Pool of Arbitrators

Judith B. Prowda

Partner, Founder of Stropheus Art Law

Judith is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law and senior Faculty of the Art Business Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, teaching graduate courses on Art Law, Ethics and Policy. She is the author of Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (Lund Humphries 2013). Forthcoming publications include an article on authenticity disputes and CAfA, book chapters on artists’ estates and copyright concerns for art collectors.
Judith is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to art law and business.

Judith’s law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 2005. She has served as Arbitrator and Mediator in a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Commercial Arbitration Panel (AAA), Mediation Panel (AAA), and International Centre of Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panel of Arbitrators. She is also a court-appointed mediator for the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y) and the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division. She has participated as faculty and judge at law school- and Bar Association- sponsored ADR events, and has conducted training at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts MediateArt program. She was appointed to the original Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in August 2019.

She is Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section, Co- Chair of EASL’s Committee on Fine Arts, and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of EASL’s Committee on ADR for which she received a NYSBA Award for furthering the advancement of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in New York State. She is a member of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, as well as the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM).

Judith’s educational background includes: Fordham Law School (J.D.); New York University School of Law. (LL.M.); Sarah Lawrence College (A.B. French Literature); Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. International Relations); Middlebury College (M.A. French Language and Literature), and Sciences Po (Certificat d’Etudes Politiques).

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.