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.

Larry Kahn Speaks to Joint Meetings of MLA Committees

On May 4, 2011, during the annual meeting of the U.S. Maritime Law Association in New York City, FHM partner Larry Kahn addressed a joint meeting of the MLA committees on Marine Ecology, Regulation of Vessels and Government Attorneys. Mr. Kahn’s topic was: Regulation and Enforcement of Vessel PCBs by EPA/DOJ.

FHM Partner Tom Russo Speaks in Hong Kong

On March 31-April 1, 2011 Freehill partner Tom Russo participated in a seminar on Marpol violations and enforcement in the United States which was co-sponsored by the Gard P&I Club and ECM for the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. Mr. Russo spoke on The Criminal Enforcement of Marpol in the United States.

Pat Bonner Presents at the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute

FHM partner Pat Bonner, the current President of the U.S. Maritime Law Association, spoke on March 23, 2011 at the bi-annual Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, presenting a paper on: Limitation of Liability – Should It Be Jettisoned After The Deepwater Horizon? To access a copy of the paper, click here. Also, on March 20, 2011 Mr....
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Gina Venezia and Edward Carlson Author Article on Iran Sanctions

FHM partner Gina Venezia and associate Edward Carlson had an update on the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010 published in the December 2010 special issue of the Standard P&I Club’s Standard Bulletin on sanctions. For a copy of the article, click here.

MLA President and FHM Partner Patrick Bonner Speaks at University of Texas

Freehill partner Pat Bonner, who is currently the President of the U.S. Maritime Law Association, spoke on November 21, 2010 at the University of Texas Admiralty Law Seminar. Mr. Bonner delivered a paper on the Practical, Legal and Ethical Issues That Arise During a Coast Guard Investigation.

FHM Partner Bill Pallas Writes on Criminal Liability

An article by Bill Pallas on criminal liability was included in the November 2010 issue of Currents, a publication of The Shipowners Claims Bureau. The article, entitled Criminal Liability in the Maritime Industry: The Cover-Up Is Worse Than The Crime, focuses on the added risk that can arise if an attempt is made by management...
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Dan Fitzgerald Selected for Promotion to Commander

FHM attorney Dan Fitzgerald was advised on September 24, 2010 that he has been selected for promotion to the rank of Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. A 1996 graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College, with distinction, Dan served five years active duty in the Coast Guard and attended law...
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