Registration is open for the annual Legal Issues in Museum Administration conference organized by the American Law Institute’s Continuing Legal Education. Year after year, this conference brings together top practitioners and museum professionals for important updates and presentations, and always engaging discussions. Hope to see you there.
From the posted program, the schedule and faculty are currently as follows:
Brendan Connell Jr., Managing Director and Counsel for Administration, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Farleigh Earhart, Associate General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Sara Geelan, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Nicholas S. Holmes, General Counsel, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Eryn Starun, Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Adine Varah, Deputy City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco
Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Lawrence H. Berger, General Counsel, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Rachelle Browne, Associate General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Henry S. (Harry) Bryans, Consultant, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
John R. Cahill, Cahill Partners LLP, New York
Robert W. Clarida, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York
Stephen W. Clark, Vice President. General Counsel, and Secretary, The J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles
Karen Coe, Associate Legal Counsel, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Michael J. Cooney, Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, D.C.
Cristina Del Valle, Senior Associate Counsel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Larry Dubinski, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Lauryn H. Guttenplan, Associate General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Julie Hart, Senior Director, Museum Standards and Excellence, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, D.C.
Roger I. Ideishi, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia
Leslie Johnston, Chief of Repository Development, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Jiyun Cameron Lee, Folger Levin LLP, San Francisco
Judith E. Leonard, General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Alison Lonshein, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, The Frick Collection, New York
Marianna Horton Mermin, Associate General Counsel, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
India Pinkney, General Counsel, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
C. Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania; Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia
Jonathan A. Segal, Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia
Marsha Shaines, Deputy General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Yayoi Shionoiri, Assistant General Counsel, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Eric J. Snyder, Wilk Auslander LLP, New York
Stephen K. Urice, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. Museum Trademark Basics (optional session) - Mr. Clarida and Ms. Mermin
8:55 a.m. Welcome and Announcements - ALI CLE Staff
9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks - Ms. Earhart
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Art Museums and the Commercial Paradigm - Mr. Anderson
10:00 a.m. Big Brother, Big Data: How Museums are Collecting, Using, and Storing Digital Data - Mss. Guttenplan and Johnston
11:15 a.m. Pieces of the Past: Repatriation and Collaborative Agreements - Professor Urice, Moderator; Messrs. Clark and Rose and Ms. Coe
12:15 p.m. Networking Box Lunches
Problem Solving for Lawyers: “Bring your own topic.”
Teaching Museum Law: Tips and Best Practices for Lawyers in Academia
New and Emerging Professionals
1:30 p.m. Maintaining a Happy and Healthy Museum Workforce: Developments in Employment Law – Mr. Segal
2:30 p.m. Interns and Volunteers: Legal Standards and Best Practices for Non-Profits - Mr. Connell and Ms. Starun
4:00 p.m. Welcoming and Protecting Your Audience: Visitor Policies - Mr. Connell and Ms. Earhart
6:00 p.m. Reception – The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. Home Alone: A Legal Tool Kit for Solo Practitioners and Museums without Counsel (optional session) – Mr. Holmes and Ms. Lonshein
9:15 a.m. Tax and Statutory Updates - Mss. Del Valle and Shaines
10:45 a.m. Social Media/Technology Legal Updates - Ms. Starun
11:30 a.m. Donations, Not Depositions! Gift Agreement Pointers for Transactional Lawyers and Staff - Mr. Berger and Mss. Cameron Lee and Varah
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Ask the Lawyer (Almost) Anything
Ask the Lawyer (Almost) Anything – Mss. Coe, Geelan, and Pinkney
Accessibility of Exhibits and Programs* - Professor Ideishi
Music Licensing – Mss. Browne and Mermin
Investment Committee Policies – Mr. Cooney and Ms. Leonard
Ask the IP Lawyer – Mss. Del Valle and Guttenplan
On-site Vendor Contracts – Mr. Dubinski and Ms. Earhart
Museum Accreditation: Navigating the Process – Ms. Hart
Federal Grants: Tips and Issue Spotting – Ms. Pinkney
4:30 p.m. Litigation Update - Mr. Clark
6:00 p.m. Reception – The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. Ethics and Professional Responsibility - Mr. Bryans
9:00 a.m. Charitable Contributions 101 - Mss. Lonshein and Shaines
9:45 a.m. Bankruptcy and the Museum: Protecting against Uncertain Times - Mr. Holmes, moderator; Messrs. Cahill and Snyder
11:00 a.m. Corporate Sponsorships - Mr. Dubinski and Ms. Geelan
12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment