Sunday, October 18, 2015

Who Should Profit From The Holocaust? Nazi Looted Art in US Museums

The University of Toledo College of Law and the Toledo Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo present                  

The David S. Stone Law Lecture


Raymond J. Dowd

Raymond J. Dowd

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Noon (1.0 CLE) & 7 p.m. (1.5 CLE)
McQuade Law Auditorium

"Who should profit from the Holocaust? Legal controversies over Nazi art looting" 

The problem of unrestituted Nazi looted art is one facing museums, governments, and private collectors worldwide. In 1998 the issue hit the front pages of the world press when District Attorney Robert Morgenthau seized two works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This seizure led the U.S. State Department under the Clinton Administration to convene 44 countries and prominent art world players to sign on to the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art.
In the wake of the Washington Conference, many countries created commissions to oversee restitution of Nazi-looted art. Join attorney Ray Dowd as he discusses recent federal litigation and international developments involving the unfinished business of World War II and the legacy of the Holocaust.

About Raymond J. Dowd

Raymond J. Dowd is a partner in the law firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City. His practice consists of federal and state trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation. He served as lead trial counsel in notable cases involving 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 and handled matters in Surrogate’s Court, including Matter of Flamenbaum (2013), recovering an ancient Assyrian tablet for the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Manhattan College and Fordham Law School.

CLE & Registration

The Noon course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour(s), with 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction.
The 7 p.m. course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 total CLE hour(s), with 1.5 of attorney professional conduct instruction.
The cost for the CLE is free, but we ask that you RSVP by email to
 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

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