Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Conference: Admiralty Disruption

March 22, 2019 to March 23, 2019

We look forward to welcoming you to the very first ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Conference, March 22-23, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, conveniently located at the foot of Bourbon Street!

Our conference, Admiralty Disruption, is a bold name for a bold program that will provide unparalleled content to the sophisticated legal maritime practitioner and company leader. In designing our program, we had two tenets in mind: provide cost-effective quality content; and feature the best of the best in speakers from the maritime legal community. The resulting 11+ hours of CLE programing features more than 35 company representatives from the marine and energy market, plus a distinguished group of judges. Here is what you can expect:

  • Quality Content: We asked the biggest names in the maritime industry a simple question: What issues are important to you? Over two days in New Orleans, you will get the inside scoop on the hot issues facing company executives, in-house counsel, and insurance professionals who offer their candid perspectives. Attendees will return to work with valuable insight and knowledge that will make them better lawyers.
  • Quality Experience: This conference provides value inside and outside of the conference room floor. On Thursday, the joint reception with the TIPS Transportation MegaConference, covering surface transportation issues for 24 years, is unparalleled. For the multi-modal practitioner, there is no other opportunity where you can meet with company and insurance interests from the wet and dry sides of the transportation industry at the same time. On Friday night, panelists will split off to French Quarter dinners for quality networking and professional development. On Sunday, before you head home, for those interested there is a half marathon or 5K that runs right through the French Quarter. In New Orleans, they call this stuff “lagniappe,” a little something extra!
  • Quality In-House Counsel Leaders: Did we say best of the best? We sure did. You cannot beat the in-house counsel and insurance professionals who have volunteered to share their knowledge and experience. No other conference offers the breadth and diversity of speakers and industry exposure. Hear from the representatives of oil majors, ship owners, vessel managers, offshore service companies, inland towboat operators, shipbuilders, domestic insurers, P&I Clubs, insurance brokers, and technical experts. Speakers hail from all over the United States, England, and Canada.  This diverse group of speakers provides attendees with a valuable networking opportunity, in additional to quality content.

Join us in New Orleans for Admiralty Disruption on March 22 & 23, 2019.

Best Regards,


Christine Carbo Marziotti, Senior Counsel, Phillips 66, Houston, TX

Boriana Farrar, Vice President – Counsel and Senior Claims Executive, The American Club, New York, NY

Sarah Yantakosol Gayer, Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC
Aaron Greenbaum, Pusateri, Johnston, Guillot & Greenbaum, LLC
Chris Nolan, Holland & Knight LLP
Raymond Waid, Liskow & Lewis APLC


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