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 James E. Forde

James E. Forde


New York Office
One World Financial Center
200 Liberty Street, 26th Floor
New York, New York  10281
(212) 839-7000 (tel)
(212) 466-0514 (fax)

Practice Areas:
Admiralty & Maritime
Pleasure Boating & Yachting
James Forde has a wide-ranging commercial law and litigation practice that focuses in three major areas:

  • Maritime litigation, including marine general liability defense, oil pollution and CERCLA defense, hull and machinery casualty investigation and defense, charter party and marine insurance coverage disputes.
  • Maritime corporate and finance matters, including offshore incorporations, ISM compliance and ship finance.
  • Construction litigation, including contract, performance and materialman bond disputes, construction site accident investigation and defense as well as labor dispute arbitrations.
Mr. Forde acted as in-house corporate counsel for a small Russian shipping company for two years.

JD, 1992, Queens College of the City University of New York School of Law
BS, 1988, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Marine Engineering

Financial Services
Insurance & Reinsurance

Admitted To Practice
New York 1993
District of Columbia 1994
U.S. Supreme Court 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2008)
U.S. Court of Federal Claims 2004
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 2004
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (2009)

Professional / Civic Affiliations

Maritime Law Association of the United States



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