Offshore Wind Power and It’s Impact on the Marine Legal Community

3:10 – 4:10 pm

Grand Ballrooms 11 & 12
Convention Level

With a national push for alternative energy sources and energy independence, offshore wind energy off the coastal waters of the United States is ramping up at a rapid pace. With the implementation of this state-of-the-art technology, employers, employees and those in the insurance and marine legal fields are faced with multiple maritime legal exposures, risks and claim potential. This panel will give an overview of the types of equipment being deployed and target areas of wind farms, the stakeholders involved from a marine legal perspective, as well as delve into the applicable jurisdictional and legal implications.

S. Scott Bluestein, Attorney
Bluestein Law Firm
Mt. Pleasant, SC

John Karpousis, Attorney
Freehill, Hogan & Mahar, LLP
New York, NY

David Widener
Managing Director
The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.
Mobile, AL

Mark E. Newcomb, Attorney
Vice President
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.
Norfolk, VA


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