kenya wiley

Meet Kenya Wiley—

Policy Counsel, Professor, and Advisor, Working at the Intersection of Fashion Law, Technology, Public Policy, and Social Justice.

About Kenya

Kenya currently serves on the faculty at Georgetown University and the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School. She has guest lectured at numerous institutions, including Parsons School of Design and American University’s School of Communication.

In 2011, Kenya launched the first digital platform dedicated to fashion, politics, and policy—providing analysis of intellectual property, consumer privacy, data security, and other legislative and regulatory developments impacting the industry.

Since the launch of Kenya’s first fashion policy platform, she has led numerous industry stakeholder events on fashion law and policy—

including a White House roundtable on fashion tech and diversity during the Obama administration and most recently a Fashion Policy and Social Justice Digital Summit. As a former Senate committee counsel and regulatory attorney, Kenya has extensive experience in the federal rulemaking process and has prepared numerous agency comments on behalf of the fashion industry.

Areas of Expertise

Fashion Tech
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Intellectual Property
Climate and Environmental Justice
Legislative and Public Policy
Regulatory and Federal Rulemaking
Entertainment and Media

Kenya Wiley

Fashion Law
and Social Justice


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

Georgetown University Law Center
Fordham University School of Law
MIT Media Lab
U.S. Commerce Department
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Global Fashion Agenda’s Copenhagen Fashion 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, technology, politics, and policy.


Kenya’s Credentials + Accolades

Partners + Clients

Representative past + current

LVMH North America
Kering Americas

Education + Bar

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 Joins Fashion Law Institute Panel During New York Fashion Week

Kenya Joins Fashion Law Institute Panel During New York Fashion Week

Policy Counsel and Professor Kenya Wiley presented at the Fashion Law Institute’s Designing Diversity panel during New York Fashion Week—alongside Professor Susan Scafidi (Fashion Law Institute), Hayley Macon (Endeavor), Angie Byun (AB World) and Jeff Trexler (Comic...

Kenya Discusses Fashion Policy in Conscious Style Podcast

Kenya Discusses Fashion Policy in Conscious Style Podcast

September marks the unofficial end of summer, and in Washington, the return of Congress. Kenya recently joined Elizabeth Joy of the Conscious Style Podcast to discuss the latest developments in fashion policy—including the 2023 Farm Bill, how the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

Equity and Justice in Fashion Online Course

Equity and Justice in Fashion Online Course

In June 2023, the Supreme Court ended affirmative action in higher education, putting fashion’s diversity pipeline in danger.  We have heard the calls and commitments for more racial diversity in fashion, and there has been some progress. But there’s still more work...

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