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Neil is Counsel to the firm and practices with the International Dispute Resolution group in the New York office of Watson Farley & Williams. His areas of focus include commercial litigation and arbitration matters (particularly those involving international or maritime issues), international contract disputes, creditors’ rights in US bankruptcy proceedings, obtaining pre- and post-judgment security, and vessel foreclosure. He also works on international and domestic transactions in the transportation sector, particularly those with maritime legal issues.
Neil lectures at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (“SIPA”), where he teaches Maritime Transportation, Law & Public Policy, a graduate-level course offered to SIPA and business school students by the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation & Public Policy (“CEMTPP”). Neil serves on the research team at CEMTPP, which is conducting academic and commercial research on the public policy response to strategic issues in marine transportation and the movement of energy supplies globally in light of the current economic climate.
Neil is also active in the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”), where he serves as First Vice-Chair, Chief Information Officer, and as Vice-Chair for Committees. He also co-chairs the NYSBA International Section Transportation Committee and is in line to Chair the NYSBA International Section in 2016. Neil also sits on the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee of the Maritime Law Association.