Kaitlin Puccio is an attorney in bioethics and fashion law/ethics. Her practice focuses on the universal question: What is the right way to treat people? A former model and Executive Editor of an international fashion magazine, Kaitlin complements her legal expertise with her knowledge of the fashion industry and standard modeling industry practice. She is also the host of the Insight video series on fashion law, ethics, and business; the Grey Matter bioethics and law video podcast; and the Coming Undone With Kaitlin politics and culture video podcast.
At Puccio Law, Kaitlin combines her law and bioethics background to analyze contemporary social, cultural, and political issues, including but not limited to psilocybin, neuroethics, assisted dying, prison ethics, abortion, and gender identity. She also assists clients with advance directives and patient contracts in clinical practice.
Kaitlin is the author of the book Torque on the language and ethics of torture, and the novel Elle on artificial intelligence, as well as two children’s books. She writes for Psychology Today on bioethics, law, and psychology.
On the fashion side, Kaitlin focuses on creating and negotiating fair modeling contracts with an eye toward models' potential future endeavors and brand growth and expansion, and a larger goal of making the fashion and modeling industry a more ethical space. She also advises model agents and managers on business structuring, handles creative partnership contracts, and ensures that all opportunities presented to her clients are ethically sound. She is a regular panelist at Coco Rocha Model Camp where she discusses the law, ethics, and business of fashion.
Kaitlin is a member of Meridian International Center's Global Leadership Council, which works closely with the Department of State to strengthen diplomatic relations. She was previously a Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law and an independent researcher at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. She teaches at universities and institutes around the world.
Medical aid in dying is a growing areas of health law that addresses questions in both bioethics and law. This program examines the nationwide legal landscape, including: 1) the requirements for patients to qualify for...