Freehill Partner Fitzgerald Presents at Annual PVA Convention

On January 31, 2015 FHM partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the annual Passenger Vessel Association convention in Long Beach, CA. Dan spoke on Crew Member Whistleblowers, addressing the application of APPS and the recently amended Seaman’s Protection Act.

U.S. Amends Cuban Asset Control Regulations

On December 17, 2014 President Obama announced an intention to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. On January 16, 2015 amended Cuban Asset Control Regulations (“CARC”) were issued. To read a Client Alert relating to the amended CARC, please click here.

Freehill Partner Bill Juska Speaks at Thomas Miller (Americas) Seminar

At the Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. seminar for shipowners on October 23, 2014 in Jersey City, Freehill partner Bill Juska updated the attendees on the status of U.S. sanctions against Iran and also outlined the U.S. Ukraine-related sanctions. The presentation was entitled: “U.S. Sanctions: Iranian Sanctions – An Update; Ukraine-Related Sanctions – an Overview.”

Freehill Partner Dan Fitzgerald Speaks at SUNY Maritime’s Annual Towing Forum

On October 15, 2014 Freehill partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the Annual Towing Forum of the Maritime College of the State University of New York entitled “The Legal Consequences of Subchapter M.” The talk was focused on the obvious and not so obvious legal consequences of the impending towing vessel regulations. The presentation...
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Gina Venezia Speaks at Pacific Admiralty Seminar 2014

On October 10, 2014 Freehill partner Gina Venezia spoke at the Pacific Admiralty Seminar in San Francisco. Gina participated in a panel addressing: The Maritime Economy: Obtaining Security For Your Claims, Economic Sanctions and Colliding Perspectives in Bankruptcy. Gina’s presentation was entitled The B, C, D’s of the Admiralty Rules: Obtaining Security for Your Claims.

Two Freehill Partners Present at Heidmar Inc.

On September 30, 2014 FHM partners Bill Juska and Justin Nastro gave in–house presentations at global tanker operator Heidmar Inc. Justin Nastro spoke on the implications of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to a U.S. entity conducting business internationally, while Bill Juska presented a talk entitled U.S. Sanctions: Iran, Syria, Ukraine-Related – An Overview.

Three Freehill Partners Present at 2014 Thomas Miller Bodily Injury Seminar

On September 18, 2014 FHM partners Tom Canevari, Mike Fernandez and Tom Russo participated in the 2014 Thomas Miller Bodily Injury seminar in New Jersey, presented for U.K. Club Members. Tom Canevari addressed Post Accident Arbitration Agreements and Mike Fernandez and Tom Russo gave a presentation on Witness Preparation & Obstruction of Justice, with Mike...
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Freehill Prevails in Package Limitation Case

On September 5, 2014 the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted FHM’s motion for summary judgment in the case of Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation vs. the M/V SAUDI HOFUF, 2014WL 4756420 (S.D.N.Y.). The plaintiff sought $760,000 for alleged seawater damage to six trailers carrying mobile aircraft arresting systems, which were...
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U.S. Provides Guidance on Extended Easing of Sanctions against Iran

On July 18, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the P5+1 and Iran had agreed to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program for four months until November 24, 2014. During that four month period the prior easing of U.S. sanctions against Iran announced on January 20, 2014 will continue. To read a...
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U.S. Extends Easing of Sanctions Against Iran Until November 24, 2014

On July 18, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the P5+1 and Iran had agreed to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program for four months until November 24, 2014. During that four month period the prior easing of U.S. sanctions against Iran announced on January 20, 2014 will continue. To read a...
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