Lecturer in Law
Lee S. Sporn is Senior Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Michael Kors Holdings Limited and has at various times been responsible for its legal, human resources, store design, construction and facilities departments. Prior to joining Kors in 2003, Lee was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Kasper A.S.L., Ltd., then owner of the Anne Klein and Kasper brands, and prior to that Lee was at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for 11 years, where he served as Vice President, Intellectual Property and Associate General Counsel, responsible for worldwide intellectual property enforcement, licensing and a wide variety of commercial and compliance matters. He was instrumental in the creation, and is the co-director, of the FAME Center (Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment) at Cardozo Law School, where he is a Professor from Practice. Lee is a contributor to Fashion Law, A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives & Attorneys (2d Edition, Fairchild Books, 2014), and was the co-editor of the seminal treatise Trademark Counterfeiting (Aspen Law & Business, 1999). Lee is a past Chairman of the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition and served on its board of directors and executive committee for over a decade, and in May of 2016 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Luxury Law Awards in London.