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Litigation of the Arts: Conflict Resolution & Regulation in Fine Arts & Installations

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6 - 7.8
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Join a diverse faculty for the 6th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, as they discuss many of the hot-button issues affecting the art world today.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • PANEL 1: Regulation of Art Not-for-Profits
  • PANEL 2: The Law of Hans Haacke's Art and the Art of Hans Haacke's Law
  • PANEL 3: Installation Art
  • PANEL 4: Trademarks in Fine Art
  • PANEL 5: Fair Use and Appropriation After Prince
  • PANEL 6: 3D Printing in the Arts -- With Live Demonstration

Keynote Address: Ethics and Nazi Looted Art

Lecturer Bios

Raymond J. Dowd, Esq.

Raymond J. Dowd is a member of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller’s litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property and art law practice groups. He has broad commercial litigation experience in both federal and state trial and appellate courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright and trademark, and domain name owners and content providers in litigation and arbitration. Representations include conducting bench and jury trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings, emergency applications for injunctive relief, quashing subpoenas, obtaining, enforcing and collecting judgments. Trust and estates matters include contested probate proceedings through trial, disputes involving heirship and decedents’ estates. International litigation includes conducting depositions in Canada, France and Switzerland, pursuing discovery through letters rogatory, obtaining service of process in foreign countries and obtaining and challenging foreign experts. Mr. Dowd’s corporate counseling includes corporate and transactional work for entrepreneurial companies, including international licensing. Mr. Dowd also counsels art owners and dealers, including transactional representation, UCC filings, tracking and recovering stolen art and handling disputes involving provenance, authenticity and theft. Trademark counseling services include registration, policing and enforcing rights of trademark owners and users. Counseling political candidates includes election day onsite monitoring, poll access challenges, signature challenges and matters involving election law and political campaigns. Mr. Dowd petitioned successfully for the removal of the co-executors of American Tobacco heiress Doris Duke’s estate and upheld the first honorary pet trust challenged in New York history, obtaining a $100,000 trust for heiress Doris Duke’s dogs. Mr. Dowd’s recent lectures include “Conflicts of Law in Art Disputes” (Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute, New York County Lawyers’ Association, 2008); “Murder, Mystery and Egon Schiele’s Dead City: Swiss Laundering of Stolen Austrian Art” (Jewish Museum, Berlin Germany); “Fritz Grunbaum’s Art Collection: Legal Obstacles to the Recovery of Stolen Art” (Prague Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, Czech Republic); “U.S. Copyright Law for the Non-U.S. Lawyer” (Montreal and Quebec City Canada and Berlin, Germany); “Copyright Litigation” (New York County Lawyers’ Association, 2005); “International Copyright: Foreign Copyrights in U.S. Courts” (New York County Lawyers’ Association, 2008); “When Art Meets Commerce, What Happens?” (Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia Chapters), Federal Bar Association (Connecticut, Minneapolis and New Orleans Chapters); and “Nazi Art Looting” (Federal Bar Association Cleveland Chapter). Mr. Dowd is the Vice President for the Second Circuit of the Federal Bar Association, is on the Editorial Board of The Federal Lawyer Magazine and was President of Southern District of New York Chapter. Additionally, Mr. Dowd is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.; New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and Intellectual Property Law Section; and New York County Lawyers’ Association where he served on the Board of Directors as Co-Chair, Entertainment Media, Intellectual Property and Sports Law Section and on the Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is also a member of the National Arts Club. Mr. Dowd’s recent publications include Copyright Litigation Handbook, a Thomson West publication and Copyright Litigation Blog. He is a contributor of the New York Law Journal. Mr. Dowd is admitted to practice law in New York State, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Northern U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Court of International Trade. Mr. Dowd Received his Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College and his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor for the Fordham International Law Journal. Mr. Dowd is fluent in French and Italian.

Hon. Barbara Jaffe

Justice Barbara Jaffe received her BA, cum laude, from Syracuse University, as well as an MA in Italian Renaissance Art on a graduate fellowship in Florence, Italy. After six years in the wholesale antiques business, she attended Brooklyn Law School and obtained her JD. Justice Jaffe then represented indigent criminal defendants on appeal for The Legal Aid Society, successively served as principal court attorney to two Supreme Court justices in the Criminal Term, was elected to the New York City Civil Court, sat in that court and in the New York City Civil Court, and was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court, Civil Term, where she presides in an Individual Assignment Part and is specially assigned to try asbestos cases.

Justice Jaffe serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Section. She is a Founding Faculty member of New York County Lawyers Association’s (NYCLA) Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute, and is a member of that association’s Pro Bono Committee and Supreme Court Committee, and has served on its Committee on Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Issues. She co-chaired NYCLA’s Civil Court Practice Section and has lectured at numerous continuing legal education programs there and elsewhere, including the New York City Bar Association, which she represented as a delegate to the State Bar’s House of Delegates. She also served on the City Bar’s Committee on Nominations, Committee on Civil Rights, Art Law Committee, Special Committee on Capital Punishment, Committee on Civil Court, Committee on Criminal Law, and Special Committee on Public Service and Education, and chaired a joint City Bar/NYCLA committee that produced, in six languages, the “New York State Criminal Justice Handbook.”

Hon. Kristin Booth Glen

Judge Booth Glen is Surrogate, New York County, elected 2006 – 2012. She has also served as an Associate Justice, Appellate Term, First Judicial District, appointed by Matthew Crosson from 1993-1995; Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, elected 1986-1993; and Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, elected 1981-1986. She received a BA, Stanford University, 1963 and a LLB, Columbia Law School, 1966. She is admitted to NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1966; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1968; U.S. Tax Court, 1970; U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1970; U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second, Fifth, Seventh and D.C. Circuits, 1968; and U.S. Supreme Court, 1978 Her other professional experience includes, JAMS/Endispute, Mediator & Arbitrator, 1996 to 2005; CUNY School of Law, Dean and Professor of Law, 1995 to 2005; New York Law School, Associate Professor (1980-1981);Adjunct Professor, 1981 to 1995; Hofstra Law School, Visiting Associate Professor, 1978 to 1981; Boies, Glen & Karle, Partner, 1971 to 1980; Rabinowitz, Boudin & Standard, Associate, 1968 to 1971; and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Law Clerk, 1966 to 1968. Judge Booth Glen’s professional memberships include: Board Member, Society of American Law Teachers, 2004 to present; Board Member, Women’s World (Women’s Organization for Rights, Literature and Development), 1999 to present; Member, American Law Institute, 1999 to present; Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation, 1998 to present; Chair, First Judicial Department Committee on Guardianships, 1998 to 2000; Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1996 to present; Board Member, The Fund for Modern Courts, 1995 to 2006; Board Member, Prisoners’ Legal Services, 1995 to present; Member, Executive Committee, Board of Justices, New York County, 1993 to 1995; Member, Board of Overseers, Brookdale Center on Law and Aging, 1991 to present; Advisory Board Member, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, 1991 to present; Member, Board of Directors, Media Access Project, Washington D.C., 1974 to 2005. Judge Booth Glen’s publications include: • In Defense of the PSABE abd Other “Alternative” Thoughts, 20 Georgia State Law Rev., No. 4, 2004 • The Law School in and as Community, 35 Univ of Toledo Law Rev., No. 1, 2003 • Thinking Out of the Bar Exam Bar: A Proposal to “MacCrate” Entry to the Profession, 23 Pace Law Rev., No. 2, 2003 • Introduction to the Winning Essays of the ABA/FJC Law and Aging Student Essay Competition, Sid Kress Award, 6 New York City Law Rev., No. 2, 2003 • When and Where We Enter: Rethinking Admission to the Legal Profession, 102 Columbia Law Rev., No. 6, 2002 • Pro Bono and Public Interest Opportunites in legal Education, NYSB Journal, • Introduction, Abrams, ed. Guardianship Practice, New York State Bar Association, 1997 • Guardianship Monitoring in Supreme Court (co-authored with Julia Spring, issued in the name of the Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging), 49 Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 604, 1994 • Roe v. Wade in Krieger (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, 1993 • Parents with Aids, Children with Aids, 29 Judges Journal 14, Spring 1990 • Working Women: The Subterranean World of Street Prostitution (Book Review), New York Law School Human Rights Annual, Vol. 111, Fall 1985 • Abortion in the Courts, Hofstra Women’s Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1978

Hon. Stephen G. Crane

Hon. Stephen G. Crane (Ret.) was the Senior Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department and has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County since 1984. Justice Crane presided as one of the New York County Justices in the Commercial Division handling complex commercial cases from 1995 to 2001, and Administrative Judge, Civil Branch, Supreme Court, New York County from 1996 to 2001. Widely respected for being knowledgeable, thoughtful, and fair, Justice Crane is most comfortable in the middle of conflict, helping parties sort out their problems and reach an amicable resolution. He is currently a Mediator at JAMS and was Voted Best Mediator, Financial Markets, New York Law Journal’s “Best of” Survey, 2012. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Robert L. Haig Award for Distinguished Public Service, New York State Bar Association; Louis J. Capozzoli Gavel Award, New York County Lawyers’ Association; Distinguished Service Award, Law Secretaries & Law Assistants Collegium; Harold A. Stevens Jewel Award, New York County Lawyers’ Association–Tort Section; and Jack Newton Lerner Award for Contributions to Continuing Legal Education, New York County Lawyers’ Association. He holds a J.D., with distinction, Cornell Law School, 1963 and a B.S., Cornell University, 1960. Judge Crane’s professional affiliations include: • Past President, Cornell Law Association and Past Chair, Cornell Law School Advisory Council; • Past Member, Pattern Jury Instructions Committee of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York. • New York County Lawyers’ Association, Co-Chair, Institute on Continuing Legal Education, Chair, History Committee, Member, Board of Directors, Cromwell Awards Committee, Past Member: Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Section (founding co-chair) • New York State Bar Association, Immediate Past Chair, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules; Member: Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Executive Committee, Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee; Former Member, House of Delegates; Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation; Member of former Commission on Legal Services for the Middle Income • Association of Trial Lawyers of America and New York State Trial Lawyers Association • New York Regional Board and Executive Committee, Anti-Defamation League • National Center for State Courts: Project Advisory Committee for A Manual for Managing Notorious Cases, 1990-1992 Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the City of New York and Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York • Member, Board of Justices, First Judicial District • Former Chair, Board of Trustees, New York County Public Access Law Library • Museum Memberships: The Guggenheim Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Arts and Design; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; The Museum of Jewish Heritage; Frank Lloyd Wright Association • Member, New York State Dispute Resolution Association

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