Co-Creator of Sustainable Brooklyn
Whitney McGuire is an attorney for creative entrepreneurs; co-founder of Sustainable Brooklyn, a community-based initiative that bridges the gap between the mainstream sustainability movement and targeted communities; co-founder of the record label swiMMMers ear (3 M’s) with her husband Nelson Nance; and a mother. Through her work, she champions the sustainability of those hailing from targeted communities including artists and advocates. Whitney created her own curriculum in law school, focused on fashion law, and later became an emerging leader in the field as former chairperson of Fashion Law Week, the first week-long symposium dedicated to educating the community about legal issues impacting the fashion industry; as former intern for Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, which established an incubator for emerging designers; and later, as former legislative aide for Liz Robbins Associates, a lobbying firm that was instrumental in drafting legislation and advocating for copyright-like protection for fashion designers. Prior to beginning her solo practice, Whitney held positions as a federal judicial law clerk in Las Vegas Nevada, and as a contract attorney and later, of counsel, at a Los Angeles based firm, fka The Fashion Law Group. Prior to relocating to New York, Whitney was an integral board member for the Las Vegas Arts District and the Las Vegas Fashion Council. Currently, Whitney advises clients in various creative industries utilizing a holistic approach to the practice of law. Whitney obtained her J.D. from Catholic University of America and her B.A. from The George Washington University.