Art from Abroad: Legal Protection of Objects from Foreign Countries

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
Whether buying or borrowing art and cultural heritage objects from overseas, handling foreign objects is fraught with legal dangers. In this program, Patty Gerstenblith, law professor at DePaul University College of Law and Chair of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) will join Washington, D.C. attorneys Eden Burgess of Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC and Laina Lopez of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP for an engaging program on recent legal developments having a profound impact on the international art world. The panel will explore mechanisms that the law provides for dealing with illegal exports to the United States, how foreign nations can protect objects loaned to United States institutions, and the ramifications of recent art-related lawsuits against foreign sovereigns in the United States.

This brown bag program is sponsored by the Public International and Criminal Law Committee of the International Law Section.

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th Street, NW
(Metro Center Metro Station)
Washington DC 20004

Contact Information
Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

  • Eden Burgess, Attorney, Cultural Heritage Partners PLLC

  • Patty Gerstenblith, Chair, U.S. Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee and Professor of Law, DePaul University, School of Law

  • Laina Lopez, Attorney, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP (Speaker/Moderator)


Government or Non-Profit Employee


International Law Section


Law Student


Non-Section Member