Christine Steiner is a special counsel in the firm's Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group and Art Law practice.
Areas of Practice
Ms. Steiner's practice emphasizes visual arts, public art, nonprofits, foundations, intellectual property, publishing, and art market and general business transactions. She represents art collectors, national and international living artists, collectors' and artists' estates, galleries, museums and cultural organizations, foundations, creative businesses, universities, writers, publishers, and other diverse creative clients.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ms. Steiner created an international private practice, dedicated to global issues in art, architecture, culture, museums and intellectual property law.
Prior to private practice, she served as Secretary and General Counsel of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a leading cultural and philanthropic organization which includes the renowned Getty Museum, and as Assistant General Counsel of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. She previously served as Assistant Attorney General of Maryland for state colleges and universities and Principal Counsel of the Maryland state public education system.
Ms. Steiner is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where she teaches visual arts law, and has served as a visiting professor of international art law in law school programs in Florence, Italy and Cambridge, England. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Copyright Society of the United States, and is active in the arts in Los Angeles.
•Distinguished Service, Office of the Attorney General for Maryland
•Certificate of Merit, Smithsonian Institution
Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Baltimore, MD