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Megan E. Noh joined the firm as a Partner in March 2017, reentering private practice after developing a broad range of expertise over the course of seven years' combined business and in-house legal experience in the auction world. Most recently, she served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Bonhams. As the sole legal officer for an international auction house, she handled all day-to-day U.S. legal affairs, including drafting and negotiating auction, private treaty, advance loan and other contracts, insurance inquiries and claims resolution, and questions of cultural property and provenance, regulatory and materials compliance, and intellectual property. She started her tenure with Bonhams as Director of the company's Trusts & Estates department, which such role she assumed after several years in Christie’s Estates, Appraisals and Valuations department. Before moving into the auction sector, Megan was an Associate at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (2005-2010), where her litigation practice focused primarily on arts-industry clients.
Megan's education includes dual degrees in Studio Art and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers' Association's Art Law Committee, an active member of the New York City Bar Association's Art Law Committee (as well as its "Authenticity, Forgery and Fraud" and "Cultural Property" sub-committees), an Advisory Committee member for the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and a member of ArtTable.
A recognized speaker on the topics of authentication and pre-transaction diligence, Megan has lectured widely to various professional and academic audiences, including the American Society of Appraisers, the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, Fordham University School of Law, and U.S. Trust, and at conferences including those organized by the NYU Schools of Law and Professional Studies, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. Her publications include related articles in the ArtWatch UK Journal and the Institute of Art & Law’s journal, Art Antiquity and Law.