Our firm’s experience encompasses a wide range of maritime issues and exposures in the following areas: marine insurance, including coverage disputes involving lost or damaged cargo, sunken vessels, and scuba and dive liability; the defense of Jones Act and general maritime personal injury claims; cargo disputes; products liability; and policy drafting. Our clients have included marine insurers, managing general underwriters, and vessel owners and operators, whom we have counseled on topics such as:
- Enforcement of arbitration provisions in Protection and Indemnity Club Rules
- The contractual right to an examination under oath in marine property damage investigations and the protections afforded to the policyholder under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- The scope of available damages under the Jones Act and the general maritime law
- Maintenance and Cure
- Sea piracy clauses in marine insurance contracts
Our experience and resources allow us to implement proactive and efficient claim resolution strategies resulting in outstanding results for our clients. Based on our representation of foreign insurers in international disputes, we have developed a deep and specialized understanding of the impact of broad jurisdictional grants under international conventions on the choice of forum and the interplay between such broad jurisdictional grants and local interests.