October 13 | 7 PM
Wallace All Faiths Chapel |Fish Interfaith Center

o-Sponsored by

Department of Art | Department of History | Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Randy Schoenberg HeaderE. Randol Schoenberg

Of-Counsel and Co-Founding Partner, Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP
President, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the film
Woman in Gold
, E. Randol Schoenberg is the indefatigable attorney who waged an eight-year battle on behalf of Maria Altmann in her quest to regain six paintings by Gustav Klimt that had once belonged to her family but were taken by the Nazis. In a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, Schoenberg won the right for his client to sue the government of Austria for the return of the paintings. Subsequently, as a result of a unanimous decision by an Austrian arbitration court, the six paintings, valued at over $325 million, were returned to Altmann and other family members. The portrait of Altmann’s aunt,
Adele Bloch-Bauer I
, now occupies a place of honor in the Neue Galerie in New York City.

The grandson of renowned Austrian composers, Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl, Schoenberg graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California. In 2007, Mr. Schoenberg received the California Lawyer Attorney of the year award for outstanding achievement in the field of litigation. he is the recipient of awards and honors from many organizations, including The 1939 Society, the American Jewish Congress, and the Anti-Defamation League. He serves as president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.


Admission is free. No tickets/reservations required.
Reserved seating is available for groups of 10 or more.
Contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or ambloom@chapman.edu to make group reservations.