Diane Penneys Edelman is Director of International Programs and a Professor of Legal Writing at Villanova University School of Law, where she has taught since 1993. She directs the summer program in Rome co-sponsored by Villanova Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law, and teaches International Art & Cultural Heritage Law in that program as well. She also serves as faculty advisor for the Art Law Society, the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Barnes Foundation externships. She earned an A.B. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. She also clerked for the Honorable I. Leo Glasser of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a litigation attorney at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York and at Hoyle, Morris & Kerr in Philadelphia before teaching at Villanova Law.
Thomas R. Kline advises clients on a wide variety of art, museum, and cultural heritage matters, including issues of ownership, theft, authenticity, breach of contract, insurance, and related disputes. Since 1989 he has practiced in litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, and he has represented governments, museums, churches, foundations, and families in recovering stolen art and cultural property. He also represents American museums and collectors responding to claims.
Tom is the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, and on the advisory board of the Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage.
Colette Loll is the founder and director of Art Fraud Insights, a consulting firm that specializes in cultural heritage protection from an anti-forgery perspective. She also serves as a Senior Advisor for the SmartWater Foundationand is a Member of the Antiquities Coalition’s Task Force to combat looting. In addition to her business background and M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts, Colette is currently pursuing a doctorate in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University.
Ryan Rowberry is an Associate Professor and Associate Director for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. He teaches Property Law, Natural Resources Law, and Anglo-American Legal History. Professor Rowberry researches issues related to cultural heritage and historic preservation law. Most recently, Professor Rowberry co-authored Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell, a groundbreaking book that provides the first in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts.