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Contact Details
T: (646) 539-3730
kel@msf-law.com
Education

LL.M. Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2009

J.D. University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2009

B.A. Art History, University of Connecticut, 2006

News Clips

MSF congratulates Katherine E. Lewis on her appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Bronx Museum of Art.
MSF News, Jan 18, 2017

Katherine E. Lewis Appointed To NCLS Board
Press Release, Oct 25, 2016

MSF Intellectual Property Group Presents “Intellectual Property Basic Training: Developing Digital Products” in collaboration with Girl Develop It
MSF Workshop, Jun 09, 2016

Katherine E Lewis

Associate

Katherine E. Lewis concentrates her practice areas in Information Technology, New Media, and Visual Arts. She works with technology and security firms, entertainment service providers, artists, writers, art foundations, museums and other cultural organizations and not for profit organizations.

Prior to joining Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Ms. Lewis was an Attorney-Advisor in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Contracting. While at the Smithsonian, Ms. Lewis advised and negotiated agreements for a variety of museums and central business offices in diverse subject areas including but not limited to digital and new media, software and digital app development, software as a service, software licensing, filming, publishing and distribution, consumer product licensing, artist commissioning, acquisitions, loan agreements.

Ms. Lewis is Council Member of the Section of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology, Chair of the Museum and the Arts Law Committee and Member of the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker for ABA programs and regional and national museum associations on legal issues facing museums, specifically as they relate to Intellectual Property and Information Technology. Ms. Lewis has published on topics including Intellectual Property, Information Technology in Museums, Cultural Property, Social Media and Copyright Law.

Ms. Lewis has been a guest lecturer for Museum Studies Programs at the Harvard Extension School and Tufts University and she has participated as a judge and brief grader for the Annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition, hosted by DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law and co-sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.

Ms. Lewis was honored as a 2015 Rising Star by the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law (The SciTech Lawyer, Winter, 2015).

ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

Lewis, K. "Digital & Information Technology at the Museum." The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals, Section IV, Chapter 18, Intellectual Property, First Edition. Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015.

Lewis, K. "Social Media: Use Responsibly." The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals, Section IV, Chapter 17, Intellectual Property, First Edition. Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015.

Courtney, Julia and Lewis, K. "Rights & Reproductions: The Rapidly Changing Landscape." The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals, Section IV, Chapter 20, Intellectual Property, First Edition. Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015.

Lewis, K. "Orphan Works: Handle with Care." NEMA News: The Quarterly Journal of the New England Museum Association, New England Museum Association, August 2013.

Bryant, L., Lewis, K., Puryear, M. and Reiner, A. "Caught in the Middle: Intellectual Property and Indigenous Communities." Landslide, Chicago, IL: ABA Section of Intellectual Property, March 2013.

Lewis, K. "Survey: Arts Organizations Increased Reliance on the Internet & Digital Technologies." Provenance, Chicago, IL: Museum & Arts Law Committee, February 2013.

Lewis, K. "Navigating Social Media Challenges with Small Museums: Be Proactive Not Reactive." The Sci Tech Lawyer, Chicago, IL: Section of Science & Technology, April 20

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