Berkeley Art, Finance, and Law Symposium 2023

Art Law symposium announcement with link to registration page

The latest developments at the intersection of art, finance, law, technology, and culture

This interdisciplinary symposium is intended for professionals and enthusiasts interested in cutting-edge research at the intersection of art, finance, law, technology, and culture. Prominent speakers from academia, government, and practice will come together to share their insights on various topics pertinent to the field.

Confirmed speakers and topics of discussion include:

  • UC Professor Alva Noë, on The Entanglement: How Art and Philosophy Make Us What We Are
  • OpenAI Deputy General Counsel Che Chang, Morrison Foerster Attorney Heather Whitney, and UC Assistant Dean Adam Sterling, on authorship of art made using AI models
  • Visual Artist MGP Andersen, on Drawing Lines: An Artist’s Perspective
  • UC Professors Pamela Samuelson and Peter Menell, and Berkeley Law JD ’23 Samantha Cox-Parra, on Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith
  • Fine Art Museums of San Francisco Curator Emily Beeny, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Deputy Director Robert Mintz, and Senior Fellow, Curator, and UC Lecturer Carla Shapreau, on legal developments related to provenance and due diligence
  • Co-Chief, Money Laundering, U.S. Attorney’s Office, SDNY Jessica Feinstein, Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Sharon Cohen-Levin, and UC Professor Frank Partnoy, on international fraud and money laundering in the art world

The full program brochure is available here.

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Program Details

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Who

Professionals and enthusiasts interested in cutting-edge research at the intersection of art, finance, law, technology, and culture. Those welcome include: Private collectors, wealth managers, art dealers, auctioneers, artists, investors, technologists, professional advisors, financial services, entertainment, and technology executives, policy-makers, representatives of public institutions, lawyers, scholars, and researchers.

What

An intimate discussion to engage art, finance, and legal professionals at large and industry players at all levels.

When

June 8, 2023

1:00 – 7:00 PM PT

Where

SFMOMA
151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Fees

The registration fee is $100 per person. Proceeds will be used by UC Berkeley to build a new institute for the study of art, finance, law, technology, and culture. Scholarships are available for students.

Admission

Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early. 

MCLE Credit

California MCLE credit will be offered.  

Questions?

Contact us at bclb@law.berkeley.edu