Liz Fraccaro is a trained archaeologist and attorney, admitted to the Illinois State Bar and New York State Bar. With an extensive background in museum collections and field archaeology before attending law school, Ms. Fraccaro is dedicated to preserving and protecting cultural heritage worldwide and contributes expertise in the legal dimensions of cultural heritage management and international human rights. Ms. Fraccaro worked with the Art Law Centre at the University of Geneva, has clerked with an intellectual property firm, the general counsel at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the general counsel of the Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago History Museum.
Ms. Fraccaro graduated in 2012 from Indiana University with bachelor degrees in Anthropology and English Literature. She earned an MA in Mediterranean Archaeology from University College London in 2014, and has participated in archaeological excavations in Ostia Antica and Poggio Colla in Italy. She earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, with a certificate in Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law. At the Antiquities Coalition, she serves as Legal Consultant. She also directed the Antiquities Coalition’s Financial Crimes Task Force, uniting a diverse group of experts and leaders from the art, legal, and banking sectors to develop concrete recommendations for combating money laundering, forgery, fraud, and terrorist financing via art and antiquities.