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JUDITH PROWDA - INCOMING CHAIR OF THE EASL SECTION

Judith B. Prowda of New York is the new chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Prowda, a native Binghamtonian, received her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College and earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She also received an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, an M.A. in French Literature from Middlebury College and a Certificate from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. She was the first Research Fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at New York University School of Law.

Prowda is senior lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York, where she teaches Art Law and Ethics & Policy in the Art Profession in the graduate level Art Business program. She also is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator in New York, concentrating in copyright, art and entertainment law, as well as a recognized leader in the intellectual property field. She has advised a law firm in Paris on U.S. copyright law, and has consulted at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. Prior to studying law, she was a reporter in the World Section at Time Magazine and French-English interpreter at the U.S. Department of State.

A member of the State Bar’s House of Delegates, Prowda served as Vice-Chair of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 2000. She chairs the Fine Arts Committee and co-chairs the Section’s Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, which she co-founded. She previously was a member of the Committee on Media Law. In 2005, she was honored by the State Bar’s Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of alternative dispute resolution in New York. She also is a member of the Dispute Resolution Section as well as the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section’s liaison to the Executive Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section.

A frequent speaker and commentator on art law, copyright, and dispute resolution topics, Prowda has published numerous articles in law journals and won prestigious awards. She is a member of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has served on the Copyright & Literary Property and Entertainment Law Committees. She is on the Roster of Neutrals, New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division and a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association and the Mediation Register, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Eastern District of New York). She also is a member of the International Literary and Artistic Association and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

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