Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel
Rebecca Minkoff is a global lifestyle destination founded on classic design with an element of the unexpected. Rebecca's brand personifies her downtown romantic sensibility and bohemian rocker style. Her designs have become a must-have for celebrities, fashion influencers, and women making their mark on the world.\r\n\r\nBorn in California and raised in Florida, Rebecca moved to New York at 18, where she first gained attention with a handmade version of the iconic "I Love New York" shirt which became an overnight sensation.\r\n\r\nRebecca and her brother Uri Minkoff co-founded her eponymous label in 2005 with the now-iconic "Morning After Bag". With Uri as CEO and Rebecca as Creative Director, in 2009 they launched the brand's first ready to wear collection. They added footwear in 2011 and jewelry in 2012.\r\n\r\nToday, Rebecca Minkoff is an industry leader in ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories and footwear and is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide, with innovative tech-forward boutiques in New York and San Francisco and international outposts in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul. In 2015, the brand will open stores in Los Angeles and Chicago. Together, Rebecca and Uri have created the largest global fashion label helmed by a millennial female.\r\n\r\nIn her early thirties, Rebecca has become a role model for a rising generation of millennial female entrepreneurs around the world. In 2011, Rebecca was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Counsel. She is a frequent speaker on television and at public events, sharing the stage with Hillary Clinton, Ban ki-Moon, Patricia Arquette and others to discuss economic empowerment through entrepreneurship at the United Nations in 2015. Rebecca was recently named the Global Color Designer for Essie (a L'Oreal Subsidiary), and in 2015 also announced a strategic partnership with Intel to create new opportunities for women in tech. Rebecca Minkoff is regularly acknowledged as one of the world's most innovative companies.
Seasoned, business-minded general counsel with 8 years of experience as a corporate generalist at top-tier law and private equity firms, and 8 years of legal, operational, and strategic experience with fashion and consumer brands. Extensive experience structuring innovative contracts, transactions, and IP-driven partnerships and joint ventures. Strategic thinker with excellent communication skills. Trusted advisor to C-suite, investors, financing sources and other stakeholders. Track record of sound judgment, foresight, and high integrity. I’ve ideated and executed on successful legal, commercial, regulatory, litigation and social impact strategies generating significant ROI for business partners and stakeholders in a variety of industries. I started out as an associate at two AmLaw 100 firms and as in-house counsel at a global PE firm. I’ve balanced corporate work with teaching experience as an adjunct law professor, and with hundreds of hours of work on high-profile social impact projects including the 2008 Obama campaign, the launch of the Clinton Foundation, the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and the Creative Visions Foundation. I graduated from Stuyvesant, Cornell, and NYU Law, where I worked with former President Bill Clinton and received NYU's highest honor for service. I frequently consult on disintermediating technologies and digital innovation.