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Leila A. Amineddoleh

Leila A. Amineddoleh was featured in an article entitled “IP Litigator Says She Was Startled to Find that Her Art Forgery Article Had Been Plagiarized Online” by Martha Neil in the ABA Journal in April. Her written response to the plagiary, “Article about Copying and Forgeries Is Plagiarized by an IP Attorney,” was published on the intellectual property law blog A partner and co-founder of Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP in New York, NY, specializing in art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law, she is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York, NY, and St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY.


Day Job: Works to recover stolen art for clients, protect them against art scams, and champion artists’ intellectual property and moral rights. Goal: “Working with art objects in the legal realm is a fascinating way to protect art and heritage for future generations.” Art Law Foundation: BC Law’s IP classes and an independent study examining museums and their legal responsibilities to protect art in the public trust. Favorite Artist: Bernini—he melded beauty, realism, and passion. Define Art: Creative expression.