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Languages spoken: Norwegian, Swedish

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  1. Insurance: 25%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
  3. Appeals: 25%
  4. Maritime: 25%

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Bullivant Houser Bailey

601 California Street, Suite 1800

San Francisco, CA, 94108-2823


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2012
Specialist Certification in Admiralty and Maritime lawCalifornia State Bar2012
Super Lawyer, Northern CaliforniaNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super Lawyer of Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyer2011
Instructor, U.S. Attorney General's Trial Advocacy InstituteUnited States Department of JusticeN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
visiting professorUniversity of Newcastle, UK2004 - 2004
Guest ProfessorUniversity of Oslo (Norway)1982 - 1983
Senior Trial lawyerUnited States Dept. of Justice1976 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Norwegian American Cultural FoundationDirector2001 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Norwegian American Chamber of CommercePresident1996 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I-Care Corporation v. Del Puerto Health DistrictLarge settlement for client physican's group
N.C.L Corp. v. Hempel et al.Defense verdict for client shipyard
Andrade v. JenningsDefense verdict in favor of Lloyds of London
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Publication nameTitleDate
Westlaw CLE"Life Preserver: An Overview of Maritime Law for Non-Maritime Lawyers"2012
The Nautical Institute, University of Newcastle, U.K.What Every Ship-Master Should Know About Maritime Law in U.S. Courts1995
Maritime Law JournalAn Introduction to the Protection and Indemnity Clubs and the Marine Insurance they Provide1991
The Journal of the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime LawShipowners’ Right to Limit Liability1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Oslo Faculty of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1975
University of California - BerkeleyN/AA.B.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Westlaw Continuing Legal Education ProgramLife Preserver: Admiralty Law for non-maritime lawyers2012
Recent Developments in Marine InsurancePunitive Damages in Federal Courts2010
Luncheon SeminarUsing Maritime Law as an Effective Claims Resolution Tool2010
Pacific Admiralty SeminarProtection & Indemnity Insurance: Recent developments in Marine Insurance2002