Sotheby’s Director of Compliance to Speak at DePaul

Posted on September 12, 2011


As part of an Arts Law Colloquium Series, the Sotheby’s worldwide director of compliance speak on September 21, 2011, at a catered lunch at DePaul University College of Law.  The announcement explains:

Jane A. Levine is the Worldwide Director of Compliance for Sotheby’s. She has responsibility for overseeing Sotheby’s global corporate compliance program, including establishing standards, policies and procedures to reduce illegal, unethical and improper conduct, communicating and providing advise and counsel regarding these standards and procedures company-wide. Ms. Levine’s duties include monitoring compliance with standards and procedures, investigating breaches and maintaining open communication with relevant government and regulatory bodies domestically and internationally.

The substantive policy areas covered include, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing; anti-trust, gifts, conflicts of interest, data protection and information privacy and security, identity theft prevention, due diligence relating to art and other property with respect to provenance, cultural heritage issues, authenticity and title, auction procedures and in house rules, Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Ms. Levine was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she was a Special Trial Attorney assigned to work with the FBI’s Art Crime Team. As an AUSA, Ms. Levine prosecuted numerous criminal and civil matters involving theft, fraud and forgery in the art and antiquities market. She teaches Art and Cultural Heritage Law at Columbia Law School and has written and lectured on international trafficking in stolen art and artifacts. Ms. Levine received a B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

I have asked whether audio will be available from the presentation and will report back if I hear anything via an update to this post.