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Elizabeth A. Beitler is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Reorganization and Litigation departments. She represents domestic and international companies restructuring their financial affairs, as well as creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies and adversary proceedings. Elizabeth also represents the SIPA Trustee of Lehman Brothers Inc. In addition, Elizabeth has experience in internal investigations, involving both anti-corruption and SEC compliance. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in Social Security and immigration cases.

Above: Plaintiff Chuck Close.

The Ninth Circuit recently issued its decision regarding the validity of the California Resale Royalty Act (“CRRA”) in three consolidated appeals: Close v. Sotheby’s, Inc., No. 16-56234, The Sam Francis Foundation v. Christie’s, Inc., No. 16-56235 and The Sam Francis Foundation v. eBay
Continue Reading Update: Ninth Circuit Holds That CRRA Is Preempted by “First Sale Doctrine”

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The Ninth Circuit has pending before it a significant challenge to the validity of the California Resale Royalty Act (“CRRA”), which will require the court to examine the scope of the “first sale doctrine” and determine whether it is at odds with California’s attempt to establish economic rights for visual artists on subsequent sales of their works.
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Cases Pose the Question: How Far Does the “First Sale Doctrine” Go?