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Miles Thomas to Speak at 7th Annual Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation Conference


02/18/2019

Lugenbuhl shareholder Miles Thomas will serve as a speaker at the upcoming American Conference Institute’s 7th Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation. The conference will take place Feb. 25 – 27, 2019, in Houston. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Miles will present “Maritime Personal Injury: Rules Relating to Jurisdiction and Procedures Peculiar to Admiralty and Maritime Law.” The presentation will include a review of recent claims and common dangers that lead to personal injuries, an analysis of the vessel owner’s or operator’s duty of care, an examination of statutory liability and general maritime law, and the establishment of jurisdiction and filing of maritime personal injury claims. 

Miles will also lead a post-conference Admiralty and Maritime Boot Camp on Wednesday, Feb. 27, designed as a crash course on the concepts and theories in maritime and admiralty law for new practitioners or young professionals transitioning to an in-house role. Miles will address aspects of the practice such as personal injury claims, implications of and developments in the Jones Act, maintenance and cure pitfalls and procedures, interaction with the Longshore Act and commercial aspects of maritime law, such as vessel seizures, arrests and more. Attendees will fill their tool boxes with the “how-to” skills necessary for starting out in the maritime industry.

The ACI’s annual Admiralty & Maritime Claims & Litigation Conference brings together leading maritime counsel and claims professionals from across the country to discuss, analyze and share insights beneficial for defense and risk management strategies.

To learn more about the conference, click here. More information about Miles is available here.

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