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NYCLA Fifth Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute: International Ethics

The New York County Lawyer's Association invited Alexandra Darraby as the Keynote Speaker for the NYCLA Fifth Annual ART Litigation & Dispute Resolution Institute to be held in New York City on November 16, 2012. The keynote title is An Ethical GPS for International Practice. The Institute's faculty represents the top law firms and arts experts in the country, with each panel moderated by members of the New York County Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade and New York County Surrogate's Court.

Faculty experts from the bench, bar, noted art galleries, insurance agencies, art consultants, government and non-profit organizations, and the Art Law Firm, will discuss the complex issues confronting today's art world, including how to deal with pressing ethical issues in a global art environment.

At the 85th California State Bar Annual Meeting Last in Monterey, California in October 2012, Ms. Darraby moderated a two-hour international ethics program, The Ethics of Cross Border Practice. The interactive roundtable of ethics experts, litigators and arbitrators, coupled with her transactional experience, navigated the ethical maze of technology, confidentiality, discovery and work product in multi-jurisdictional practices. 

"I am very honored to be chosen as the keynote speaker among such a distinguished faculty at this significant event," says Darraby. "Sharing my experiences on international deals is geared to creating a beneficial exchange with colleagues in the art bar. I congratulate NYCLA on commemorating five years of the Art Institute, and its commitment to the importance of the arts in legal practice."

5th Annual Art Litigation & Dispute Resolution Institute

Join faculty experts from the bench, bar, academia, art galleries, insurance agencies, art consultants, government and non-profit organizations as they take you through the most relevant issues in today's art world, including how to deal with the ethical issues that arise. 

The program will include the following panels: 

  • Panel 1: The Law and Business of Sculpture and Fine Art Multiples
  • Panel 2: Stewardship of Art Collections: What Lawyers Need to Know
  • Panel 3: The Law of Antiquities
  • Keynote Address: An Ethical GPS for an International Art Practice
  • Panel 4: The Arts on Capitol Hill
  • Panel 5: Trusts, Estates and Art: What Lawyers Need to Know 
  • Panel 6: Legal Issues Surrounding Art Galleries and Art Dealing

* Lunch will be provided

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Hon Stephen G. Crane (Ret.), JAMS
Raymond J. Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP


Alexandra DarrabyThe Art Law Firm, author, Art Artifact Architecture & Museum Law


Helen Allen, Allen Cooper Enterprises; Judith Bresler, Withersworldwide; John Cahill, Lynn | Cahill; Maura Kehoe Collins, Artiphile, Art Collections Management Services; Darlene Fairman, Herrick Feinstein LLP; Hon. Helen Freedman, App. Div., First Dept.; Hon. Nicholas Garaufis, E.D.N.Y.; Hon. Kirstin Booth Glen, New York County Surrogate's Court; Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, First Judicial District; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County; Christine Lepera, Mitchell Silberg & Knupp LLP; Ralph Lerner,Withersworldwide; Sharon Levin, Asset Forfeiture Dept., U.S. Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y.; Ann Lydecker, Cirkers, Fine Art Storage & Logistics; James McAndrew,Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman Klestadt LLP; Michael McCullough, MichaelMcCullough LLC; William Pearlstein, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP; Hon. Delissa Ridgway, U.S. Court of International Trade; Chris Robinson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Kirsten Squires, Cook Maran Associates, Innovative Insurance Strategies; Renee Vara, Vara Art;

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