Rupert P. Hansen is a founding partner of Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos LLP. Prior to joining Cox Wootton, Mr. Hansen was a partner with the international law firm of Graham & James, LLP in San Francisco.
Mr. Hansen has over 30 years of litigation and transactional experience in the field of maritime law. He also represents cliemts in matters involving commercial, environmental, financial and construction law and litigation. Mr. Hansen represents a variety of business interests, including marine and transportation entities, financial institutions, developers, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, property owners, construction companies, and media companies. He has experience as lead counsel in complex trials and appellate matters in both federal and state courts, as well as in international arbitration. Mr. Hansen also engages in transactional and finance work, and is regularly called upon to serve as a mediator and arbitrator within the areas of his expertise. He is regularly retained by large law firms to assist them and their clients in transactions that have complicated components of maritime finance or shipping regulation. Mr. Hansen has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and also has testified as an expert witness in marine insurance matters. .