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Katherine E. Lewis is an Associate in the Intellectual Property department. She concentrates her practice areas in Information Technology, New Media, and Visual Arts. She works with technology and security firms, entertainment service providers, artists, writers, art foundations, museums and other cultural organizations and not for profit organizations


Prior to joining Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Ms. Lewis was an Attorney-Advisor in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Contracting. While at the Smithsonian, Ms. Lewis advised and negotiated agreements for a variety of museums and central business offices in a variety of subject areas including digital and new media, software and digital app development, software licensing, filming, publishing and distribution, consumer product licensing, artist commissioning, acquisitions, loan agreements, and more.


Ms. Lewis is Council Member of the Section of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology, Chair of the Museum and the Arts Law Committee and Member of the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker for ABA programs and regional and national museum associations on legal issues facing museums, specifically as they relate to Intellectual Property and Information Technology. Ms. Lewis has published on topics including Intellectual Property, Information Technology in Museums, Cultural Property, Social Media and Copyright Law.


Ms. Lewis has been a guest lecturer for Museum Studies Programs at the Harvard Extension School and Tufts University and she has volunteered as a judge and brief grader in the Annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition, hosted by DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law and co-sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.




Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
    1 year
  2. Contracts: 30%
    1 year
  3. Privacy: 20%
    1 year
  4. Government Contracts: 20%
    1 year

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Meister Seelig & Fein, LLP

125 Park Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY, 10017


DCActive 201107/06/2016
NHAuthorized to practice law201006/06/2011
NYCurrently registered 201003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Rising StarScience & Technology Section, American Bar Association2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMeister Seelig & Fein, LLP2015 - Present
Attorney-AdvisorSmithsonian Institution2012 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Science & Technology Section, American Bar AssociationCouncil Member2015 - Present
Copyright & Literary Property Committee, New York City Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Museum & Arts Law Committee, Science & Technology Section, American Bar AssociationChair2013 - Present
Program Committee, Science & Technology Section, American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Museum & Art Law Committee, Science & Technology Section, American Bar AssociationVice-Chair2011 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
New Hampshire Bar JournalJustice Souter on the Roberts’s Court: An Analysis of Souter’s Decisions in the 2007-2008 Term2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Hampshire School of LawLaw/Intellectual PropertyJ.D./LL.M.2009
University of Connecticut School of LawArt HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NEMA Annual ConferenceLegal Issues for Small Museums2011