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Maritime & International Law


    Hugh P. Lambert, Co-Chair             Jason P. Waguespack, Co-Chair   


Upcoming Events:

Join us for a happy hour social, co-hosted by the Insurance Law, Maritime & International Law, Oil & Gas Law and Environmental Law committees! A big thank you to Flanagan Partners, Baker Donelson & Galloway Johnson for sponsoring this event!

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The NOPSI Hotel
317 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award:

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

August 2016 Blog Post

Recent Events:

On May 9, 2018, Cayce Peterson, Frederick Swaim III and Ian Taylor presented a CLE on "Product Liability Issues in Maritime Law."

On September 23, 2017, Dan Tadros of Chaffe McCall, LLP presented "Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses" CLE.

On March 16, 2017, Milton Ramirez, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Eastern District of Louisiana, presented "Policies and Procedures of the US Marshal for In Rem Arrests and Attachments" CLE.

On October 20, Shaun Clarke, Kerry Miller, and Paul Sterbcow presented "The Deepwater Horizon Litigation: Civil, Criminal & Administrative" CLE.

On October 23, 2015, the Comittee held "A Discussion of the Employer's Maintenance and Cure Obligation" CLE with Paul Sterbcow and Jedd Malish.

On October 16, 2015, NOBA awarded Conrad (Duke) Williams III with the Distinguished Maritime Award.

On November 7, 2014, the Committee held a "Policies and Procedures of the US Marshal for In Rem Arrests and Attachments" CLE. Effective in rem jurisdiction relies on the prompt and proper arrest or attachment of a vessel, cargo, or other property under the Supplemental Admiralty Rules of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A knowledge of the policies and procedures of the U.S. Marshal’s Service in making the arrest or attachment is essential for every admiralty practitioner.  

On November 3, 2014, The New Orleans Bar Association's Maritime and International Law Committee announced the recipient of 2014's Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award: S. Gene Fendler. Mr. Fendler is a shareholder at Liskow & Lewis and has litigation and trial experiences that span more than 35 years in both casualty and business matters. 

MDL 2179: Status of the Cases Not Included in the BP Settlement CLE on July 31, 2014
with Paul M. Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman

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