Senior Counsel, DGW Law Corporation; Lecturer, Stanford University
Stacey is a lawyer, mediator and arbitration specialist with 25+ years’ experience at leading alternative dispute resolution and law firms in the United States, France, Canada and the UK, having a deep knowledge in the areas of illicit art trade, intellectual property law, corporate/commercial law, and Indigenous cultural heritage law, including laws and policies governing repatriation/restitution at domestic and international levels.
Stacey has created and taught courses at Stanford University on art and cultural heritage law, ethics and policy, including ‘Stolen Art’, a course she developed with Professor John Henry Merryman, and ‘Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Practice, Protection, Repatriation’, which brings into the classroom the voices and perspectives of renowned Indigenous and museum experts from around the world. Stacey is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published extensively on issues related to art and cultural heritage law and alternative dispute resolution, including several peer reviewed articles and book chapters and a forthcoming monograph on Resolving Indigenous Cultural Heritage Disputes.
Stacey started working the alternative dispute resolution field in 1991, first at the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution in London, and then at leading law firms in New York, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria. She has acted as mediator and served as arbitration counsel and Tribunal Secretary in international commercial disputes under a variety of institutional rules, and has designed and led alternative dispute resolution seminars in North America and the UK. In her law practice, she has assisted clients with domestic and international corporate, commercial, dispute resolution, intellectual property and cultural heritage matters. Through her background as a mediator, lawyer and academic, Stacey has developed a holistic approach to helping parties handle complex legal, ethical, historical, cultural and financial issues in dispute resolution processes and within business and government relationships.
Stacey is a member of: the Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch; the Advocacy Committee of the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation; and the International Arbitration, International Mediation, and Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committees of the American Bar Association. Stacey is a member of the Bars of New York, Ontario and British Columbia. She was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in January 2020.
Stacey’s educational background includes: Stanford University (BA, Art History (Hons) and Intl Relations, 1991); the University of Toronto (JD 1996); and the University of British Columbia (LLM 2015). She has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Student Researcher at the Stanford Archaeology Center. Stacey completed advanced mediation training at Harvard Law School. Additionally she is a native English speaker, fluent in French, and has working knowledge of Italian and German
Jurisdiction: Canada and U.S.A.