Barbara Luse focuses on white collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and corporate transactions, with a particular focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Barbara also focuses on art law disputes including fraud, stolen and illegally exported art and antiquities, and restitution matters. Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, Barbara practiced with John Cahill at Cahill Partners LLP in New York, where she focused on a wide range of art law issues including fraud, insurance litigation, valuation, and restitution. Previously, she worked at Loyens & Loeff in Brussels, Belgium.
Barbara is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and she earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
Barbara is fluent in English, French, and Italian, and is proficient in Spanish.
Barbara Luse focuses on white collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and corporate transactions, with a particular focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Barbara also focuses…
Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 2013); Princeton University (A.B. 2004)
New York State; District of Columbia
Activities and Affiliations
Member, Art Law Committee (New York City Bar Association)
Member, Cultural Property Subcommittee (New York City Bar Association)
Co-Chair, Young Patrons Committee, FIAF New York
Member, French American Chamber of Commerce
Member, Neue Galerie Council, New York
Member, Princeton Alumni Association, New York/ Washington, D.C.
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
In this C&G client alert, Christian Everdell and Barbara Luse discuss a recent congressional report released by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations that exposes how Russian oligarchs looking to evade U.S. sanctions are able to exploit loopholes in the art industry and calls for more regulation in a notoriously opaque industry which, according to the report’s findings, undermines one of the most fundamental tools that U.S. administrations use to pressure foreign governments against “bad behavior.”
John W Gibson, Tim Harris, Barbara K Luse, and Charlotte Ritchie discuss the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (“the 2019 Regulations”) that recently came into force in the UK. The 2019 Regulations extend anti-money laundering responsibilities to UK art market participants, including art dealers and other intermediaries, in response to the increasing recognition that high value art is used by criminals and terrorist groups to launder and hide money.