Art Crime & Professionals Forum
September 18 - 20, 2019

September 18 - 19th    University Club of Chicago / Cathedral Hall / 76 E Monroe Street, Chicago
September 20th          EXPO Chicago - Northern Trust Exchange Stage / Navy Pier, Festival Hall / 600 E Grand Avenue, Chicago

Following the success of the 2018 inaugural event, EXPO CHICAGO and Art Vérité present the 2019 Art Crime & Professionals Forum.  Taking place in conjunction with the eighth edition of EXPO CHICAGO—The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art at Chicago's historic Navy Pier, this year’s expanded program will span three days and include a practicum at the fair.  Featuring keynote presentations and interdisciplinary panel discussions from international experts on current issues in art law, ethics and market practice, this CLE accredited program offers essential insight for art professionals, art law attorneys, institutions, collectors, wealth management strategists, artists, and heritage stakeholders.


In addition to an extensive program of speakers, The 2019 Art Crime & Professionals Forum provides attendees with a unique opportunity to engage with key art and cultural property professionals, gallerists, art attorneys, legal authorities, and financial advisors at several exclusive events and receptions. Highlights include access to EXPO CHICAGO's VIP Preview— offering an exclusive first look at artworks on view from 135 of the world’s leading international art galleries, and Vernissage — the exposition's opening night benefit presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Women's Board.

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of all that is happening at EXPO CHICAGO throughout the weekend. Admission complimentary for you and a guest with EXPO CHICAGO VIP pass (provided with full program registration).

Registration Fees:
Full Symposium (9/18 - 9/20): $575 | Full Symposium including CLE Certification: $675 [12 CLEs]
CLE certification for EXPO VIPs attending only the Professionals Forum on Friday, 9/20: $35 [1.5 CLEs*]

Registration is now closed for the 2019 Forum

Art Crime Forum
University Club Chicago

Wednesday, September 18
Check-in & Light Breakfast: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Program 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Distinguished Speaker |When Museums Make Mistakes: Ghent & the Russian Avant Garde (9:30-10:30 AM)

  • James Butterwick, Owner, James Butterwick Fine Arts LTD, London, UK

The Value of Worth: Art Crime Prosecution (10:30 – 11:30 AM)

  • Brian Brusokas, Special Agent, FBI Art Crime Team, Chicago, IL

  • Jane CH Jacob, Managing Partner, Art Vérité LLC, Chicago, IL

Copyright Infringement: Protecting Artistic Intent (11:45 AM – 1:00 PM)

  • Jeffrey S. Becker, Esq., Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Chicago, IL

  • William McGrath, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner, Davis McGrath LLC, Chicago, IL

  • Andrew Gerber, Esq., Kushnirsky Gerber PLLC, NY

Resolving Disputes: New Court of Arbitration for Art (2:30 – 3:45 PM)

  • William Charron, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP, NY

  • Jennifer Mass, President, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, LLC, NY

Vulnerable Markets: Money Laundering & Criminal Financing (4:00 - 5:30 PM)

  • Coco Soodek, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner, Seasongood Law, Inc., Chicago, IL

  • Timothy Carpenter, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Art Theft Program, FBI Art Crime Team, Washington, DC

  • Katie A. Paul, Anthropologist and Co-Director, Antiquities Trafficking and Heritage Anthropology Research (ATHAR) Project, Washington, DC

    On September 18, a reception will be held at the University Club Chicago from 5:30 - 7:30pm.


Art Crime Forum
University Club Chicago

Thursday, September 19
Check-in & Light Breakfast: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Program 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Keeping Fakes & Forgeries Out of the Market: Possible Remedies (9:00 – 10:00 AM)

  • Judd Grossman, Esq., Founder & Managing Partner, Grossman, LLP, NY

  • Perry Amsellem, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP, NY 

Conflict & Colonialism: Restitution Outside of WWII (10:00 – 11:15 AM)

  • Alice Farren Bradley, Independent Art Law Specialist, London, UK

  • Ndubuisi “Endy” C. Ezeluomba, Curator of African Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

  • Michael Salzman, Esq., Head of the Art Law Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, NY 

  • Patty Gerstenblith, Esq., Director, Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL

Pressure Points in Transactions: Buying & Selling (11:30 AM – 12:45 PM)

  • Christopher J. Robinson, Esq., Rottenberg Lipman Rich P.C., NY

  • Hartley Waltman, Esq., General Counsel, Americas at Phillips, NY

  • Susanne L. Shier, JD, LLM, CFP®
    Chief Wealth Planning and Tax Strategist
    Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL

Practicum / EXPO CHICAGO, Navy Pier, Festival Hall (1:00 – 6:00 PM)

VIP Preview & Vernissage - EXPO CHICAGO, Navy Pier, Festival Hall (6:00 – 9:00 PM)

On September 19, all attendees are invited to participate in a practicum at EXPO CHICAGO. Explore the exposition and meet the 2019 exhibitors during the exclusive VIP Preview, followed by Vernissage from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. (Access to EXPO CHICAGO | September 19-22, including VIP Preview, Vernissage, and weekend admission complimentary with full program registration)

Professionals Forum
EXPO Chicago / Navy Pier

Friday, September 20
Check-in 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Program 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Private Visions, Public Legacy: The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection (1:00 – 2:15 PM)

  • Jane CH Jacob, Managing Partner, Art Vérité LLC, Chicago, IL

  • Pamela J. Joyner & Alfred J. Giuffrida, The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, San Francisco, CA

  • Rebecca J. McDade, Senior Vice President & Regional Wealth Advisor,

    Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL

Protecting Artist Legacy and Estates (2:30 – 4:00 PM)

  • Perry Amsellem, Esq., Attorney for Dedalus Foundation, Pryor Cashman LLP, NY

  • Patrice Perkins, Esq., Attorney for Amanda Williams, Creative Genius Law, Chicago, IL

  • Tiffanie Powell, Esq., Tiffanie B. Powell & Associates, P.C., Chicago, IL

  • Mary Dinaburg, Principal, Art Legacy Planning, NY

  • Roberta Kramer, Managing Director, Heritage Auctions, Chicago, IL

Following the conference, all attendees are invited to take advantage of their VIP status and visit EXPO Chicago through the weekend, until Sunday, September 22.

*For those attending only the Professionals Forum on September 20 for CLE credit, materials will be sent after the event.