Raymond J. Dowd, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City. He authors Copyright Litigation Handbook (West 9th Ed. 2015-2016)(updated annually–Click here to learn more.). He serves on the Board of Governors of the National Arts Club and the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, having served as General Counsel (2011-2012), Vice President for the Second Circuit (2008-2013), and President of the Southern District of New York Chapter (2006-2008), and on the Editorial Board of The Federal Lawyer (2009-2011) and the FBA Government Relations Committee (2010-2013). From 2013-2014, Mr. Dowd served as President of Network of Bar Leaders, a coalition of more than fifty bar associations in the New York metropolitan area. He served on the Planning Committee for the 2014 Second Circuit Judicial Conference Cybersecurity in an Age of Cyberterrorism.
Mr. Dowd’s practice concentrates on federal and state trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation with an emphasis on licensing transactions and disputes. He has served as lead trial counsel in notable cases involving art law, copyrights, trademarks, cybersquatting, privacy, insurance, trusts and decedents’ estates, licensing, and corporate and real estate transactions. He has litigated questions of Austrian, Canadian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Swiss law and handled contentious matters in Surrogate’s Court, such as Matter of Flamenbaum, 2013 NY Slip Op 07510 (Nov. 14, 2013), which recovered an ancient Assyrian tablet for the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Mr. Dowd has lectured on copyright litigation before the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. His lectures on Nazi art looting include the following groups: 2009 Prague Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, Jewish Museum (Berlin), Yad Vashem (Jerusalem), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, San Francisco War Memorial, Sorbonne (Paris), and many chapters of the FBA. He co-founded the annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Dowd is an ardent supporter of efforts to restore the wild oyster population to U.S. estuaries and to encourage sustainable aquaculture.
Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Manhattan College (B.A. International Studies cum laude 1986) and Fordham Law School (1991), Fordham International Law Journal (Articles Editor). He speaks French and Italian and is admitted to practice in New York and to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Tax Court, and the First, Second, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Alexandra M. Zablocki is a paralegal at the law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City. She has extensive experience with registering and maintaining trademarks and copyrights as well as in connection with litigations arising out of intellectual property matters.
Ms. Zablocki received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Economics and Classical Studies. She is an active member of the Penn Club of New York and volunteers regularly with the Pajama Program, an organization devoted to promoting literacy and comforting bedtime routines for underprivileged children.