Panel TWO: chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Chapter 6: Damages in Cargo Claims and General Average

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CHRISTOPHER R. NOLAN

 Christopher R. Nolan is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office and serves as co-chair of the firm's Transportation and Infrastructure Group.  He focuses on resolving shipping disputes arising from charterparties, bills of lading, fire and explosion, total loss, limitation, and insolvency. Mr. Nolan is regularly instructed on insurance aspects on behalf of Hull underwriters and P&I Clubs on marine insurance matters. Mr. Nolan acts as national counsel for a major ocean carrier, and is frequently instructed in cargo disputes and contamination claims.  

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SEAN T. PRIBYL

Sean T. Pribyl is a Senior Claims Executive/Lawyer with Gard P&I Club in Arendal, Norway. He currently advises Charterer and Trader Members on claims and legal defense issues, including matters related to vessel arrests in international jurisdictions. Prior to joining Gard, he was a Maritime and International Trade attorney with Blank Rome LLP in their Washington, DC office focusing on matters related to civil litigation, regulatory compliance, and whitecollar defense. 

Chapter 7: Salvage Awards, Tow, and Quantum Merit Recovery

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ELENI MELEKOU

Eleni Melekou has recently graduated from New York University School of Law and received an LL.M. in Corporation Law and an Advanced Professional Certificate In Law and Business from NYU Stern School of Business. She has also received an LL.M. In intentional Shipping Law with distinction from Queen Mary University of London.  

Chapter 8: Contracts, Charter Parties, Towing and Pilotage

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DOUGLAS W. TRUXILLO

Douglas W. Truxillo is a shareholder with the Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette, Louisiana practicing in the Admiralty Section since 1977.  Mr. Truxillo graduated, Order of the Coif, from Louisiana State University Law School in 1976 and is admitted to the Louisiana and Texas Bars, the Federal Courts of each, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  He also clerked for the Honorable Edwin F. Hunter, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.  His practice involves civil litigation in maritime and oilfield cases and the negotiation of oilfield master service contracts, commercial shipbuilding and ship sales and mortgage transactions.  He has also served as the legal advisor to the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. since 1991.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, including the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of TIPS, as well as being a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association and Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.  Mr. Truxillo was the President of Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 2004-2005 and 2010-2011 terms and served as the FBA Circuit Vice President for the Fifth Circuit for 2012-2013. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of oilfield and maritime contracts and litigation at seminars put on by Law Schools, Universities, Bar Associations, as well as trade and business organizations.

CHAPTER 9: MARITIME TOXIC EXPOSURE CLAIMS

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DANIELLE T. GAUER

Danielle T. Gauer is an associate at Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP in Miami where she focuses on maritime law. Danielle is a licensed attorney in both Florida and Ontario, Canada. Danielle obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa and her Juris Doctor/Masters of Law in Maritime Law from the University of Miami. Danielle is a member of the ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club and the Maritime Law Association of the United States.  

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MARK E. NEWCOMB

Mark E. Newcomb is Counsel and Vice President – Claims & Insurance, in ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Co., Ltd.’s Americas, Canada and the Caribbean Home Office (Norfolk, Virginia), where he supervises all legal affairs, risk management, and regulatory programs related to ZIM’s marine and inland operations throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean. 

Chapter 10: Rule B Attachment and Rule C Arrest

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AARON B. GREENBAUM

Aaron B. Greenbaum is a top-rated attorney practicing in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. Providing legal representation in Louisiana for a variety of different issues, Aaron Greenbaum was selected to Super Lawyers for 2019. He is admitted to practice before the courts in Louisiana. Aaron Greenbaum represents clients with Transportation / Maritime issues. 

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PHILIP C. BRICKMAN

Philip C. Brickman is a New Orleans attorney at Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC. He has been practicing nearly every aspect of maritime, environmental, complex casualty and insurance coverage litigation for over 15 years. Mr. Brickman has represented shipping companies, oil companies and liability insurers in cases involving ship collisions, personal injuries, oil pollution, complex casualties and cargo damages.

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MICHAEL J. DALY

Michael J. Daly focuses his practice on representing clients involved in litigation over business, insurance and maritime disputes.  He has tried, arbitrated, and otherwise litigated cases involving breach of contract, insurance coverage and bad faith allegations, personal injuries, liability under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law, vessel arrests and maritime attachmen