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Liz Fraccaro
Legal Consultant , Non-profit
Chicago, United States
Attorney and trained archaeologist with the key talents for aligning legal strategy and objectives with established analytical thinking and legal paradigms to achieve maximum operational impacts. Dedicated and dynamic professional with the ability to conduct extensive research and analysis into various legal areas, including cultural heritage, AML and financial crimes. Location preference: London
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Antiquities Coalition, Washington, DC
LEGAL CONSULTANT, April 2022 to Present
- Conduct in-depth research and analysis into relevant domestic, foreign, and international law on cultural patrimony to support the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and their joint efforts with HSI New York to repatriate seized antiquities to their country of origin
- Perform the assessment of a wide range of legal instruments pertaining to the operations of the nonprofit
- Leverage expertise to provide consulting on legal matters, including contract terms, compliance, and best practices
- Lead the creation and development of legal and policy tools to support the US Dept. of State and partner governments in closing American markets to looted and stolen art and artifacts
- Serve in an integral role as Compliance Officer on USAID grants and focus on certifying compliance with all procedures

Antiquities Coalition, Washington, DC
- Closely collaborate and communicate with a diverse group of experts and leaders from the art, legal, and banking sectors to devise and develop concrete recommendations to combat money laundering, forgery, fraud, and terrorist financing via art and antiquities
- Administer research into and release reports, policy papers, and tools to protect and strengthen the legal art market
- Operate as contributing editor for comments and amicus curiae submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Chapman & Cutler, Chicago, IL, December 2021 to Present
- Oversee and coordinate a number of review projects simultaneously, including evaluating, revising, and running redlines on a high volume of financial regulatory contracts with accuracy and strong attention to detail

Robert Half Legal, Chicago, IL, August to December 2019 & December 2020 to May 2021
- Played a key role by administering contract review and legal document review and providing consulting and e-discovery services for prominent Chicago law firms while employing expertise in Relativity
- Tasked with operating as a GRC analyst and compliance contractor for Salesforce through Robert Half

The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, August to November 2018
- Performed research into and led the preparation of legal memoranda, as well as examining contracts and drafting statements, cease and desist letters, and other communications regarding the museum’s IP
- Provided assistance and support with repatriation requests and processes as required by the General Counsel

Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC, June to August 2018
- Administered extensive research and oversaw the drafting of memoranda and correspondence on a regular basis
- Handled the ongoing tracking and monitoring of pending legislation related to issues of cultural resource management, museums, libraries, and government instructions

Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL, January to April 2018
-Operated in a pivotal capacity by researching and writing acquisition contracts and legal memoranda for various departments pertaining to copyright, trademark, non-profit law and museum legal issues generally
- Dispensed recommendations to departments on legal matters , including contract terms and conditions review
- Partnered with the Governance Committee and Board of Trustees to amend the institution’s bylaws to ensure compliance with changes in Illinois law and institutional redirection
BA English Literature, Indiana University
BA Anthropology, Indiana University
MA Mediterranean Archaeology, University College London
J.D. DePaul University College of Law
Affiliations and Achievements:
Additional Experience
Partridge Partners PC, August to December 2017 | LEGAL EXTERN
University of Geneva, Art-Law Centre, June to July 2017 | RESEARCH ASSISTANT INTERN

Licensed attorney:
- Illinois State Bar
- New York State Bar, Third Division

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section
- Vice Chair of Special Programs, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, 2022-2023
- Steering Group, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, 2020-2021
- Steering Group, International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, 2020-2021

2022 Arizona AML Forum, Sponsored by ACAMS-Greater Phoenix Chapter, Aston Carter, & IRS Criminal Investigation, September 16 2022
Speaker: Art of the Steal
2022 ACFCS FinCrime Virtual Week, August 2 2022
Speaker: Art of the Steal: FinCrime Risks in Art and Antiquities
2022 West Coast AML Forum, May 4-6 2022
Speaker: Artful Dodgers: How Criminals Use Art and Antiquities to Facilitate Financial Crimes
2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, March 25 2021
Moderator: Fighting Corruption in the Global Art Market
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Alabama, February 22 2021

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Chapter presentations
ACAMS West Coast | July 7, 2020
ACAMS Pittsburgh | September 21, 2020
ACAMS St. Louis | October 20, 2020
ACAMS Alabama | December 14, 2020
ACAMS Northern Ohio | January 21, 2021

ABA Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, Summer 2022
Does the International Cultural Heritage System Adequately Protect Minority and Indigenous Rights? Counterpoint, p. 1-3
ABA Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, Fall 2021
Overview of the Public’s Comments to FinCEN’s ANPRM on Regulating Antiquities, p. 3-5
Antiquities Coalition’s Financial Crimes Task Force Report, Co-author, September 2020
Reframing U.S. Policy on the Art Market: Recommendations for Combating Financial Crimes
Case Notes: ArThemis Research Database
Motonui Panels – New Zealand Government and Ortiz Heirs, October 2018
G’psgolox Totem Pole – Haisla and Sweden and the Stockholm Museum of Ethnography, October 2017
Morgantina Goddess Statue – Italy and J. Paul Getty Museum, October 2017
Etruscan Black-Figured Kalpis – Italy and Toledo Museum of Art, October 2017

Citizenships: United States and Italy
Languages: English
Technical Proficiencies: Windows, Mac OS, MS Office Suite, Museum Cataloging Software (KE EMu, SirsiDynix Workflows,
and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2)), Google Drive, Relativity

Core Competencies
Legal Consulting
Project Management
Process Improvement
Leadership & Collaboration
Relationship Management
Research & Analysis
Report Development
Antiquity Repatriation
Cultural Heritage Law
Regulatory Compliance
AML & Financial Crimes
Attention to Detail

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Italian
    Italy , United States
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