Overview

Danielle Garno is a transactional and litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Ms. Garno focuses her practice on issues faced by the fashion community, including startup phase and commercial advice, intellectual property such as trademark and copyright infringement, social media marketing, licensing, digital assets, advertising and marketing, as well as general business litigation.

Ms. Garno represents luxury brands and fashion clients of all sizes from startups to multinational, global brands, helping them navigate through legal issues as well as counseling them on growing and sustaining a successful brand.

In addition, Ms. Garno has significant experience in handling white collar criminal matters and complex civil fraud cases on behalf of companies and individuals, as well as advising on regulatory and compliance matters. When necessary, she also manages internal investigations and represents clients before state and federal regulatory bodies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Garno was an attorney in the entertainment and media group for an international law firm in its Miami office.

Ms. Garno has written extensively and lectured all over the United States on topics relating to fashion law and also serves as an adjunct professor in Fashion Law at the University of Miami School of Law.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Fit:Match in connection with strategic partnerships with, and investment from, Savage X Fenty and Fabletics
  • Representation of an Italian luxury brand in connection with its Hollywood fashion show
  • Representation of Burberry in connection with a licensing agreement for a foreign subsidiary
  • Representation of a global entertainment company in connection with various transactional matters
  • Representation of a global flip-flop brand in connection with its advertising and marketing efforts
  • Representation of By Far in connection with various celebrity and influencer endorsement deals and collaborations
  • Representation of Retrofête in connection with various collaborations and commercial transactions
  • Representation of Eton Shirts in connection with its U.S. operations
  • Representation of Daniel Patrick in connection with a non-fungible token (NFT) licensing deal
  • Representation of technology company in connection with an NFT music player app
  • Representation of a developer in connection with the sale of condominium units via NFTs
  • Representation of FoundRae, a fine jewelry brand, in connection with various intellectual property (IP) matters
  • Representation of a Polish luxury brand in connection with IP and social media matters
  • Representation of a Swedish multinational retailer in connection with influencer marketing compliance and various IP matters
  • Representation of Miansai, a Miami-based jewelry and accessories brand, in connection with its IP, employment and transactional matters
  • Representation of Martha Calvo, a Miami-based jewelry company, in connection with various IP matters
  • Representation of an Argentine children's brand regarding advice on U.S. expansion and regulatory matters
  • Representation of Daniela Villegas, a fine jewelry brand, in connection with IP enforcement and brand protection strategies
  • Representation of Peixoto, a Miami-based swim and resortwear brand, in connection with IP matters and influencer marketing agreements
  • Representation of an NFL player in connection with a breach of contract litigation
  • Representation of a global retailer in connection with its anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance program in India
  • Representation of a global entertainment company in connection with its global anti-bribery/anti-corruption and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs 

Credentials

Education
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Miami, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Dade-County Bar Association
  • Chief – Miami, Founding Member, 2021
  • Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Creative Design Committee, Chair, 2017-2019
  • Children's Home Society of Florida, Southeastern Board of Directors, Chair, 2015-2017
  • YoungArts, Board of Trustees
  • Crayon Collection, Board of Directors, 2017-Present
  • University of Miami, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Advisory Board
  • Istituto Marangoni, Advisory Board
  • The Upcycle Project, Advisory Board
Honors & Awards
  • Best Mentor, Florida Legal Awards, Daily Business Review, 2022
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, Commercial Litigation, 2015, 2020, 2021
  • The Legal 500 USA, Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Criminal Defense, 2016
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2013, 2014

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