Well, now, isn’t this a little fun fact right up our copyright-obsessed alley?
Turns out that Sonia Sotomayor, our newest nominee to the Supreme Court, once battled fashion counterfeiters with a serious vengeance.
Back in 1986, as a lawyer in private practice at Pavia & Harcourt, she represented the Fendi family and even took part in something called the “Fendi Crush” where they literally smashed a bunch of phony Fendis in a garbage truck, smack dab in front of Tavern on the Green.
According to WWD, she’s been part of Chinatown raids and, get this, chased some fake bag makers around the parking lot of Shea Stadium on the back of a motorcycle!
She has said, “I particularly enjoyed the many lovely afternoons in Chinatown spent, wearing a bulletproof vest, with Heather McDonald — the ‘Dragon Lady,’ as she was affectionately called by the local vendors — seizing counterfeit goods from the nooks and crannies that many of us never imagined existed within the maze of buildings that is Chinatown.”
Can you say “badass”? We love it.