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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FHM Partners Successfully Defend Multi-Million Dollar Salvage Claim

On October 15, 2003, the Staten Island Ferry Andrew J. Barberi struck a maintenance pier, resulting in 11 deaths and injuries to more than 70 passengers. The DOROTHY J., a tug working under contract to New York City, the owner and operator of the ferry, was close by on another job and immediately attempted to...
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FHM Partner Tom Russo at Propeller Club Convention

On October 6-8, FHM partner Tom Russo was a panel member at the 85th Annual International Propeller Club convention is Tampa, Florida. With other participants, Mr. Russo addressed the topic of “Seafarers – An International Overview”, with a particular emphasis on the criminalization of maritime incidents and the prosecution of seafarers.

Gina Venezia Presents at Marine Insurance Day

At the annual Marine Insurance Day in New York on October 1, 2010 FHM partner Gina Venezia presented a program entitled Tightening the Knot – Existing U.S. Laws Prohibiting Trade with Iran and Their Expansion under CISADA. The presentation provided an explanation of the recent increased U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, which have extra-territorial...
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FHM Partner Tom Russo Speaks on Environmental Crimes

On September 23-24, 2010 Freehill partner Tom Russo was a speaker at the 6th annual Marine Log conference and expo, “Global Greenship.” Tom participated in a program entitled “Environmental Crimes: Point-Counterpoint”, with Joseph Poux, Assistant Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, examining the prosecution and defenses of environmental crimes...
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