kenya wiley

Meet Kenya Wiley—

Policy Counsel, Professor, and Partnerships 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, ASU’s Herberger Institute Fashion Program and Law School, 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

& Social


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

Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and College of Law 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 + Tech + Social Justice

2022 Midterms: Voting and Policy Issues at Stake for Fashion

2022 Midterms: Voting and Policy Issues at Stake for Fashion

September marks the unofficial kick-off for the 2022 midterms—as Congress and the administration make a final push to advance key issues before the November elections. Please join leading policy experts and fashion law attorneys on Thursday, September 29, for a...

How To Protect Civil and Human Rights in the Metaverse

How To Protect Civil and Human Rights in the Metaverse

Kenya recently penned an opinion piece for Protocol on how to protect civil and human rights in the metaverse. These new virtual spaces, if left unchecked, could amplify existing crises around racial inequity, digital privacy and threats to American democracy. As...

Professor Kenya Wiley at the 2022 Fashion Law Africa Summit

Professor Kenya Wiley at the 2022 Fashion Law Africa Summit

Fashion Policy Counsel and Professor Kenya Wiley participated in the annual Fashion Law Africa Summit on June 12—alongside business leaders and experts from the United Nations, Meta, PVH and CLO Virtual Fashion. Kenya joined the panel discussion on law and ethics,...

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