BU Forum to explore “The Fate of Art Looted During the Holocaust” on Nov. 20

Litigator Owen Pell will discuss “The Fate of Art Looted During the Holocaust” on Friday, November 20, at the Binghamton University Forum, held at the Binghamton Club, 81 Front St., Binghamton. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 am with Pell’s discussion starting at 8 am. There is a $20 fee for each guest payable at the door.
Pell’s areas of practice include litigation involving foreign sovereigns and their state-owned entities, litigation involving issues of public international law and bankruptcy litigation. He has conducted internal investigations with regard to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, fraud and historical reparation issues. Among Pell’s achievements are the formulation of a proposal to create a clearinghouse and dispute resolution entity to address claims related to art looted during the Holocaust, which the European Parliament adopted in 2004.
Pell has published widely on the subject of Holocaust-looted art and was invited to present a public lecture to the New York state Court of Appeals relating to Holocaust-looted art claims. In June, he was part of the U.S. Delegation to the Holocaust Era Assets Conference held in Prague. The conference concluded with the adoption of the Terezin Declaration, which includes several actions Pell has advocated.
For more information, e-mail ebacklun@binghamton.edu or call the Forum office at 777-4390.