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. 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
• 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
Judd B. Grossman, Esq.
Judd Grossman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Grossman LLP. Judd represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex commercial cases, including securities, insurance, antitrust, and art-related disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Prior to founding Grossman LLP, Judd was a Counsel in the securities litigation practice group of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, one of the country’s premier litigation firms, before joining the Dontzin Law Firm LLP, an international litigation boutique. Judd has been involved in several high-profile art cases, including an art-forgery litigation against the Knoedler Gallery and its former director relating to the $17 million purchase of an allegedly counterfeit Jackson Pollock painting, and an action on behalf of a prominent New York art gallery against a Carnegie Museum trustee arising out of the sale of a Peter Doig painting. Judd serves as Chair of the Art Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and he is a member of the Art Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he is Chair of the Title Subcommittee. For each of the past two years, Judd was named a New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Litigation.
Judd graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his law degree. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle, currently the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Judd lives in Manhattan with his wife, Meredith, who is an attending physician in the Pediatrics Department of Mount Sinai Hospital, and their daughters, Eliza and Sydney. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Arts Partnership, a nonprofit organization in New York that advances the academic and social development of underserved public-school students through arts-integrated education programs.
Hon. Mimi E. Tsankov
Hon. Mimi E. Tsankov (personal capacity) has been a U.S. Immigration Judge since 2006. She has held a variety of roles during this time including Pro Bono Liaison Judge, contributing editor to the Immigration Judge Benchbook, Attorney Discipline Adjudicator, Chair, Immigration Court - Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Committee, Mentor Judge, and Juvenile Docket Best Practices Committee. She is currently active in a variety of roles in the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), focusing on women’s issues and vulnerable populations cases. In her personal capacity, she is the Chair of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Southern District of New York (SDNY) Chapter Immigration Law Committee, and the Deputy Chair of the FBA International Law Section. She is a member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Human Trafficking Subcommittee, and a Board Member of the
American Bar Association (ABA) Immigration Law Section. Judge Tsankov serves as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and the University of Colorado, School of Law. She has published articles in the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration Legal Advisor, and in various academic law journals. She speaks regularly before members of the immigration law community at international, national, and regional conferences.
Ann Burdick is Director of Legal Services at the Writers Guild of America East, Inc. The WGAE represents approximately 4,000 writers in television, film, new media and digital news. Ms. Burdick engages in collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration, settlement negotiations, organizing campaigns and credit disputes. Prior to her employment at the WGAE, she served as in-house counsel at the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (“AFTRA”) and New York State United Teachers (“NYSUT”). Ms. Burdick is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the George Washington University School of Law.
Rachel Chanoff has been working in performing arts and film for 35 years and is the founder and director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film, her New York City-based programming, consulting, and production company. She is the Curator of Performing Arts and Film for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Director of Programming of the CenterSeries at the '62 Center for Theater and Dance at Williams College, Consultant to the Feature Film and Theater Programs for the Sundance Institute and to the RAWI screenwriters lab in Jordan, Curator of The New York Jewish Film Festival and The Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Artistic Director of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, New York’s longest running free outdoor performing arts festival. Rachel is proud to serve on the board of the 52nd Street Project and Working Films. She is also a long time participant in the
Theater Development Fund’s Open Doors program, which introduces underserved high school students to the theater.
Nicola Tegoni is a member of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP’s immigration practice group. His practice is exclusive to U.S. Immigration Law. Mr. Tegoni represents and counsels companies and individual clients in business immigration, family immigration, citizenship, removal defense, federal court litigation, and asylum. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the preeminent national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Tegoni is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and he also serves as a Pro Bono Attorney for The City University of New
York Citizenship & Immigration Project and as a Pro Bono Attorney for the New York City Immigrant Advocacy Initiative (NYCIAI). Mr. Tegoni received his Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Political Science, Peace & Conflict Studies, Legal Studies, and International Studies from Brandeis University and his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He is also fluent in Italian and French.