Past Event

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What the Art World Needs to Know about the Ivory Ban and the Proposed Federal Rule

We have all seen the horrific pictures of African elephants slaughtered or maimed for their ivory tusks. Several laws and treaties are in place to address the crisis of elephant poaching brought on by the demand for ivory.  Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a Proposed Rule, revising the Endangered Species Act in respect to the African elephant. The Public Comments period ended on September 28, 2015, and comments are now being reviewed . This Proposed Rule -- and other laws -- directly affect the collecting, exhibiting, and selling of ivory objects, or objects containing even relatively small amounts of ivory, including objects produced years ago.

Join our distinguished specialists as they discuss the poaching crisis; how the existing laws and the Proposed Rule that are intended to address the crisis impact the art community, and how the various factions of the art community have responded to the proposed regulatory changes.

This Program was organized together with the Fordham Art Law Society

Q&A and a Reception Follow the Talks

One CLE Credit will be offered for this Program (Transitional and Non-Transitional Professional Practice Credit Hours).  CLE sign-up/credit is being  handled separately through Fordham Law School. 
Part I of the CLE Course Packet is accessible here
Part II of the CLE Course Packet is accessible here

Event Speaker(s)

Marcus Asner
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
President's Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

Craig Hoover
Chief, Division of Management Authority,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Michael McCullough
Partner, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP

Ian Wardropper
Director, The Frick Collection