J. Michael Cavanaugh advises shipowners, ocean carriers, cruise lines, financial institutions, logistics and supply chain management companies, railroads and intermodal carriers with respect to U.S. ocean shipping and shipbuilding legislative and regulatory matters, including Federal Maritime Commission, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and U.S. Maritime Administration regulation relating to ownership, operation and financing of vessels and intermodal equipment.
Mr. Cavanaugh's recent engagements include:
Before entering private practice, Mr. Cavanaugh served as attorney-advisor, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce/Maritime Administration from 1974 to 1977 and was the agency's Great Lakes Region counsel from 1976 to 1977. He was responsible for vessel finance, ship construction and subsidy contracts, and litigation involving government contracts. He also represented the agency in regard to insurance, legislative, nuclear propulsion regulatory issues and international policy matters.
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