The Future of Nazi Looted Art Recovery in the US and Abroad

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Nixon Peabody attorney Thaddeus Stauber will be speaking at this conference devoted to the topic of Nazi-looted art recovery in the U.S. and abroad.


It’s nearly 75 years since the end of WWII, yet vast numbers of artworks and valuables stolen during the Nazi-period from Jewish and other victims remain missing. How can they be found? What can be done to get them back?

The event will address steps Jewish victims and their heirs can still take to find out and recover their past.

Bringing Claims (Panel 2, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)
This panel addresses the steps that claimants can take to recover Nazi-looted art through litigation and through alternative forms of dispute resolution and the legal and evidential complexities involved. It looks particularly, at recent legal developments in the United States in the wake of the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (“HEAR”) (2016) which is designed to help it easier to bring restitution claims here in U.S. courts.

  • Laurence Eisenstein, Partner, Eisenstein Malanchuk LLP (Washington DC)
  • Lothar Fremy, Partner, Rosbach & Fremy (Berlin)
  • Nicholas O’Donnell, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP (Boston)
  • Thaddeus Stauber, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP (Los Angeles)
  • Moderator: Mark Labaton, Partner, Cypress LLP (Los Angeles)

For further details and registration, please go to the conference website

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