Wednesday, May 27, 2015

From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

Museums have recently been criticized by the Jewish Claims Conference in a report here for ethical lapses: promising to, yet failing to research their collections and to coordinate and promote research into the provenance of their collections.  The report conclude that Nazi looted art in museum collections has still not been identified or researched, much less returned.   Are museums are simply waiting for the last Holocaust victims to die before publishing research on their collections?  ISIS finances itself by looting antiquities.  How can we stop museums from creating a market for these spoils?

If you care about the history and future of American museums, I hope that you will please join Judge Barbara Jaffe and me for this wonderful event at New York County Lawyers' Association on June 16.

  For more information and to register:  http://www.nycla.org/index.cfm?section=CLE&page=CLE_Detail&itemID=4082&dateID=20150616 
   
 
     
   
 
 
 

Location: New York County Lawyers' Association 2nd Floor Auditorium, 14 Vesey Street
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Member Price:   $50
Non-Member Attorney Price:   $75

Course ID: C061615
Credits: 2 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 General
2 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional
Course Description:
While much attention has been given to the resolution of the case surrounding the Woman in Gold portrait, learn the facts and ethical considerations behind the current pending controversies regarding artworks looted by Nazi Germany, including Camille Pissarro’s “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” currently residing at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma and Egon Schiele’s “Girl With Black Hair,” currently at Oberlin College.

This fascinating discussion will look at the law, the history and the ethical considerations involved in the still unfolding cases resulting from the unfinished business of World War II.

Faculty:
Faculty: Raymond Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Acting Justice, Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, New York, NY

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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2014-2015) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015




Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum
(currently at Oberlin College)

THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATION

Invites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE Course

FROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases

With Speakers:

Hon. Barbara Jaffe
Acting Justice, Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, New York, NY
Raymond J. Dowd, Esq.
Partner-Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NY


This free course, which includes lite dinner, is offered ONLY to our current members and is sponsored by NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATION

WHERE: Monroe College, GADDY HALL, 380 Main Street, New Rochelle, N.Y.
WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2015, Registration and Lite Dinner at 5:30 pm; CLE 6 – 8 pm

This 2-credit SKILLS CLE Course is approved as Transitional and Non-Transitional (appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys).  The NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATION is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York

EMAIL YOUR RESPONSE to Jeffrey L. Levin, Esq., at jeffrey.levin.law@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: SEATING IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 REGISTRANTS.

[NOTE! We will send a confirmation of registration by return email.
  If you do not receive a confirmation you are not registered and will not be admitted.]

NOTE: You will not be admitted if you arrive 10 minutes or more after the program begins.
Also, if you enroll for a CLE class and are unable to attend, please call Jeff Levin, Esq. at 725-3468 at least 24 hours in advance so that members who may have been placed on a waiting list can be registered.  If you enroll but fail to timely cancel for more than one CLE class, you may be precluded from attending future CLEs.

For more information on Nazi art looting, check out Can A Jewish Man Imprisoned In The Dachau Concentration Camp Transfer Good Title To A Schiele Painting?

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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.
Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2014-2015) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Monday, April 20, 2015

European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintl


Welcome Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 26, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Assistant Dean Vera Bullock
7, Rue du Perche
75003 Paris
Complimentary
Academic Program
Saturday, June 27, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Registration
10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. - Program
Sorbonne Law School
Pantheon Building
Salle 1 (2nd Floor)
12, Place du Pantheon
75005 Paris
Featuring:
Dean Michael M. Martin
Associate Dean Nestor Davidson
Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine
Raymond Dowd '91, Partner, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
Ariane Samson-Division, Associate, K&L Gates
Lunch will immediately follow in the Apartment Decanal

Alumni Dinner
8 p.m.
Location to be confirmed.
Complimentary for alumni and incoming students, €TBD for guests


RSVP by Friday, June 19th to lawalumni@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-6806.
 

More information at http://law.fordham.edu/alumni/34153.htm

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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2014-2015) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015

 
 
Looted Masterpieces:
The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen Art
May 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
 
Introduction by The Honorable Robert Bacharach,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
 
Presented by Raymond J. Dowd
 
 
 
 
This seminar will give attendees an overview about art looting during the Second World War and how sales of stolen works bankrolled large parts of the Nazi war machine. Attendees will also learn about laws that were passed in the wake of the looting, to return stolen art to its rightful owners, and the extent to which those laws have been successful. 
 
1 Ethics and 1 General Hour of Colorado CLE Credit
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Registration  opens at 4:30 pm.
Introduction:  5:00 pm –  5:15 pm
Presentation:  5:15 pm-6:15 pm
Reception: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Location:   The Colorado Supreme Court 2 East 14th Avenue Denver, CO 80203
 
Mr. Dowd is a partner in the law firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City. His legal practice centers on litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitration, and mediation. Notable cases in which he has acted as lead counsel involve art law, copyrights, trademarks, cybersquatting, privacy, trusts and decedents estates, licensing, corporate and real estate transactions. He has litigated questions of Austrian, Canadian, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Swiss law.

 

Registration Information

Name: __________________________________________

Firm:    __________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

                 ________________________________________

Phone No.:  _____________________________

 

Registration Fee includes wine and cheese reception.

FBA Member $25                       Non Member $35

Send check payable to the Federal Bar Association Colorado Chapter

by May 4, 2015 to:  FBA Colorado Chapter, P.O. Box 13966, Denver, CO 80201

 

Cancellations received by 5:00 p.m., three business days before the seminar will receive a full refund; less than three business days prior to the seminar will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee; no shows will not receive a refund.

 
CLE Committee Co-Chairs Mimi Tsankov, Board Member,

and Margaret Cordova, President, FBA Colorado Chapter

For information on FBA Colorado Chapter membership, events and programs, please visit our website at www.fedbar.org.  Email:  fedbarcolorado@gmail.com.



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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2014-2015) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw