Robert E. O’Connor, Partner, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert E. O’Connor, Partner, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Trends and Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation: Hot Buttons to Know and Consider.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Robert E. O’Connor
    Robert “Bobby” O’Connor is the Managing Partner of Montgomery McCracken’s New York office. He is a general commercial litigator and a partner of the firm’s Maritime and Transportation practice group. He represents insurers, owners and operators of vessels, and commodity traders, among many others. Robert also has experience arbitrating charter party disputes, litigating the arrests and attachments of vessels and other property, defending environmental pollution claims, conducting onboard investigations, drafting documents for the sale and purchase of vessels, and advising shippers and carriers about customs regulations. His legal practice takes him not only around the US, including an appearance in the US Supreme Court, but also to many foreign countries, where he discovers evidence and offers expert legal opinions.

    About Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

    Montgomery McCracken is a full-service law firm with an established national practice with over 100 attorneys across offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. The firm represents leading businesses, multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals across a wide range of industries in complex litigation, intellectual property, and bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, corporate transactions, and challenging disputes.

    At Montgomery McCracken, service is our hallmark. Clients have access to the full resources of our attorney network and to the depth of experience available firm-wide. Every matter receives the individualized attention, innovative strategies, and cost-effective approaches upon which our clients have come to rely. Our attorneys and staff are supported by sophisticated technologies that link our offices and promote rapid communication and collaboration among our attorneys, departments, and practice groups. In short, for every matter entrusted to us, large or small, simple or complex, we tailor our services to the circumstances encountered and our clients’ needs. Our goal is to build long term relationships with our clients where mutual trust and respect lie at the core.


    For the past years, the admiralty and maritime claim litigation have undergone several significant changes. Key factors that drive these developments include the increasing claims involving problems from the industry’s constantly changing regulatory landscape. Additionally, crucial problems such as issues on the law of overseas seizures, distinction conflicts on the British-American rule of maritime law, and the evolving impact of Jones Act in the US Maritime industry compel immediate resolutions. This is even more important now as governments impose intensified policy measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis implications on the maritime industry.

    In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned maritime law attorneys Roger Rosendahl (FisherBroyles, LLP) and Robert O'Connor (Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP) will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of admiralty and maritime claims and litigation. They will analyze different aspects of maritime law from its historical origins to the latest trends, crucial issues, and litigation challenges arising during the pandemic. Speakers will also offer effective litigation practices and help practitioners maximize the potentials of Maritime Attachment (Rule B) and the Vessel Arrest (Rule C) to increase the chance of winning a maritime claims litigation amid the changing legal landscape.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Overview of the Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation
    • Latest Trends, Developments, and Updates
    • Law of Overseas Seizures
    • The British – American Rule
    • The Jones Act
    • Notable Court Rulings
    • The Implication of COVID-19 Crisis on Maritime Industry
    • Common Risks and Challenges
    • Practical Litigation Tips and Strategies
    • Maritime Attachment (Rule B)
    • Vessel Arrest (Rule C)
    • Outlook

    About The Knowledge Group

    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.
    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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