Peter K. Tompa, a Washington, D.C. based attorney, has opened his own law firm. He will focus his practice on assisting small businesses, auction houses, trade associations, advocacy groups, collectors, and museums on issues related to the international trade in cultural goods.
Over the past 30 years, Peter has appeared in numerous trial and appellate courts. He has lobbied members of the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure that his small business clients receive fair treatment from federal regulators. Peter’s advocacy has received notice in the media, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Art Newspaper, Artnet, CBS News and the Voice of America.
Peter Tompa has written and lectured extensively about cultural property issues, particularly those of interest to the numismatic trade. Peter contributed to “Who Owns the Past?” (K. Fitz Gibbon, ed, Rutgers 2005).
He currently serves as executive director of both the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild and the Global Heritage Alliance. He also currently co-chair’s the American Bar Association’s Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee.
Peter has been a partner and of counsel at law firms in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the District of Columbia, New Jersey and New York Bars. He graduated from Georgetown University (B.S.F.S. 1982) and the Washington College of Law at the American University (J.D. 1982).
You can reach Peter K. Tompa via e-mail.
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