Judith Prowda, Attorney and Professor at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, is joined by Megan Noh, Partner at Pryor Cashman’s Art Law Group, and Katie Wagner, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, for a conversation about their career paths, hot topics in art law, and more.
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About Judith Prowda
Judith Prowda has been a member of the Sotheby’s institute of Art Masters of Art Business Faculty since 2007. She is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community. Her book, Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals(2013), is in its second printing and has been translated into Korean. She is Past Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the NYS Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and a member of the Art Law Committee of the NYC Bar. Recently, Judith participated in a small working group of lawyers who created the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA). She is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to art law and business.
About Megan Noh
Megan Noh is a partner in Pryor Cashman's Art Law Group. With nearly 15 years of combined experience in private practice and both in-house legal and business positions in the auction world, Megan has extensive knowledge of the complex issues impacting today’s art market. Her clients include auction houses, collectors, galleries, individual artists, estates and non-profits, whom she counsels on a range of transactional and litigation matters.
A recognized speaker on art authenticity and pre-transaction diligence, Megan lectures regularly for professional and academic audiences and has been quoted in the New York Times, Maine Antique Digest, and other industry publications. She has authored scholarly articles for the Institute of Art & Law’s journal, Art Antiquity and Law, and contributed to the course material for the Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute, for which she is a Program Chair.
About Katie Wagner
Katie Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s legal services, education, and advocacy programming, and facilitating pro bono legal representation for hundreds of artists and arts and cultural organizations in need each year. She also oversees the overall operations of VLA, and regularly consults with artists seeking legal assistance. Ms. Wagner develops curriculum and teaches VLA educational programs, raising awareness of the legal and business issues facing the arts community. She also works closely with VLA’s Board of Directors on strategic planning and governance of the organization.
Prior to joining VLA, Ms. Wagner was Vice President and Counsel for the National Music Publishers’ Association, the leading trade organization representing the interests of music publishers in the United States. Ms. Wagner served as a legal advisor for the litigation and policy initiatives of the association. She also focused on NMPA’s overall litigation efforts and related licensing offerings.
Ms. Wagner previously practiced in the litigation group at Pryor Cashman LLP where she specialized in intellectual property and complex business transaction proceedings. She holds a law degree from Tulane University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and a bachelor of arts in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University.