Vincent J. Foley is a New York attorney in Holland & Knight's Maritime Practice Group. His practice focuses on the areas of international shipping and transportation-related contracts, litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Foley has experience in all aspects of pretrial discovery, depositions and trials in federal courts and has conducted numerous arbitrations. He has advised clients in connection with multiple, high-profile marine incidents and transportation contract disputes, including:
Mr. Foley has represented marine terminal operators in connection with drafting of terminal service agreements, marine schedules (tariffs), maintenance and repair contracts, related vendor and equipment agreements, regulatory and licensing issues, as well as all terminal-related operational or support agreements.
Mr. Foley has advised clients on environmental liability issues and compliance with regulations for vessels operating in U.S. waters. He has led oil pollution prevention seminars, formal response drills and oil spill response training for industry clients. He has negotiated long-term time charters, modification and repair agreements, as well as participated in development of an offshore oil spill emergency response system.
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast oil spill (May 2010), Mr. Foley testified before the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives and Committee on the Judiciary, as an industry expert on the OPA 90 oil spill compensation and liability scheme.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Foley graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and worked as a licensed officer for two years on U.S. flag vessels. He holds a limited U.S. Master's License and unlimited U.S. Third Mate and Third Assistant Engineer licenses.
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