Art and the Spoils of War: Lessons from the Temple of Ishtar (April 9, 2019)

Program Number: 2967

Program Date: 04/09/2019

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Join us for the story of how the ownership of an Assyrian gold tablet excavated in 1913 from the Temple of Ishtar ended up before New York’s Court of Appeals. In an image-packed presentation, New York attorney Ray Dowd will narrate the exciting sequence of events leading to his successful retrieval of the tablet on behalf of Germany’s Pergamon Museum. Learn about how this landmark case affects lovers of art and antiquities in New York and beyond. Learn how Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War-era rejection of the spoils of war doctrine shapes our law today. Attendees will obtain a refresher on the basics of conversion and replevin claims in the context of a unique chattel, as well as considering the application of the equitable doctrine of laches in the context of disputes arising from alleged wrongs that may have occurred decades or even centuries in the past.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 CLE Credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 CLE Credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY

Presenters


Raymond Dowd, Esq.

Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP

Raymond Dowd is a partner in the law firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City. He authored Copyright Litigation Handbook (now in its 10th edition). His practice consists of federal and state trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation, having served as lead trial counsel in broadcasting, fashion, publishing, art law, copyright, trademark, cybersquatting, privacy, trusts and decedents estates, licensing, corporate and real estate cases, often working closely with experts in valuation. He has litigated questions of Austrian, Canadian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Swiss law in U.S. courts and led cross-border investigations and discovery. He litigated landmark decisions from Surrogate’s Court to the New York Court of Appeals, including the Estate of Doris Duke and recovering an ancient Assyrian tablet for Berlin’s Pergamon Museum. Mr. Dowd lectures internationally on copyright litigation and on Nazi art looting.

He serves on the Board of Governors of the National Arts Club, co-founded the annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers’ Association and served as the Federal Bar Association’s General Counsel . He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where he serves on the Board of the alumni association and co-chairs its International Affinity Group. Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Manhattan College and earned his law degree at Fordham Law School. He speaks French and Italian. In 2018, he received the Harold J. Baer, Jr. Public Service Award from Network of Bar Leaders at a ceremony held at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

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