Larry Kiern

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Larry Kiern

lkiern@winston.com

Larry Kiern is a partner in Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C. office who concentrates his practice in litigation, arbitration, maritime, environmental, legislative, and regulatory matters. Mr. Kiern's practice group has been consistently ranked at the top of the profession by Chambers USA.

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Washington's Year-End Legislative Scrum

By Larry Kiern 2016-01-08 18:21:32

Despite the apparent gridlock, at least one important maritime objective seems certain – increased funding for the U.S. Coast Guard It’s that time of year again. Headlines and media accounts of the current shenanigans in Washington feature threats...

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New Budget Deal on the Horizon

By Larry Kiern 2015-11-13 08:52:34

This summer’s headlines have been shouting at us about the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding Obamacare, gay marriage, the fate of the Confederate flag, and the international agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program. Meanwhile, President Obama and Congress have been at work...

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Washington Grapples With Fast-Track Legislation

By Larry Kiern 2015-07-08 22:16:10

The President is fighting his own party on this one.  Having put aside for the time being the legacy issues left over from the previous Congress, the new Republican leadership has now moved on to what could be the defining...

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Reality Sets In for the GOP Congress

By Larry Kiern 2015-06-01 14:25:29

The first three months of the 115th Congress left the new Republican majority with little to show for itself but battle scars. After trying and failing to defeat President Obama on two major measures, the GOP has been forced to...

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Republicans Challenged to Govern

By Larry Kiern 2015-03-13 14:01:27

***From Jan-Feb 2015 Edition of The Maritime Executive 

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GOP Surges in Midterm Elections

By Larry Kiern 2015-02-19 16:13:14

***From The Maritime Executive magazine, Nov-Dec 2014*** The 2014 midterm elections lifted congressional Republicans to new heights as they recaptured control of...

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Shifting Priorities

By Larry Kiern 2014-11-26 11:54:00

In the last two months the dynamic of this year’s midterm congressional elections shifted away from primarily domestic themes toward national and homeland security priorities. For several weeks in late summer the nation’s major media headlined...

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Midterm Elections Dominate Washington's Agenda

By Larry Kiern 2014-10-14 14:35:00

As the summer sun boils the nation’s capital, its political leaders remain sharply focused on the approaching midterm elections. In this heated environment, each policy proposal, whether executive or legislative, is judged primarily for its immediate...

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Maritime Industry Lobbies for Environmental Reform

By Larry Kiern 2014-08-12 16:35:00

On March 4, 2014, representatives of the maritime industry appeared before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and called for legislative reform of key environmental regulations. They represented a phalanx of maritime interests:...

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SINOPACIFIC Signs Contract with Mexican Shipping Company

By Larry Kiern 2014-08-06 11:33:00

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC), has recently signed a contract with a Mexican shipping company, Naviera Petrolera Integral S.A. de C.V. for the construction of 3 (three) SPP17A vessels. All vessels will be built in SINOPACIFIC’s Zhejiang Shipyard and are expected...

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