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Dunnington’s Raymond Dowd and Betsy Dale Co-Chair FBA’s Virtual Art Law & Litigation Conference

By April 26, 2021No Comments

Dunnington partner Raymond Dowd and Dunnington associate Betsy Dale are Co-Chairs of the Planning Committee of the Federal Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Art Law & Litigation Conference, which will take place on April 29 and April 30.

Each day of this two-day conference will include a headlining presentation and three panels on timely art law topics including: a notorious Nazi art plunderer and his career in the postwar art world; selling and consigning artwork in the era of COVID-19; current controversies surrounding museum deaccessioning; art appraisals from different art world perspectives; how artificial intelligence and non-fungible tokens changed the art world; new market considerations in buying and selling art today; what every lawyer needs to know about the Visual Artists Rights Act relating to street art and real property; and a recent U.S. Supreme Court case involving sovereign immunity and Nazi-looted art.

Presenters include top art law lawyers, art historians, academics, curators, artists, and representatives from museums, auction houses and art advisory firms.

For the past two years, this annual FBA conference has been hosted by the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park in New York City. Mr. Dowd and Ms. Dale are excited to bring the same quality programming to attendees virtually in 2021. Attorneys and non-attorneys interested in the intersection of art and the law should register here:  Registration is open until Friday, April 23, 2021.

About Raymond Dowd

Raymond Dowd serves on the Executive Committee of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, and devotes his practice to litigation and dispute resolution.  He is the author of Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters West 2020-2021) now in its thirteenth edition and is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.  Mr. Dowd currently serves as President of the American Foreign Law Association. Mr. Dowd is a past President of Network of Bar Leaders and the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of the National Arts Club and the Fordham Law Alumni Association.  He has litigated significant cases at the trial and appellate levels in the fields of copyright, trademark, broadcasting, fine art, trusts and estates, business valuation, fraud, and insurance law.  In honor of his distinguished career service to the bench and bar, he has received the Harold Baer, Jr. Award from Network of Bar Leaders, the Roger Goebel Award from Fordham Law School and the Earl Kintner Award from the Federal Bar Association.

About Betsy Dale

Betsy Dale is an associate at Dunnington, Bartholow and Miller. Her practice is focused on commercial litigation, employment law, and intellectual property and art law matters. Prior to joining Dunnington, Ms. Dale was the Staff Attorney at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. She is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee. She received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University.

About Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP

In 2021, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP celebrates one hundred years of successfully serving its clients. Dunnington provides a full array of legal services including corporate, litigation, trusts & estates, intellectual property, international, real estate, immigration, and not-for-profit practice areas. Dunnington’s industry-specific practice areas include art law, fashion law and advertising law. Dunnington lawyers practice in a wide range of industries and practice areas and serve a global client base seeking reliable advice in the New York market. Dunnington’s personalized approach provides each client with an efficient, cost-effective team to tackle the problem at hand.

About the Federal Bar Association

Founded in 1920, the FBA is a 19,000+ professional association of judges and lawyers in federal practice across the U.S. Its mission is the promotion of the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in federal law. The FBA serves as the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.

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