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Maritime & International Law

Paul M. Sterbcow, Chair



Upcoming Events

The Maritime and International Law Committee and Paul Sterbcow, Chair,  are holding a meeting on January 31st at 12 noon.  The Committee will discuss the BP Trial and the most recent 5th Circuirt opinion certifying the class. They will explore the decision and its ramifications. 

Date:  Friday, January 31, 2014

Time:  12 Noon

Location: New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans

Cost:  Committee membership is free with NOBA dues.  There is no cost to attend this meeting. Lunch may be ordered in advance for $12.

Registration:  Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453, email Rebekah Burg, or mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund.



Recent Events

Distiguished Maritime Laywer Award Luncheon & Award Ceremony
Monday, October 28, 2013

The New Orleans Bar Association's Maritime & International Law Committee are pleased to announce the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award, Robert H. Murphy. Mr. Murphy, Murphy, Rogers, Sloss & Gambel, was recognized for his significant contribution to the admiralty bar. 


Information on the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award.  Deadline is August 15th of every year.


Settlement on the High Seas: BP Settlement Update CLE
November 8, 2013

A discussion of the basics of the settlement post-oral arguments, including:

  • An update on the class settlement
  • A status report of the claimants that have been excluded by from the class settlement (oil field operators, diving boats, etc.). Several of these “test” cases are going to trial in summer of 2014. This promises to be a road map for settling the non-class cases. 
  • An overview of the government claimants (e.g., municipalities) to be discussed. 


Paul Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman

Walter Leger, Jr., Leger & Shaw


CLE - "Settlement on the High Seas: The Nuts & Bolts of the BP-PSC Settlement"

Speakers: Don K. Haycraft, Liskow & Lewis; Paul Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman; Conrad S.P. (Duke) Williams, The Williams Law Group

Date:  Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Location:  New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans