Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Raymond J. Dowd has been appointed Co-chair of Fordham Law School’s International, Comparative and Foreign Law Affinity Group. Fordham Law Affinity Groups create opportunity for Fordham’s students, alumni, and faculty to connect. — January 11, 2017
Raymond J. Dowd is a partner in the law firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City with over twenty years of experience. He authors Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 10th Ed. 2016-2017)(updated annually).
His practice consists principally of federal and state trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation. He served as lead trial counsel in notable cases involving antipiracy, art law, copyrights, trademarks, cybersquatting, privacy, trusts and decedents estates, licensing, corporate and real estate transactions. He has litigated conflict of laws and questions of Austrian, Canadian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Swiss law and procedure. He has handled contentious matters in Surrogate’s Court, including a successful appeal in the landmark case of Matter of Flamenbaum, 22 N.Y.3d 962 (2013) recovering an ancient Assyrian tablet for the Pergamon Museum in Berlin and the successful removal of the co-executors U.S. Trust Company and butler Bernard Lafferty in Matter of Doris Duke, at the time the largest estate probated in New York history.
He serves as the Newsletter Editor for the Cicero League of International Lawyers. He serves as First Vice President of the National Arts Club. He served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, having served as General Counsel (2011-2012), Vice President for the Second Circuit (2008-2013), President of the Southern District of New York Chapter (2006-2008), Member of The Federal Lawyer Editorial Board (2009-2011)and Member of the FBA Government Relations Committee (2010-2013). He is a past President of Network of Bar Leaders (2013-2014), a coalition of over fifty bar associations in metropolitan New York. He is a Fellow of the Foundation of the New York State Bar Association. He served on the Planning Committee for the 2014 Second Circuit Judicial Conference Cybersecurity in an Age of Cyberterrorism.
Mr. Dowd’s lectures on copyright litigation include the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. His lectures on Nazi art looting include: 2009 Prague Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, Jewish Museum (Berlin), Yad Vashem (Jerusalem), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, San Francisco War Memorial, Sorbonne (Paris) and many chapters of the FBA. He co-founded the annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers’ Association and the 2016 Federal Bar Association Art Law & Litigation Conference in Miami. He supports efforts to restore the wild oyster population to U.S. estuaries.
Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Manhattan College (B.A. International Studies cum laude 1986) and Fordham Law School (1991) and served as an Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal. He speaks French and Italian and is admitted to practice in New York, to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, to the U.S. Tax Court and to the First, Second, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals.