Young Visionaries (“YV”) Mission & Goals
Qualifications / Annual Membership:
$250- includes these benefits
$500- includes the above plus:
We would love to hear from you! Questions?
Contact: Desiree Moore, desiree.moore
Desiree F. Moore is a partner in the Chicago office of the international law firm K&L Gates LLP. Ms. Moore is commercial litigator, with a focus on Intellectual Property, Social Media, and Art Law related matters. Ms. Moore is the founder and co-chair of the firm’s Social Media and the Law practice group, as well as the firm’s Middle East Art Law representative.
Ms. Moore has successfully represented visual artists, major Hollywood producers, international media conglomerates, theater/dance companies, and other creative industry clients, both in pre-dispute counseling and in active litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. Ms. Moore regularly writes and lectures on various legal topics, including social media and the law and the intersection of art and law.
Ms. Moore is the author of the American Bar Association bestselling book, Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice. She is also an adjunct professor of practical skills training at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has lectured at law schools throughout the United States and Qatar on best litigation practices, legal writing, and other practitioner skills.
Ms. Moore is actively involved in the Chicago and Doha offices’ Women in the Profession group and spearheads the Women’s Mastermind program, which supports the business development goals of women associates and partners.
Ms. Moore graduated from the University of California San Diego magna cum laude with a major in Psychology and a minor in Theater/Dance. In law school, Ms. Moore was the Conference Editor of the Loyola Law Journal, the Student Bar Association President, an academic tutor, and the Joan Marie Corboy Scholarship Recipient (2005). Ms. Moore speaks conversational Italian and Spanish.
Marta Nowakowski, GFAA Advisory Board, Art Liaison Committee and Vice Chair of GFAA Young Visionaries
Marta Nowakowski was born in Poland and raised in Germany. She is an attorney at BMW, responsible for Trademarks, Design and Legal Issues related to Intellectual Property Law. Previously, Ms. Nowakowski worked for an international London-based law firm focused on Intellectual Property. She clerked in Berlin with several internships in public broadcasting, art law and publishing.
Passionate about art, she travels to many international locations to attend exhibitions, biennials and fairs. She loves Penguins and her first collected artwork, was a penguin photograph, by a Japanese artist. She is an active supporter of Munich-based artists, and a member of PIN Young Circle’s Collectors group.
A passionate fencer, in earlier years she was a Member of the German National Fencing Team. Ms. Nowakowski is fluent in five languages-German, Polish, English, French, Spanish.
Ms. Nowakowski completed her studies in Würzburg, Germany and Seville, Spain.
Remi Koukou, Chair of GFAA Young Visionaries After Party
Remi is the Events Coordinator at The National Arts Club, where she manages a wide variety of events including lectures, gallery openings, talks, screenings, and cocktail parties for the twelve arts committees. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Art History concentrating in Modern and Contemporary Art. She has worked in institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as well as MoMA PS1 before taking her post at The National Arts Club.
Her passion for Art has led her to share her aesthetic vision through her Instagram My Curated Life. She often travels internationally to attend exhibitions, art fairs, and biennales in order to share them with her over 5,000 followers. The social media blog focuses on contemporary art exhibitions, installations, and multi-disciplinary works worldwide. While her reach is international, she focuses on supporting local artists in New York City, where she resides. She has been involved the planning and promoting The Accessible Art Fair in NYC and has commissioned works by artists including Jeanette Hayes and Jazheal Lewis.
Daniel Albarran, Young Visionaries Vice President, New York, will lead the efforts to grow YV membership.
Daniel is a student at Columbia Law School, where he is a member of the Columbia Law Federalist Society, Latino Law Student Association, and is on the board of the Columbia Health Law Society. Prior to attending Columbia Law, he worked as a paralegal for White & Case LLP where he assisted counsel in a variety of pro bono matters focusing on human rights work. He was awarded White & Case LLP Pro Bono honor 2016-17.
He is a graduate from Connecticut College with a BA in Biology (Genetics) & Hispanic Literature. His Senior thesis, “The bioethical issues within Latin America as a result of research and healthcare and
their effects on social factors such as race, gender, and social class,” was subsequently the basis for an addendum to Genetics 208. While at Connecticut College, he was a tutor and played on the Varsity Soccer Team (D-III).
Pergrin Pervez is a Senior Manager in the cyber security division of BlackBerry, the leader in enterprise information security. He assists U.S. based businesses in cyber security to secure their organizations and comply with local, State, Federal, industry, and international regulations such as the EU GDPR and NY DFS Cybersecurity Requirements.