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Paul M. Sterbcow, Chair



Upcoming Events


Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award

The New Orleans Bar Association's Maritime and International Law Committee is proud to announce the recipient of this year's Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award is 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. A ceremony and luncheon will be held to honor this year's recipient on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the JW Marriott, 614 Canal Street, Ile de France Ballroom, New Orleans.







Date:  Monday, November 3, 2014

Time:  12 Noon

Location: JW Marriott, 614 Canal Street, Ile de France Ballroom, New Orleans

Cost:  $50 


  1. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email CC Kahr or
  3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or
  4. Payment may be made online by clicking here.

Cancellations must be received by Monday, October 27, 2014 in order to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No shows will be charged.


Recent Events

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.

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


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