Raymond Dowd

Raymond Dowd is a partner serving on the Executive Committee of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City and is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. He is the author of Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson West Reuters) (now in its 14th edition).

He routinely provides guidance to clients on how to avoid and minimize disputes. He has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in federal and state trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation, in matters relating to corporate governance, broadcasting, fashion, publishing, art law, copyright, trademark, cybersquatting, privacy, trusts and decedents estates, licensing, and real estate.

He has litigated important questions of Austrian, Canadian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Swiss law. Landmark decisions from the New York Court of Appeals include the Estate of Doris Duke and Matter of Flamenbaum where he represented Berlin’s Pergamon Museum in recovering an ancient Assyrian tablet. He recently obtained a $12MM award of statutory damages against an IPTV pirate and recovered two artworks looted from Holocaust victims by the Nazis in Vienna in 1938.

Mr. Dowd lectures internationally on copyright litigation and on Nazi art looting. In 2018 he received the Harold J. Baer Jr. Award from Network of Bar Leaders for his service to the profession. In 2019 he received Fordham Law School’s Roger Goebel Award for his outstanding international contributions to the school. In 2020 he received the Earl W. Kintner Award from the Federal Bar Association for multiple leadership roles including service as General Counsel.

He currently serves as President of the American Foreign Law Association. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Arts Club, on the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association

and the Amicus Committee of the International Trademark Organization. He speaks French and Italian.