FHM Partner Eric Lenck Teaches at World Maritime University

In July 2012 Freehill partner Eric Lenck taught at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, as co-lecturer of a course entitled “Maritime and Commercial Law.” Eric’s return to Sweden to teach maritime law is particularly fitting, as his father was a Swedish sea captain who settled in the U.S. The World Maritime University was...
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Client Alert: May 1, 2012 Executive Order on Foreign Sanctions Evaders

On May 1, 2012 President Obama issued a new Executive Order targeting foreign entities that violate U.S. sanctions against Iran and Syria or assist in the violation of those sanctions. Our Client Alert on this Executive Order can be accessed by clicking here. If you have sanctions inquiries, please contact Bill Juska, Gina Venezia or Ed...
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Dan Fitzgerald Speaks at MLA CLE Program

Freehill Partner Dan Fitzgerald delivered a paper at the Maritime Law Association’s Continuing Legal Education program on May 4, 2012 in New York. Dan’s timely presentation covered the use of social media by attorneys in litigation.

Jan Gisholt Elected to Board of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York has for many years served not only as a functioning church, but also has maintained a mission of providing care for Norwegian seafarers visiting New York. The Church also sponsors various Norwegian cultural programs. At the Annual Meeting of the Church on April 29, 2012 Freehill associate Jan...
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Mike Fernandez Participates in Week-Long Workshop

During the week of April 16, 2012 Freehill partner Mike Fernandez participated in a Hamburg-Süd Group cargo workshop in Miami. Mike gave presentations on Bills of Lading Clauses, Evaluating Cargo Claims and The Rotterdam Rules. He also was a panel participant during the week.

Freehill Recovers $13.2M Judgment in Loss of Use Case

In January 2008 the DREDGE NEW YORK, the largest dredge of its kind, was struck by the tanker ORANGE SUN in New York harbor. The dredge was heavily damaged and repairs took seven months. While the owners of the ORANGE SUN and their insurers conceded liability for the collision, and paid for the repairs to...
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Dan Fitzgerald Elected to Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Dan Fitzgerald was elected to partnership in the Firm, effective January 1, 2012. Dan, who currently holds the rank of Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, graduated with distinction from the State University of New York Maritime College. While serving on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard...
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Office of Foreign Asset Control Seminar – A Report

In March the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) conducted a seminar on sanctions, which are of great concern to the shipping community, especially given the escalating sanctions against Iran. FHM associate Ed Carlson attended the seminar and prepared a report for clients, which can be accessed by clicking here. If you have sanctions...
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Pat Bonner Gives Frank Dethridge Memorial Address to Australia/New Zealand MLA

At the Joint Meeting of the U.S. and Australian/New Zealand Maritime Law Associations in Hawaii in November 2011 FHM partner Pat Bonner, the current President of the U.S. MLA, delivered the annual Frank Dethridge Memorial Address. Pat’s speech, Maritime Law – Twelve Years Into the Century, focused on landmark developments in maritime law in the...
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Pat Bonner Presents Paper in Seattle

FHM partner Pat Bonner, the current President of the U.S. Maritime Law Association, spoke on October 21, 2011 in Seattle at a seminar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and the Washington State Bar Association. Mr. Bonner’s presentation was entitled: Ethical Issues Dealing with USCG Investigations.