Christine Steiner is an experienced art lawyer, handling transactions on behalf of diverse art-related clients such as collectors, artists, artist estates, foundations, museums, cultural organisations, auction houses, creative businesses and universities. Prior to private practice, she served as Secretary and General Counsel of the J Paul Getty Trust, as Assistant General Counsel of the Smithsonian Institution, as Assistant Attorney General of Maryland for state colleges and universities, and as principal counsel of the Maryland state public education system.
She is also an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School in visual arts law, and has been a visiting professor in programs of international art law in Florence and Cambridge. She speaks frequently on art law topics, currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the United States, and is active in the arts nationally. She has been recognised consistently by Best Lawyers, the prestigious national peer-ranking organisation, for her contributions to Art Law.