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Amelia Sargent

Adjunct Professor of Law


Adjunct Professor Amelia Sargent is a litigator and Chair of the Art, Cultural, and Educational Institutions practice group in the Los Angeles office of Willenken, Wilson, Loh & Delgado LLP, a boutique trial firm specializing in complex business litigation.

In her litigation practice, she represents clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, consumer goods, transportation, technology, and museums and cultural institutions. She has experience litigating at both the trial and appellate level in matters ranging from mass torts, class actions, copyright and trademark, discrimination claims, contract disputes, corporate duties, and trade secret and employee mobility actions.

Professor Sargent has represented museums in matters ranging from discrimination suits to cultural property restitution and provided “outside in house” counseling to museums on ethical policies and board duties.  She is the author of two law review articles examining restitution and displaced cultural property, and regularly contributes to the newsletter for the American Bar Association Section of International Law Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee.  She is on the board of California Lawyers for the Arts, where she serves as Assistant Treature on the Executive and Finance Committees.

She joined Willenken after practicing for six years at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and has a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of California, Berkeley.


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