Lee Sporn

Co-Director, The FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law

Professor of Practice

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Intellectual Property


Lee S. Sporn, Co-Director of The FAME Center, is Senior Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Michael Kors (USA), Inc. and is responsible for its legal, human resources, store design, construction and facilities departments.  Prior to joining Kors in 2003, Lee was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Kasper A.S.L., Ltd., owner of the Anne Klein and Kasper brands, and prior to that Lee was at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for 11 years, where he served as Vice President, Intellectual Property and Associate General Counsel, responsible for worldwide intellectual property enforcement, licensing and a wide variety of commercial and compliance matters.   Lee served on the Board of Directors of the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition for a decade, and also served as its Chairman and an Executive Committee member.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School (class of ’86) and Cardozo Law School, and was the co-editor of Trademark Counterfeiting (Aspen Law & Business, 1999).