Mr. Fink is a partner in the firm and specializes in representing companies and organizations involved in the transportation industry before the courts, arbitration panels, boards of contract appeals, federal agencies and the Congress. He has more than 30 years of experience in transportation matters. Mr. Fink has litigated cases in both district and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions and regularly deals with matters before various regulatory bodies focused on maritime matters. He advises companies on government contract matters. The nature of his work also involves a significant amount of counseling with regard to the application of the antitrust laws to the maritime industry. In addition to many years of litigation, Mr. Fink has broad experience in counseling companies and organizations on commercial and corporate issues.
Mr. Fink began his legal career with a clerkship at the U.S. Court of Claims. He then spent several years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Fink entered private practice in 1977 and was a partner for two prominent law firms in the District of Columbia. In 1991, Mr. Fink became a founding partner of Sher & Blackwell.
Recognized as a leading member of the maritime law bar, Mr. Fink has served as President of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association. He has spoken on maritime and transportation issues before various transportation organizations, and testified on maritime related matters before the U.S. Congress. Recent projects include successfully litigating an Administrative Appeals Act complaint against the Coast Guard in federal court, representing various ocean carriers in an investigation before a federal agency, successfully defending a protest of a government contract and defending a class action complaint filed in federal court