Megan E. Noh joined the boutique law firm Cahill Partners LLP as a Partner in March 2017. Cahill Partners LLP is widely known for its work in the art world, including on purchase and sale transactions, loans involving art collateral, insurance and risk management, litigation on title and authenticity matters, and advisory services in relation to regulatory and other matters.
Prior to joining Cahill Partners LLP, Megan developed a broad range of expertise over the course of more than a decade’s combined experience in both the legal and auction industries. Most recently, she served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Bonhams; as the sole in-house legal officer for an international auction house, she handled all day-to-day U.S. legal affairs, including contractual negotiations and modifications, insurance inquiries and claims resolution, and questions of cultural property and provenance, regulatory and materials compliance, and intellectual property. She started her tenure with Bonhams as Director of the company’s Trusts & Estates department, which such role she assumed after several years in Christie’s Estates, Appraisals and Valuations department. Before moving into the auction sector, she was an Associate at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where her practice focused primarily on arts-industry clients.
Megan’s education includes dual degrees in Studio Art and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s Art Law Committee, an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee (as well as its “Authenticity, Forgery and Fraud” and “Cultural Property” sub-committees, both tasked with covering topics on which she has previously spoken to various professional and academic audiences), an Advisory Committee member for the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and a member of ArtTable. She has upcoming publications in ArtWatch UK Journal and the Institute of Art & Law’s journal, Art Antiquity and Law.