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Sharon Erwin
Adjunct Instructor, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership



Sharon Erwin has practiced in the area of arts law, litigation, employment law, and alternative dispute resolution since 1981. Sharon began her career at Dechert Price & Rhoads (now Dechert LLP) as a litigator, and, following that and after ten years as a partner in a regional law firm, established her own law office in Philadelphia in 1998. Sharon received her J.D. cum laude from Temple University School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review.

Sharon’s arts-related practice includes the representation of cultural nonprofits, including museums, foundations, charities and arts, theater and film organizations, as well as individual artists, film makers, musicians, and gallery owners.  Her practice ranges from copyright and insurance advice and litigation, to contract drafting and negotiation, employment-related counseling, litigation and dispute resolution, to issues of public art, cultural heritage, and web site and database development and licensing.  Sharon also advises nonprofits on lobbying and government ethics issues.