The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation 10th Annual Conference

Friday, April 5, 2019
     8:00 AM - 6:00 PM     

Georgetown University Law Center

McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium

600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Conference Program

8:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m.       Registration 

9:00 a.m. –9:10 a.m.       Welcome Remarks 

Sonya G. Bonneau, Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown Law

Tom Kline, Partner at Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC; President, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    Panel: Technological and Legal Advances in Using and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Moderator: Tom Kline, Partner at Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC; President, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Nanne Dekking, Founder and CEO,  Artory Inc.

Eleanor Fink, Founder, American Art Collaborative

Richard Landau, M20 Associates, LLC.

Katie A. Paul, Co-Director, the ATHAR Project; affiliated researcher at The Day After Heritage Protection Initiative

Elizabeth Varner, Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Refreshment Break 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Keynote Address

Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Panel: The United States Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee: Federal Law Enforcement’s Role

Moderator: Elizabeth Varner, Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Jake Archer, Special Agent, FBI Art Crime Team

Timothy Carpenter, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Art Theft Program Manager

Mary E. Cook, Senior Program Manager, Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities (CPAA), Homeland Security Investigations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

K.T. Newton, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Lunch Break (McDonough Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      Panel: European Colonial Expropriation and Claims for Repatriation: A New Paradigm for Analyzing Historic Takings

Moderator: Tom Kline, Partner at Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC; President, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Patty GerstenblithDistinguished Research Professor, DePaul University College of Law, founding President of LCCHP

Michael McCullough, Partner, Pearlstein, McCullough & Lederman LLP

Diala Tour√©Ph.D. Art Historian and Senior Fine Arts Appraiser at Appraisals of Value, LLC.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      Refreshment Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.      Panel: Native American Sacred Spaces, Objects, and Relationships

Moderator: Greg Smith, Partner, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Maya Hermann, Legislative Assistant for Senator Martin Heinrich at the United States Senate

Governor Tim Menchego, THPO, Pueblo of Santa Ana

Marion Werkheiser, Founding Partner at Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      Closing remarks 

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.      Reception (McDonough Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium)

Professional (Non-Member*): $200 

Professional (Member): $150 

Student (Non-member*): $65 

Student (Member): $35

*Not a member? Join LCCHP and save on registration while helping us to preserve cultural heritage. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Attorneys may self apply for CLE credit to their State Bar.  The program will most likely be eligible for 6 General CLE credits (60 min states) and 7.2 General CLE credits (50 min states). This program is not currently eligible for CLE credit in Virginia. The following information is required in most jurisdictions in order to apply for MCLE credit:

Sponsor Name: Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Course Title and Description
Course Date: April 5, 2019
Course location: Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.
Timed Agenda and program including speaker biographies (To be handed out at the event)
Course materials (To be shared with CLE registrants electronically on April 5, 2019) 
Fillable pdf application forms for NY,NJ, PA will be emailed to you upon request. For other MCLE state jurisdictions, attorneys should send in an application to their state CLE authority using form applications provided at the state’s MCLE regulator’s website.

Thanks to our Sponsors!



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