FHM Partner Pat Bonner Elected President of the U.S. Maritime Law Association

On May 7, 2010 the U.S. Maritime Law Association elected Patrick Bonner as it’s 47th President. Pat has a long history of service to the MLA, previously having been Chair of the Coast Guard Committee, Treasurer, First and Second Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors. Pat’s term ran until May, 2012.

Dan Fitzgerald Co-Authors Article on Medical Evacuations from Vessels

The July 2010 issue of the UK Club’s publication US Bodily Injury News contains an article co-authored by Dan Fitzgerald of FHM and Karen Hildebrandt of Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. entitled “US Coast Guard Medical Evacuations.” The article, which is in the Articles and Speeches section below, outlines the procedures for seeking U.S. Coast Guard...
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FHM Partner Tom Russo Writes on Oily Water Separator Cases

Freehill partner Tom Russo authored an article entitled Sometimes, The Best Defense is a Good Offense for the April 2010 issue of The Arbitrator. The article, which can be accessed in the Articles And Speeches section below, outlines steps which shipowners and managers can take to build a due diligence defense to charges of oily...
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Freehill Partners Provide Updates on Personal Injury Law

On November 17, 2009 FHM partners Jack Walsh and Mark Muller provided an update on aspects of personal injury law for a forum held at the India House by The Standard P&I Club. Jack Walsh provided a general update on various issues in personal injury law, while Mark Muller spoke on the new reporting requirements...
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Freehill Partners Participate in MLA Panel

At the U.S. Maritime Law Association Fall meeting held at Hilton Head the week of November 2, 2009, two FHM partners, Peter Gutowski and Larry Kahn, participated in a panel discussion on Recent Developments and the Current Status in Rule B Litigation. Mr. Gutowski was a panel member while Mr. Kahn served as the moderator of...
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FHM’s Dan Fitzgerald Speaks at Several Forums

At the SUNY Maritime Annual Towing Forum on October 21, 2009, Dan Fitzgerald delivered a paper on Towing Regulations – Liability and Legal Consequences. On December 2, 2009, Mr. Fitzgerald spoke on a similar topic at the Sea Tow Annual Convention, where he discussed Liability & Legal Consequences for the Assistance Towing Industry.

Pat Bonner Presents at the Houston Insurance Seminar

Freehill partner Pat Bonner participated in the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar on September 21, 2009, speaking on the Rotterdam Rules. Mr. Bonner’s presentation, THE ROTTERDAM RULES: The New International Regime for Carriage of Goods by Sea, can be accessed by clicking here.