Meet Kenya Wiley—
Award-Winning Fashion Law and Business Advisor—With Expertise in Academia, Government and Industry
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
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Supply Chain Sustainability
Climate and Environmental Justice
Legislative and Public Policy
Regulatory and Federal Rulemaking
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.
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
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 Wiley recently shared her work and views with WWD on environmental policy in Washington—including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act and the American Climate Corps program. A special thank you to WWD for providing space in their...
Fashion Law and Social Justice (FLSJ) recently released its Sustainable Supplier Diversity Directory for fashion and retail. The FLSJ Supplier Diversity Directory includes fifth-generation cotton farmers, a supply chain expert with a Ph.D. in sustainable materials...
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...