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Neil Quartaro
Attorney at Watson, Farley & Williams LLP


Neil is Counsel to the Firm and practices with the International Dispute Resolution Group in the New York office of Watson Farley & Williams. His areas offocus include commercial litigation and arbitration matters (particularly thoseinvolving international or maritime issues), international contract disputes,creditors’ rights in US bankruptcy proceedings, obtaining pre- andpost-judgment security, and vessel foreclosure. He also works on internationaland domestic transactions in the transportation sector, particularly those withmaritime legal issues.

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”). Neil 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.

Agenda Sessions

  • Navigating a Sea of Red: When Shipowners file for bankruptcy