Pryor Cashman announced that Patricia Hambrecht has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Art Law Group in New York. Throughout the course of her over four decades-long career, Hambrecht represents clients in high-profile art transactions and related disputes
She has established herself as a leader in the art world, and has previously served as president and general counsel of Christie’s North and South America, and deputy chairperson, chief business development officer, and general counsel of Phillips Auctioneers. In addition to her executive roles at Christie’s and Phillips, Hambrecht also served as worldwide president of Harry Winston, and is the founder of Jaspar, an exclusive jewelry advisory service. Prior to that, Patricia Hambrecht had extensive law firm experience as a litigator and corporate lawyer specializing in merger and acquisition transactions. She began her legal career at Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
“With a combined background in private practice and in-house legal and business positions at auction houses and luxury jewelers, Patty is a distinguished addition to our Art Law Group,” said Ronald H. Shechtman, managing partner of Pryor Cashman. “She brings a tremendous depth of knowledge and a unique level of sophistication to her practice, and we are very fortunate to have her at our firm.”