Author Archives: Nicholas M. O'Donnell

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About Nicholas M. O'Donnell

Nicholas M. O'Donnell is a Partner at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston, MA. He has served as lead counsel on a variety of lawsuits concerning restitution and fine art sales and has advised museums, dealers, auction houses and collectors worldwide about restitution, copyright and de-accessioning issues. His 2017 book A Tragic Fate—Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi Looted Art (2017) was the first comprehensive overview of disputes in the U.S. over Nazi-looted art.

Pissarro Painting Sold Under Nazi Duress Awarded to Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation

Posted on: January 17, 2024 by Nicholas M. O'Donnell

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled on 9 January, 2024 that the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection (TBC) Foundation in Madrid is the owner of Rue Saint–Honoré, après-midi, effet de pluie by Camille Pissarro, a painting sold by German Jew Lilly Cassirer under Nazi duress. After the Cassirer family prevailed in the Supreme Court in […]