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JVC appoints new Assistant General Counsel
One of the key focuses will be on promoting JVC's trademark monitoring services
By: Diamond World News Service
Jan 13 2012 2:31PM
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JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee) introduced some changes in its management structure, appointing Sara E. Yood as Assistant General Counsel, and promoting Suzan Flamm who joined JVC as assistant general counsel to Senior Council.

Yood will focus on trademark monitoring, Federal Trade Commission review of the jewelry industry Guides and general legal support. With a wide experience across industries in the private sector, from digital music, intellectual property and publishing industries, she also provided legal services for at 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 joined JVC in January 2008, and has been involved in conducting mediations, researching legal issues and drafting 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, prosecuting and investigating criminal matters, 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.

“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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