November 17, 2009, Merion, PA -– Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, today announced the appointment of Brett I. Miller to serve as the Foundation's General Counsel.
Mr. Miller is currently a partner at the firm of Morgan Lewis in its Washington, DC office. Mr. Miller has begun his work with the Barnes Foundation on a part-time basis, and will assume his duties full-time in January 2010.
"We are exceptionally fortunate to welcome Brett Miller to the Barnes Foundation as our General Counsel," Derek Gillman stated. "I can think of few other attorneys who combine his expertise in a broad range of museum legal issues, particularly in the intellectual property area, with a profound knowledge of art history and museum practice. He is an outstanding addition to our executive team as we move forward with our plans for the Barnes Foundation."
Mr. Miller received his J.D. in 1995 from the University of Virginia. He served as a post-graduate law clerk in the General Counsel's Office of The Museum of Modern Art in 1995. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Miller worked on graduate-level studies in art history at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and at Columbia University. He also served as the associate curator of collections of the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida. He earned his B.A. in art history from Emory University in 1985.
Mr. Miller's work in private practice has been focused on the intellectual property and corporate transactional matters, as well as related litigation, representing a wide range of clients from Fortune 100 companies to numerous museums and other nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Miller is a frequent writer and speaker on museum legal issues. He is a co-author of A Museum Guide to Copyright and Trademark (American Association of Museums, 1999). Most recently, he served as moderator of the Getty Foundation's Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative's Rights Issues Round Table, a forum of fourteen in-house lawyers representing some of the Nation's leading art museums and collecting institutions. He also serves on the board of directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.
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