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Maritime & International Law

Paul M. Sterbcow, Chair



Upcoming Events


MDL 2179: Status of the Cases Not Included in the BP Settlement CLE
     with Paul M. Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman


Date:  Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time:  12 Noon

CLE: One Hour of CLE

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

Cost:  NOBA Member Discount - $35; Non Member - $45 (light lunch included)

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

Committee Meeting on January 31, 2014
Paul Sterbcow, Chair, discussed the BP Trial and the most recent 5th Circuirt opinion certifying the class.

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