Philippa Loengard

  • Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts; Lecturer in Law

Philippa Loengard joined the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School in 2006. 

Her research focuses on issues surrounding the visual arts and entertainment industries. She is particularly interested in issues of taxation as they pertain to the arts and the rights of authors and creators. Loengard is the Chair of the Copyright Division of the ABA.  She also serves as the Chair of the Artists' Rights subcommittee of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She was in private practice at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel before joining the Kernochan Center staff.

An interest in intellectual property issues as they related to her work in documentary film provoked her return to law school. Prior to attending law school, Loengard worked in television production for several years as an assistant director on multiple shows and also as a coordinating producer for A&E Television Networks.

She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and an article editor for the Journal of Law and the Arts. Loengard holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Loengard graduated with a master’s degree from Stanford University, where she was the 1994 recipient of the Karl A. and Medira Bickel Fellowship, and has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.