Friday, February 28, 2014

Save the Date: U.S. Federal Power and the Repatriation of Cultural Artifacts

When:  April 3, 2014 @ 2-4PM

Where:  New York City Bar Association, 42 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Cost:  Open to the Public Free of Charge

The use of civil and criminal forfeiture actions, as well as broad  informational demands by foreign governments pursuant to mutual legal assistance treaties (MLAT), have impacted the ability of collectors, museums and antiquities and paleontological dealers to acquire objects.  The panel will discuss the use of these prosecutorial instruments and the questions they raise about how U.S. policy is being made and applied to effectuate the repatriation of cultural artifacts to their countries of origins. 

Speakers: Peter K. Tompa (Program Co-Chair and Moderator, Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC); Michael McCullough (Program Co-Chair, Michael McCullough LLC, art law practitioner); Sharon Levin (Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of SDNY Forfeiture Section); Evan Barr (Steptoe &  Johnson LLP, white collar crime practitioner); James McAndrew (Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP; Former Senior Special Agent, US Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations).

For the NY City Bar Association's Announcement, see here.

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