“Outside counsel often have trouble seeing matters from the client’s perspective. Having spent ten years as General Counsel, I know what is important to my clients and am able to offer practical and cost-effective solutions to help them achieve their goals.”
David Reisman brings broad and practical experience to his maritime practice. David spent 10 years (2007 – 2017) as General Counsel for one of the world’s leading marine salvage and wreck removal contractors before returning to the Liskow & Lewis maritime section in 2017. This experience gives David a unique understanding of marine casualties and emergency response. David represents vessel owners and P&I clubs in many of the largest marine casualties in the Americas, including serving as lead counsel for the owners of the GOLDEN RAY. David regularly represents vessel owners and operators in U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board hearings. His practice also includes representing blue water, brown water and inland towing vessel owners in connection with personal injury, collision/allision, and pipeline/cable damage cases throughout the United States.
In addition to his emergency response and litigation practice, David advises clients on a broad range of regulatory and contractual issues. David’s experience includes Jones Act cabotage issues, Coast Guard regulations, contract drafting and review, and insurance. Having worked extensively throughout Europe, Asia and South America, David is also experienced at international and multinational transactions, investigations and vessel registry matters.