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Neil Quartaro
Counsel at Watson Farley & Williams LLP


Mr. Quartaro is Of Counsel to the Maritime Services Group in the
New York office of Watson, Farley & Williams. An internationally
recognized AV-rated attorney for both ethics and skills, his areas
of focus include commercial litigation and arbitration matters
(particularly those involving international or maritime issues),
international contract disputes, creditors' rights in US bankruptcy
proceedings, obtaining pre- and post-judgment security, and
vessel foreclosure. He also works on international and domestic
transactions in the transportation sector, particularly those with
maritime legal issues.

Neil is the Chair of the New York State Bar Association
(“NYSBA”), International Section. The International Section has
about 2,500 members located around the world, and offers a New
York law perspective on critical international law issues at the
city, state and federal level. He also co-chairs the NYSBA
International Section Transportation Committee and is the
Secretary of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee of the
Maritime Law Association.

Neil lectures at Columbia University’s School of International and
Public Affairs (“SIPA”), where he teaches Maritime
Transportation, Law & Public Policy, a graduate-level course
offered to SIPA and business school students by the Center for
Energy, Marine Transportation & Public Policy (“CEMTPP”). Mr.
Quartaro serves on the research team at CEMTPP, which is
conducting academic and commercial research on the public
policy response to strategic issues in marine transportation and
the movement of energy supplies globally in light of the current
economic climate.