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Corinne R. Smith joined the firm as an associate in September 2015 and became partner in January 2017.  She holds a B.A. in Art History and English Literature from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and a J.D. with a certificate in Intellectual Property: Art and Museum Law from DePaul University College of Law.

Before joining the firm, Corinne was a legal intern at Sotheby’s in its Compliance Department, the Smithsonian Institution Office of the General Counsel, the Chicago History Museum, and the U.S. Army JAG Corps in its Contract and Fiscal Law Department.

While in law school, she served as an Editor of Articles, Notes and Comments for the DePaul Law Review; president of the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; and a member of the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition Board.  Additionally, Corinne worked closely with distinguished research professor of law and cultural heritage law scholar, Patty Gerstenblith, as her research assistant.  Together, they are co-authors of the Oxford Bibliographies article, “Looting and the Antiquities Market.”

Prior to law school, Corinne worked as the Gallery Coordinator of the Lederer, Lockhart, and Bridge Galleries at SUNY Geneseo and as a curatorial intern at Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, New York.

Real Estate Transactions & Real Property
Municipal & Public Authority Law
Wills, Trusts & Estates
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Arts & Museum Law


New York, 2016
Massachusetts, 2015



DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

J.D., Summa Cum Laude and Order of the Coif, Certificate in Intellectual Property: Art & Museum Law, 2015

Honors: Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award (for completing over 200 pro bono hours); CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (given to the highest scoring student in each law school class): Art and the Law, Legal Drafting: Art Market Transactions, Legal Writing I: Intellectual Property Section, Legal Writing III, Negotiations

State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, English and Art History, 2012

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa