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Fashion and Luxury Goods News

Genesco tries on a new general counsel for size

Footwear retailer Genesco Inc. has hired Scott Becker to be senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective next week. He succeeds Roger Sisson who retired from Genesco earlier this year. Becker comes to Genesco with more than 30 years of legal, financial and administrative experience. Most recently, he’s been an in-house attorney with Nissan […]

Fashion and Luxury Goods News

LVMH’s Firestone: A GC who’s global by design

Another way of saying “Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy,” or LVMH is ”iconic luxury.” It’s a luxury goods company that spans continents and industries, making and selling everything from  Louis Vuitton handbags to Champagne. And not just any wines: The company owns the wineries that make the premium Champagne, Dom Perignon, and Chateau d’Yquem, the luscious […]

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Abercrombie hires new GC as it tries to get that

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the formerly hip clothing chain, has hired Gregory Henchel as senior vice president and general counsel. Henchel (in the photo above, courtesy of Twitter) brings 25 years of broad legal experience to the company, including more than ten years in the retail sector. Henchel’s experience spans general corporate, commercial, securities, regulatory, […]

Fashion and Luxury Goods Interviews News

She’s a one-woman legal show for a French luxury goods

Joana Roucayrol, group general counsel at S.T. Dupont, tells how a single lawyer manages a company’s legal needs. “In France we say that being a lawyer is not a job, but a state.” This is how our conversation with Joana Roucayrol, group general counsel at S.T. Dupont, the Paris-based company that designs, manufactures, and markets luxury goods such as pens, […]