Brad has represented clients for over 30 years in civil litigation and arbitration matters, with a focus on admiralty and maritime law. Brad's clients have included oil, technology and insurance companies, marine classification societies, vessel owners and charterers, cargo interests, marine construction and dredging companies, salvage companies, and shipyards.
Brad represented the petitioner in Exxon Corp. v. Central Gulf Lines, Inc., 500 U.S. 603 (1991), in which the United States Supreme Court overruled its own long-standing precedent and expanded federal admiralty jurisdiction in favor of his client. Brad also has substantial experience defending marine classification societies in major malpractice cases, including a $1 billion suit brought by a foreign country in connection with a massive oil spill in Europe, and another in connection with the catastrophic failure and sinking of a laden bulk carrier.
In addition to his litigation work, Brad assists clients in concluding various types of maritime transactions, including the purchase and sale of vessels, charter parties and towage agreements. Brad has also advised clients overseas concerning compliance with U.S. maritime trade and environmental law