Panel Three: chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Chapter 11: Marine Insurance - Coverages Available For Maritime Risks

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ATTILIO M. COSTABEL

 Attilio M. Costabel is a member of the Florida Bar and retired member of the Italian Bar.  He has a solo practice in Miami, FL, where he also teaches Admiralty Law, Marine Insurance, Boating and Cruising Law, International Business Transactions and Transnational Litigation at St. Thomas University School of Law.  At home also in Mexico, he is a member of the Instituto Ibero Americano de Derecho Maritimo (Mexican arm of the International Maritime Committee).  

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PAMELA A. PALMER

 Pamela A. Palmer is a member in the Los Angeles office of Clark Hill.  Pam provides advice and representation to the firm’s transportation clients concerning insurance coverage, cargo damage, personal injury, products liability, and toxic torts. Pam is a past Chair of the American Bar Association's TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee.  

Chapter 12: Punitive Damage Awards Under General Maritime Law and Ancillary State Claims

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SARAH Y. GAYER

Sarah Y. Gayer is a maritime attorney at Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC in Portland, Maine.  Her practice includes matters involving vessel arrest, maritime liens, tugboats and pilots, marina claims, Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims, pleasure and personal watercraft liability, Coast Guard investigations, marine construction, subrogation, vessel construction, and marine insurance.  From 2017-2018, she served as Chair of the American Bar Association TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee.  She has been a featured speaker at continuing legal education programs for the American Bar Association, the American Conference Institute, the Federal Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, and the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. 

Chapter 13: Defending Damages, Apportionment of Fault, Causation, and Limitation Actions

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JESSICA L. MARTYN

Jessica L. Martyn has ten years of law firm experience representing shipowners and their insurers and financial institutions in litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Martyn has served as Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the ABA TIPS and is currently Secretary of the International Organizations Conventions and Standards Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.  

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MATTHEW A. MOELLER

Matthew A. Moeller is an attorney at law at The Moeller Firm.  His  experience and practice primarily includes the representation of shipyards, vessel owners and operators and contractors as well as other businesses in maritime, construction and commercial disputes.   This experience includes the representation of vessel owners and operators in the defense of Jones Act, Longshore Harbor and Worker’s Compensation Act, and maritime personal injury claims 

Chapter 14: Maritime Whistleblowers

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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 15: Recreational Boating Remedies

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OTIS B. FELDER

Otis B. Felder represents various cruise lines, vessel operators and owners as defense counsel in a wide range of assignments.  Otis Felder has substantial trial and appellate experience in state and federal court, and has represented various London Market insurers in a variety of coverage disputes.  Otis has advised various London Market insurers as to coverage and contribution in the resolution of hundreds of health hazard cases throughout Southern California.