Recent Developments in Maritime-Related Environmental Regulations and Enforcement

(1671 Ratings)

Produced on: April 25, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

MARPOL is an international environmental treaty between maritime nations that recognize that ships transiting international waters are a significant source of pollution. The individual sections (“annexes”) of MARPOL became active at different times, as each annex received the required number of signatory states. This course, presented by Michael J. Lignos of K&L Gates LLP, focuses on issues relating to Annex I and Annex VI.

The U.S. government (mainly the U.S. Coast Guard, EPA and the Environmental Crimes Section of DOJ) has implemented and enforces MARPOL through the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS). APPS fines and consequences are often significant and can impose a considerable financial burden on violators both during the investigation and prosecution phases. Government enforcement as well as the fine amounts in this particular area of the law is on the increase. It is therefore important to be familiar with MARPOL/APPS Annexes I and VI, as well as with the government’s  modus operandi in enforcing the regulations, as well as developments that affect the enforcement “tools” the government has at its disposal.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the structure and requirements of MARPOL/APPS, specifically focusing on Annex I and VI Regulations and How Such Regulations are Enforced
  2. Review Case Law and Other Developments Affecting Annex I and VI Regulations and the Enforcement “Tools” Used By Governmental Agencies

  3. Understand Relevant State Enforcement Actions, Such as Those Brought by the California Air Resources Board

  4. Discuss Strategies to Deal with Governmental Investigations and Prosecutions

  5. Precautions Clients Should Be Advised to Take to Avoid Violations and Fines

Faculty

Michael J. Lignos

K&L Gates LLP

Michael Lignos is a litigation associate in the firm’s New York office and focuses his practice on admiralty and maritime law. Mr. Lignos has represented clients in a wide variety of domestic and international maritime matters. He has extensive experience advising shipping companies in matters arising from charterparty disputes, cargo damage claims, limitation of liability actions, marine insurance coverage, and vessel and cargo arrests and attachments in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Lignos has also provided advice to clients and developed strategy with respect to the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the Clean Water Act, and other environment-related statutes. 

Additionally, Mr. Lignos has experience in white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, and internal investigations. In his career, Mr. Lignos has worked in New York and Paris with domestic and international clients, providing advice and strategy to clients in anti-racketeering and anti-corruption investigations following allegations of misconduct. He has engaged in discovery and other pretrial aspects of criminal and civil litigation before federal trial courts on behalf of individual and multinational corporate clients. 

Mr. Lignos is fluent in Greek.

Reviews

CK
Chris K.

Excellent presentation---I especially liked the discussions of Marpol VI (emissions) and Seamans Slaughter Act.

MD
Michael D.

Good explanation of a handful of current cases in the area as illustrations.

TA
Tony A.

The absolute best lawline video I have ever seen. Bring this Lignos guy back for more!

LS
Laurie S.

One good thing about CLE requirements is that it allows me to learn about things I would otherwise know nothing about. Thanks!

EM
Estelle M.

Not my area of practice but quite interesting.

RL
Rochelle L.

Not on point to my practice - but interesting to see what's happening in other areas.

CS
Christ S.

There should be more maritime law courses available to choose.

LE
Lawrence E.

very good

JF
James F.

Arcane area of the law but interesting in light of the current emphasis on clean air and water

CD
Christine D.

The presenter was excellent --- organized, clear and interesting.

PF
Peggy F.

Very interesting.

JT
Janice T.

Good discussion with case law discussion

JK
John K.

That was a very good presentation - the part at the end about pipelines in Turkey exploding because people have hacked into them gave rise to quite a bit of thought.

MR
Matthew R.

That was really interesting and well presented!

CS
Charles S.

excellent

DO
Daniel O.

Good presentation.

MW
Michael W.

Informative primer course

SB
Susan M. B.

engaging speaker; well-organized; good use of cases to highlight material

BL
Benton L.

speaker not particularly inspiring

MA
Mark A.

Best Lawline CLE we have taken in past 12 months

MG
MADELINE SHEILA G.

Presented what could have been a very dull subject in an interesting and informative manner

MC
Mark C.

Informative

MW
Michael W.

Nice summary of some of the recent litigation imposing some limits on DOJ enforcement actions

JS
James S.

thanks

KK
Konstantinos Anastasios K.

Very interesting topic. We are expecting more similar Videos.

EW
erick w.

nice

PH
Paul H.

very nice to see a class on maritime issues.

DB
Dwight B.

great

AD
Augustin D.

The presentation was clear and easy to follow. the pace was very good as well

LP
Lisa P.

Great video.

LG
Lloyd G.

An interesting exposure to an esoteric area of law.

OC
Otis C.

Informative and timely

WS
William S.

Not my area of expertise but truly enjoyed the course.

AD
Anne Marie D.

Really glad to have an unusual topic~very interesting.

RM
Rommel M.

great

BC
Barry C.

Great

AP
Andrew P.

Good overview of the area of law.

LV
Linda V.

Good overview and examples!

BO
Brian O.

Nice job.

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