Policy Counsel and Professor
Kenya Wiley is a policy counsel and professor focused on fashion law, technology and social justice. Kenya currently serves on the faculty at Georgetown University and the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School. Sheâ€™s also served as a guest lecturer at Parsons School of Design and American Universityâ€™s School of Communication.
Kenya has conducted research and written on the intersection of fashion law, politics and policyâ€”with bylines in WWD, Fashionista, ELLE and CNN. As one of the leading voices in fashion law and government policy, Kenya has presented on stage at numerous conferences and academic institutions, including SXSW, MIT Media Lab, U.S. Commerce Department and the IoT Global Summits in Washington, DC and Brussels.
Kenya previously served in senior legal and policy positions for the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Motion Picture Associationâ€™s (MPA) legal departmentâ€”providing advice on intellectual property protection, political law, privacy and data security issues. While at MPA, Kenya designed and implemented the associationâ€™s inaugural academic outreach program for entertainment executives and academics in film, philanthropy, copyright and tech policy.
In 2017, Kenya was named one of WWDâ€™s Women Leaders in Business, and she was awarded Howard Law Schoolâ€™s 2012 Intelligent Design Award for her outstanding contributions in fashion law and policy. Kenya also chaired ASTMâ€™s inaugural Task Group on Data Security for Smart Textiles.
Kenya received her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Kenya is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and the Illinois State Bar.