MIAMI – Reed Smith today announced that Danielle Garno has joined the firm as a partner in its global Entertainment and Media Industry Group in Miami, significantly boosting the firm’s profile and capabilities in the fashion sector. Garno joins Reed Smith from Cozen O’Connor, where she served as co-chair of the firm’s retail industry group and led the fashion, beauty, and luxury goods practice.

For more than two decades, Garno has provided legal counsel to several of the most visible and iconic fashion brands, including Cartier, DvF, Burberry, H&M, Eton, Havaianas, Foundrae, Miansai, By Far, and Daniel Patrick. She has advised fashion clients of all sizes from start-ups to multinational and global brands, with a particular focus on intellectual property matters such as trademark and copyright infringement, social media marketing, advertising, and anti-counterfeiting, as well as employment and general business litigation. Garno also has significant experience litigating both individual and class actions, and defending clients in white-collar disputes, alleged fraud actions, and federal and state indictments. She has also managed internal investigations and represented clients before state and federal regulatory bodies in the United States.

“Danielle is one of the preeminent fashion lawyers in the field, with a practice that complements our entertainment capabilities, from advertising, copyright and trademark, licensing to IP litigation,” said Steve Sessa, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Entertainment and Media Industry Group. “Her practice, which is unique within the firm, will deliver exciting opportunities to our existing entertainment and global consumer brands, while also opening new doors for the firm in the fashion, beauty, and luxury brands sectors. We are thrilled to have Danielle join us.”

Garno’s arrival provides a new element to Reed Smith’s global Entertainment & Media group, widely regarded as among the most robust in the industry. In addition to bringing a unique perspective on transactional and general commercial disputes within the fashion sector, Garno also will add bench strength to the group’s consumer-facing advisory and contentious capabilities, an area of specific demand among clients.