Frank K. Lord IV is a member of Herrick's Art Law practice group and represents auction houses, claimants, collectors, dealers and museums in a wide variety of matters relating to art and cultural property law. He has assisted collectors and dealers on the acquisition and sale of artworks both privately and at public auction; aided claimants in the recovery of stolen artworks; and worked with museums on exhibitions and collections management policies. He has also worked closely with Herrick's Financial Institutions, White Collar Defense and Tax and Personal Planning practice groups on art-related matters.
In the area of art restitution, Frank represents the sole heir of noted Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker in her ongoing efforts to recover over 1,000 artworks that were taken by the Nazis during World War II, including 200 looted works from the Goudstikker Collection that were restituted by the Dutch Government in 2006. He also represented the Heirs of Kazimir Malevich in their litigation against the City of Amsterdam and the successful settlement of their claim in 2008.
Frank obtained his undergraduate degree in Art History from Davidson College, his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--where he also worked as a teaching assistant and an instructor for undergraduate classes--and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law. While at Columbia, Frank was a teaching assistant at the legal clinic for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York and served as the articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. Frank is a past member and past Secretary of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.