Art Law Issues of Authenticity and Chain of Title Disputes

(285 Ratings)

Produced on: November 30, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join art law litigator William Charron as he provides an overview of the legal issues that are involved in cases of fake and stolen art. This program will address both substantive and procedural law issues, including the kinds of claims and defenses that are often raised, statutes of limitations and choice of law disputes, duties of diligence by sellers and buyers, and both legal and practical efforts at reform, including the forthcoming launch of a specialized arbitration tribunal for art authenticity disputes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an in-depth overview of litigation claims and defenses involved in cases of allegedly fake, forged, or stolen art
  2. Successfully navigate the procedural issues that drive such cases, including in particular conflict of laws questions and the equitable defense of laches
  3. Discuss the role of expert evidence, and the challenges for the courts in evaluating that evidence
  4. Identify marketplace efforts to address the problem of fake and forged art
  5. Review recent federal legislation addressing claims of Nazi-looted Art: The Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016


William Charron

Pryor Cashman LLP

William Charron is a litigator who co-chairs Pryor Cashman’s Art Law practice. He represents institutional and individual clients in a wide range of art authenticity, title and other matters. Bill also has extensive experience handling intellectual property litigation involving copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and defamation matters. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation every year since 2013.

Bill is a frequent speaker and writer on issues impacting the art world, such as authenticity disputes, World War II restitution cases, artist royalty rights, and procedural law issues. He is an advisory board member of “Authenticity in Art” (AiA) based in The Netherlands; a founding board member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) in New York; and a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee.


Kenneth P.

A very solid, informative program.

Eric P.


william n.

very very interesting subject

Lawrence C.

Great program, very interesting!

Randy B.

Very informative course. Great presentation.

carolyn w.

This CLE session was led by an authoritative, knowledgable presenter who kept his audience's attention.

Stephen M.

Very interesting.

Benjamin S.

Very engaging. Very interested presentation. Great speaker on the subject matter.

Lawrence F.

This was an excellent presentation in all respects.

Dane R.

Excellent. Clear.


This teacher is amazing.

Linda L.

I think this was a great presentation. I loved the last part about the recovery of lost art and claims re: holocaust.

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