Monday, August 04, 2014

Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Speak on Stolen Art at ABA Annual Meeting in Boston on August 8, 2014

Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Speak on Stolen Art at ABA Annual Meeting in Boston on August 8, 2014


            Raymond J. Dowd, a partner in the New York law firm Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP, will join a panel of museum and legal experts to discuss:  “Stolen Art: Who Owns the Art Hanging on the Wall?”  The panel, to be held on August 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., is part of  IPCENTRAL, a program organized by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law from August 7-10 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.

            IPCENTRAL is a two-day gathering of the world’s leading IP professionals. Topics of discussion range from the impact of the America Invents Act on patent challenges to the portrayal of IP law in pop culture to recent Supreme Court decisions on patent cases.  Mr. Dowd and his fellow panelists will discuss recent technological and case law developments affecting the traffic in stolen art, including heightened legal and reputational risks now faced by museums and galleries, provenance policies required to ensure proper chain of title to art collections, and increased efforts to facilitate the return of art stolen during World War II.  Mr. Dowd will discuss his success before the New York Court of Appeals in obtaining the return to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany of an ancient Assyrian tablet excavated from the Temple of Ishtar. For the full IPCENTRAL program brochure please click here.

            Mr. Dowd’s practice focuses on litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as arbitration and mediation.  Mr. Dowd is the author of Copyright Litigation Handbook (West 7th Ed. 2013-2014)(updated annually).  Mr. Dowd has handled cases involving art law, copyrights, trademarks, cybersquatting, privacy, trusts and decedents’ estates, licensing, corporate and real estate property.  Mr. Dowd lectures frequently on copyright and art law at events and locations around the world, including the 2009 Prague Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the National Arts Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the San Francisco War Memorial, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

            Mr. Dowd currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, having served as General Counsel (2011-2012) and as President of the Southern District of New York Chapter (2006-2008).  In 2007, he co-founded the Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers’ Association.

            Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP was selected as a 2014 Top Ranked Law Firm for Intellectual Property by Corporate Counsel/ALM/The American Lawyer.  Dunnington is a full-service law firm providing corporate, litigation, intellectual property, real estate, taxation and estate planning services for an international clientele.  Find out more at

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