Corporate counseling includes corporate and transactional work for entrepreneurial companies including international licensing. Trademark counseling includes registration, policing and enforcing rights. Counseling art owners and dealers includes transactional representation, UCC filings, tracking and recovering stolen art, handling disputes involving title, provenance, authenticity and theft.
Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration includes corporate and partnership disputes, contract disputes, copyright, trademark, domain name, licensing, and rights of publicity, conducting bench and jury trials, preparing and arguing federal and state appeals, arbitration, administrative proceedings, emergency applications for injunctive relief, quashing subpoenas, obtaining, enforcing, and collecting judgments.
Trust and estates matters include resolving business succession issues, handling contested probate proceedings through trial, and disputes involving heirship and decedents' estates.
International practice includes licensing deals in Latin America and Russia, litigations in Canada, France and Switzerland, pursuing discovery through letters rogatory, obtaining service of process in foreign countries, obtaining and challenging foreign expert and foreign legal opinions including cross-examination at trial.
Mr. Dowd is a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers' Association together with the Hon. Stephen G. Crane.
AFFILIATIONS: Federal Bar Association - General Counsel 2010-2011, Chair, Circuit Vice Presidents and member ex officio of the Board of Directors (2011-present).Vice President for the Second Circuit (2008-present), Editorial Board, The Federal Lawyer Magazine (2009-2011), President of Southern District of New York Chapter (2006-2008); Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; New York State Bar Association - Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Intellectual Property Law Section; New York County Lawyers' Association - Board of Directors (2003 - 2006).
PUBLICATIONS: Copyright Litigation Handbook (West 6th Ed. 2011); Copyright Litigation Blog.
EDUCATION: Manhattan College (B.A. cum laude International Studies 1986); Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1991), Articles Editor, Fordham International Law Journal.
LANGUAGES: French and Italian. Experienced litigating controversies involving German-language documents.