to create early comprehensive IP protection for new products covering trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, design patents, and utility patents in advance of product launches to restrict anticipated copying by competitors and infringers alike.

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