Ms. Roth specializes in the laws governing exempt organizations, including non-profit governance, development and fundraising, general corporate and financing transactions and collaborations and joint ventures with for-profit and non-profit entities. She advises nonprofits in a variety of fields, and has a particular expertise in the legal issues specific to museums and performing arts organizations, original visual and performance art commissions, licensing arrangements, as well as the issues confronting non-profit cultural institutions in financial distress.
Prior to joining Ewenstein & Roth, Ms. Roth served as General Counsel for the World Science Festival, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring the general public with science through the development of original multimedia programming.
Ms. Roth served as Associate General Counsel for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum for six years. At the Guggenheim, Ms. Roth served as primary counsel to the Museum’s Curatorial, Development and Finance departments, where she structured and negotiated complex art acquisitions and commissions, sponsorship and other donor arrangements, joint ventures with for-profit and non-profit entities, investments and financings. She also served as principal legal advisor to the Board’s Art & Museum Committee (the museum’s art acquisitions and collection policy committee).
Ms. Roth started her career as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. John S. Martin, Jr., United States District Court, S.D.N.Y.
Ms. Roth graduated from Harvard College (AB 1989, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School (JD 1993), where she served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and won the Ames Moot Court Competition. She is a member of the Non-Profit Coordinating Committee of New York’s Government Relations Committee, the Board of Trustees of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (where she leads the Governance Committee), a former member of the Committee on Non-Profit Organizations of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a past faculty member of Legal Issues in Museum Administration, organized by ALI-CLE, and a frequent speaker on non-profit legal issues at the New York City Bar Association, including its annual Non-Profit Institute.