Clyde & Co is opening an office in Southern California, headed by Joe Walsh, formerly a partner at Keesal, Young & Logan. Recognized as a leader within the maritime industry, Joe and his team will continue to provide legal services concentrating on the marine and energy markets. The office will be located in Newport Beach, California.
Senior Partner James Burns stated: “Opening an office in Orange County is a further step in our expansion in the United States. Our San Francisco office with fifty attorneys focuses primarily on non-marine insurance, aviation and litigation. Through Joe and the new office we have an ideal opportunity to expand our West Coast offering in the marine and energy markets, two of the firm’s core sectors. Our long heritage in shipping speaks for itself and we look forward to welcoming Joe to our already substantial international marine group.”
New York-based maritime partner John Keough commented: “Joe is recognized as a market leader on the West Coast, and we are excited that he chose to join Clyde & Co. Joe’s well-respected expertise and our new office in Southern California will complement and expand the strength of our marine and energy practice in New York and across the entire US. This combination fits like a hand in a glove with our global practice in that sector. Joe’s experience in maritime casualty and pollution response, in tandem with our current marine team, will provide our marine and energy clients throughout the firm’s international network with a superior response capability.”
Joe Walsh said: “Clyde & Co has an outstanding reputation in shipping and energy. The firm’s ability to serve clients on a global basis is a very attractive proposition. I know that the firm’s world-wide network and leading market capability will deliver enormous benefits to our clients operating on the US West Coast and beyond.”
In addition to advising clients on general maritime and admiralty law matters, Walsh has developed particular expertise in casualty investigations, crisis management, environmental compliance, and oil and chemical pollution matters.
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