Suzan Flamm promoted to Senior Counsel
(NEW YORK) - JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee) has announced that Sara E. Yood has joined the association as Assistant General Counsel, where she will focus on trademark monitoring, Federal Trade Commission review of the jewelry industry Guides and general legal support. Yood has held several positions in the private sector, including the digital music, intellectual property and publishing industries. She graduated Fordham University School of Law with honors. At Fordham, she provided legal services for the Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first fashion law center. Yood is awaiting admission to the New York State and New Jersey Bars.
Suzan Flamm has been promoted to Senior Council. Flamm joined JVC in January 2008 as assistant general counsel. Flamm conducts mediations, researches legal issues and drafts legal compliance tools (such as the new Jewelers Employment Manual), articles and case studies for trade publications and JVC’s website. Flamm has held several positions in both the public and private sector. She prosecuted and investigated criminal matters as an assistant district attorney, then, as a deputy commissioner, developed investigative procedures in a newly-created anti-corruption agency in New York City. She also served as a special assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where she conducted long term grand jury investigations.
“Yood brings solid legal expertise and experience to JVC; we are excited to have her onboard. With this new position, JVC hopes to expand the trademark monitoring services we provide to the industry. Yood and Flamm’s combined legal backgrounds and understanding of JVC’s mission and goals will enhance JVC’s ability to help U.S. jewelers to fulfill their legal compliance obligations,” said Cecilia Gardner, JVC’s president, chief executive officer, and general counsel.
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