I am lawyer Randy Schoenberg. I helped recover Nazi-looted art, and Ryan Reynolds plays me in the new movie WOMAN IN GOLD. AMA!
Of interest to people, besides the fact that I'm a lawyer at Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP (http://bslaw.net), and I'm President at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (http://www.lamoth.org), is that I teach art law at University of Southern California Law School, and I'm also the grandson of 2 famous composers - one is Arnold Schoenberg, and the other is Erich Zeisl.
I was a math major at Princeton before taking up law. I've been working on my genealogy for 40 years (even though I'm only 48) and I do all my work on a platform called geni.com - I'm a volunteer curator there.
Here is the Geni profile for Maria Altmann.
I'm also a husband and a dad to 3 kids.
And my story is told (with Ryan Reynolds playing me) in the new film WOMAN IN GOLD, in theaters now. There's also a book, called LADY IN GOLD, about the story of me assisting Maria Altmann in getting back her family's artworks that were worth over $300 million dollars that were looted in World War II by the Nazis in Austria, most notably Gustav Klimt's ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.'
Here's my blog about the premiere in Berlin.
You can learn more about Maria's story here.
Go ahead and ask me your questions. Victoria's helping me get started.