kenya wiley

Meet Kenya Wiley—

Award-Winning Fashion Law and Business Advisor—With Expertise in Academia, Government and Industry

About Kenya

Kenya currently serves as Founder and Business Advisor of Fashion Law and Social Justice and Fashion Law Professor at Georgetown University. Through her combined experiences in academia, government and industry, Kenya leverages her expertise to help brands and retailers connect and transform their diversity, sustainability and innovation goals.

Kenya began her career in fashion law more than a decade ago—while working as a Senate counsel during the crafting of fashion and retail legislation. Since then, Kenya has advised brands and retailers on issues at the intersection of fashion law, tech, sustainability and social justice. Kenya has curated and led numerous industry stakeholder initiatives—including a White House roundtable on fashion tech and diversity during the Obama administration, a fashion tech showcase on Capitol Hill, fashion policy panel events (in-person and virtual), and most recently, a supplier diversity directory for sustainable retail. As a regulatory attorney, Kenya has also prepared numerous agency comments on behalf of the fashion industry.

Areas of Expertise

Fashion Tech
Intellectual Property
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Supply Chain Sustainability
Climate and Environmental Justice
Legislative and Public Policy
Regulatory and Federal Rulemaking

Kenya Wiley

Fashion Law
and Social Justice

Speaker

As a leading voice in fashion law and government policy, Kenya has presented at academic symposia, government stakeholder events, and industry conferences.

Textile Exchange Conference
Federal Bar Association’s Fashion Law Conference
Georgetown University Law Center
Fordham University School of Law
MIT Media Lab
U.S. Commerce Department
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Global Fashion Agenda Summit
South by Southwest
Internet of Things Global Summits
(Brussels and Washington, DC)

Press + Publications

Kenya has been featured in numerous publications and has written on the intersection of fashion law, tech, diversity and sustainability.

Kenya’s Credentials + Accolades

Partners + Clients

Representative past + current

LVMH North America
Kering Americas
GUESS?, Inc.
Microsoft
Heuritech
LOOMIA
L’Oréal

Education + Bar
Admissions

Stanford University, B.A.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
District of Columbia Bar
Illinois State Bar

Awards + Recognitions

Women’s Wear Daily Women Leaders in Business

Howard University School of Law Intelligent Design Award for Fashion Law and Policy

Georgetown Law BLSA Black History Month Keynote Speaker

ASTM International Chair for Inaugural Task Group on Data Security for Smart Textiles

Legal + Policy Career Highlights

Georgetown University Communication, Culture, and Technology Master’s Program Faculty

Fordham University School of Law, Fashion Law Institute Faculty

Motion Picture Association Legal Department

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Society for Human Resource Management, Regulatory and Judicial Affairs

Fashion Law and Social Justice

Kenya Discusses DEI and Sustainability in Sourcing Journal

Kenya Discusses DEI and Sustainability in Sourcing Journal

Kenya Wiley recently shared her work and views with Sourcing Journal on the EU’s corporate sustainability due diligence directive (CSDDD). As Kenya discussed with Sourcing Journal, the European Council and European Parliament’s deal on the CSDDD marks a huge milestone...

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