2019 Art Law & Litigation Conference

Taking place this year in New York City, the 2019 FBA Art Law and Litigation Conference will provide an unparalleled opportunity for expert insight and career development. This full day of CLE programming navigates a variety of art-related legal topics. Attorneys, as well as art professionals, from gallery owners and auctioneers to museum curators and administrators, will be come together to discuss legal issues within the art world.

There are three ways to register for this national event:
1)Register Online
2) Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 for processing
3) Mail PDF Registration Form to the following address for processing
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2019 Art Law Conference
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395

One Day Registration Fees

   Early Bird
(Before 2/7)
 Sustaining Member   $250  $295
 Member  $260  $310
 Nonmember  $335  $385


 Student/Observation Only


Two Day Registration Fees (Includes the Fashion Law Conference on 2/8)

   Early Bird
(Before 2/7)
 Sustaining Member   $455  $550
 Member  $480  $580
 Nonmember  $630  $730


 Student/Observation Only


Payment Methods
Acceptable methods of payment include credit card and check. We can accept cash payments onsite on the event date. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.
Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, January 18, 2019. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification. Please contact Laura Mulhern at
lmulhern@fedbar.org with cancellation and/or substitution requests.

8:45-9:00 a.m. 

Opening Remarks
Linda Zagaria, National Arts Club President

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Panel I – Practical Tips for Art Law Practitioners
• Maria Z. Vathis, Of Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (Moderator)
• Karin J. Barkhorn, Counsel, Bryan Cave Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
• Amanda A. Rottermund, Associate, Withers Bergman LLP
• Christopher Robinson, Partner, Cahill, Cossu, Noh & Robinson LLP

10:15-11:15 a.m. 

Panel II – Salty Impressionism: Admiralty Jurisdiction and Art
• Dennis M. Wade, Partner, Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP (Moderator)
• Michelle Otero Valdés, Attorney, Chalos & CO, P.C.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel III – Money Laundering in the Art Market – The Current Landscape
• Palmina M. Fava, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP (Moderator)
• Jonathan Illari, General Counsel, Americas, Phillips
• Andrew Adams, AUSA, Deputy Chief, Money Laundering Division, Southern District of New York
• Laura Patten, Art & Finance National Leader, Deloitte

12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Luncheon Keynote
Tales from the Temple of Ishtar: Recovery of Cultural Artifacts

• Raymond J. Dowd, Partner, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP

1:45-2:45 p.m. 

Panel IV – Assault on Fine Art? Photography & Copyright in the Digital Age
• Elizabeth Varner, Staff Curator, U.S. Department of the Interior (Moderator)
• Jana S. Farmer, Attorney, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
• Julie A. Hopkins, Attorney, Hopkins IP
• Lisa F. Moore, Managing Member, Moore Pequignot LLC

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Panel V –  What is Art? Answers from the Copyright Office
• Margaret Wheeler-Frothingham, Managing Associate, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
• Nancy E. Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 

Closing Remarks
• Ben Hartley, Executive Director, National Arts Club
• Steven R. Schindler, Chair of Art Law Committee NYCBA

Contact Elizabeth Johnson if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact
Laura Mulhern, Meeting Planner.

February 7, 2019
The National Arts Club
New York, NY

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