Representative ExperienceOur comprehensive experience in maritime law is evident in our work related to major motion pictures shot at sea. We have handled the full spectrum of issues for award winning films.
Homeland Security and Hurricane Katrina have given rise to new maritime issues. We are working with clients to help them address the challenges of a changing world.
Transportation and storage of Liquid Natural Gas requires specific knowledge.
Regulatory Compliance requires a systematic approach.
Our admiralty representations have covered a broad scope of matters, including:
Natural Disaster and the Oil Pollution Act 1990 ExperienceWe were retained by an offshore oil pipeline operator whose pipeline was damaged in a hurricane when a nearby jack-up rig was destroyed and sunk in a hurricane resulting in large heavy pieces of the rig landing on the subsea pipeline. The rig operator refused to pay the costs of removal of the rig and repair of the pipeline, forcing the pipeline company to pay for the removal. We sued the rig operator relying in part on the Oil Pollution Act 1990 (“OPA-90”) for our right to recover the costs of avoiding a pollution incident that may have resulted from damage to the line.
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When the stakes are bet-the-company monetary damages, potential criminal sentences and intense scrutiny in the court of public opinion, the more than 325 litigators of BakerHostetler are a team to depend on. We have the kind of credentials you expect from a leading national litigation firm and a client base we have protected in and out of court for decades.
What really sets us apart is our practical experience as trial lawyers. The BakerHostetler team includes former top prosecutors of the U.S. Justice Department (four of whom received the Attorney General's Distinguished Services Award), former prosecutors for major municipalities, veteran civil trial attorneys and enforcement officials from various federal agencies, from the Department of Energy to the SEC and NASD (now FINRA).