Doreen Small - Partner


Doreen Small, a founding partner of Marquart & Small LLP, is a highly regarded intellectual property lawyer and a foremost expert in the field of fashion modeling law. Her practice focuses on advising and counseling clients on a wide range of contractual, transactional, intellectual property, regulatory and employment law matters in the fields of fashion, arts, fitness, hospitality, media and entertainment.

Doreen brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and goodwill to the practice, gained from years of representing a diverse array of fashion and entertainment companies and individuals. She has served as in-house counsel for a number of major public and private companies, most recently as Vice President/General Counsel for Ford Models, Inc. where as a member of the senior executive team, she managed all legal and business affairs, supervised litigation, served on the Board of Directors and produced the Ford Models Supermodel of the World global talent search. She has also served as Associate General Counsel for Warnaco Inc., a global fashion licensing company, now owned by PVH, and for Atari, the iconic video game company. She was Senior Intellectual Property and Music Counsel for NBC, where her clients included Saturday Night Live, Late Night and The Tonight Show. Doreen began her legal career as an associate in the Intellectual Property/Trade Regulation department at Weil Gotshal & Manges and has been Of Counsel at Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe.

Doreen is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, for which she created and teaches the first-ever course devoted to Fashion Modeling Law. She also proudly serves on the Fashion Law Institute Advisory Board. She has provided expert opinions in fashion litigation matters and has written and lectured extensively on a wide range of fashion and fashion modeling law issues.

Doreen is a member of the MoMA Contemporary Arts Council and sits on its Acquisitions and Nominating Committees.

Doreen received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she was a member and editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. She is admitted to practice in New York.