Art Law Symposium 2022

The Art Law Section presents

Art Law Symposium 2022

Art & Crime: Exploring the Impact of New Anti-Money Laundering Laws on the Art Market and Understanding the Work of the FBI’s Art Crime Squad

Date Thursday, September 29, 2022
MCLE Registration 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Hybrid Program 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
In-Person Networking  7:00 - 8:15 p.m. 
MCLE 1 Hour


Georges Lederman
Chris Kaltsas
Assistant United States Attorney
Northern District of California


 Kimberly Pallen

Join BASF for our upcoming Art Law Symposium where Georges Lederman and Chris Kaltsas will discuss the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s Study of the Facilitation of Money Laundering and Terror Finance Through the Trade in Works of Art that was released on February 4, 2022 and its current impact on the art market. They will also discuss anti-money laundering laws and sanctions on Russia as they pertain to works of art and antiques.

In the absence of clear guidance in the form of anti-money laundering regulations applicable to the art market, what should art market participants do to avoid inadvertently dealing with international bad actors, thereby violating the various US/UK sanctions regimes? They will also talk about the work of the FBI’s Art Crime squad, including recent highprofile seizures of allegedly fake Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings.


  • Anti-money Laundering Laws
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions
  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act
  • Art Market Best Practices

Section Chair

Kimberly Pallan, WithersWorldwide

Event Code: G222603

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This is a hybrid event.  You have two ticket options(Pre-Registration is required for either option.)
- Virtual Option
- In-Person Option (Limited Spacing)

In-Person/Networking Location
Withers Bergman LLP 909 Montgomery Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA

Networking Reception will be hosted by WithersWorldwide.


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Health and Safety: Will be in guidelines pursuant to SF health orders.
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MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.

9/29/2022 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Hybrid Event 909 Montgomery Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA

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