The global emergence of street art has given rise to novel legal issues, and Karish & Bjorgum partner Eric Bjorgum has been selected to speak at several conferences on these topics. Most recently, he spoke at the 2016 LA Art Show "Dialogs LA" panel entitled “Mural Renaissance in Downtown Los Angeles: Challenges of Expression and Legacy.” Also on the panel were famed public artists Kent Twitchell and Mear One. In November, Bjorgum spoke at Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s conference “The Art of Fashion: Law, Business and the Protection of Art & Fashion." Also attending the conference, which was organized by Professor K.J. Greene, were Fordham’s Professor Susan Scafidi, a leader in the emerging field of fashion law, and artist Isaias Crow. Finally, in February Bjorgum spoke at Fordham University’s Urban Law Symposium “Urban Space, and The Future of Artistic Expression,” a day-long conference touching on such broad topics of the Occupy Wall Street movement and busking in New York’s subways.