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29-30 November 2021, Virtual Conference
Delivered Live (CET Time) & On Demand Afterwards

Steven Andersen
General Counsel at Federal Maritime Commission


RADM Steve Andersen, USCG (retired) was appointed as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission in July 2020. Prior to joining the Federal Maritime Commission, Andersen served as the Chief Counsel and Judge Advocate General of the United States Coast Guard where he held the rank of Rear Admiral. In that role, Andersen provided legal advice to the senior Coast Guard leadership, led the legal efforts of the Coast Guard, and chaired the Marine Safety and Security Council.

In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission, Andersen provides advice and recommendations to the Chairman and Commissioners on legal, regulatory, and policy matters. He is also responsible for managing the Commission’s international affairs program and serves as a member of the agency’s Senior Management Team.

Andersen graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1985 and George Mason University School of Law in 1997. Over the course of his career as a Coast Guard officer, Anderson held a number of key legal and operational positions including Director of Intelligence, Commanding Officer Legal Service Command, Commanding Officer Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, and Commanding Officer of two different Coast Guard cutters. He also served in a one-year deployment to Afghanistan. Among other recognitions, he was awarded the ABA Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Award and the Bronze Star Medal.

Agenda Sessions

  • Consortia & Alliances, including Review of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation