Marisa Marinelli

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Marisa Marinelli is a partner in the Litigation Section of Holland & Knight's New York office. Her practice emphasizes litigation and arbitration of international commercial contracts and transactions, issues involving the international sale of goods and insurance coverage disputes. She has also represented clients in matters concerning marine casualties, transportation contracts, environmental claims, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, CERCLA, and shipping-company workouts.

In addition, Ms. Marinelli routinely handles matters involving the review, drafting, and negotiation of commercial agreements and transactions, including letters of credit, international distribution and marketing agreements, purchase and sale agreements in the energy and raw- materials sectors, and transportation agreements.

Ms. Marinelli has published articles on appeals of arbitral awards, third-party discovery in arbitration, the neutrality of arbitrators, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and CERCLA and the carriage of dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

While at Hofstra University School of Law, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

Honors & Awards

  • The Legal 500 Latin America, International Arbitration, 2016
  • Women Leaders in the Law, Fortune Magazine, 2013, 2014 
  • Pro Bono Champ, Holland & Knight, 2007
  • Coro Foundation, Leadership New York, 2000
  • Women's Initiative Coordinator (New York Office), 1998-2005
  • Hofstra Law Review, Editor-in-Chief


  • Maritime Law Association
  • Tug Pegasus Preservation Project (New York), Director, 2010 - current
  • U.S. Mexico Bar Association, Director, U.S. Vice-Chair