Long before President Obama thrust Sonia Sotomayor into the spotlight by nominating her for the U.S. Supreme Court, she was a corporate attorney with an interesting specialty: designer handbags. Sotomayor spent eight years at New York firm Pavia & Harcourt, where she represented Italian luxury goods retailer Fendi in its fight against knockoff handbags bearing the designer's logo.
Nominee's civil practice was with a small, but specialized, firm
The National Law Journal
May 27, 2009
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