Carole Rouffet


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Carole Rouffet focuses her practice on maritime and transportation laws, including insurance disputes and coverage issues, cargo damage claims and defense, marine casualties and contract and charter party breaches. She advises on statutory liability and regulatory compliance for freight forwarders, brokers, inland and ocean carriers. She also represents international and domestic clients in a variety of commercial disputes involving the international sale of goods in both federal and state courts and arbitration.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Carole was a clerk for Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.

Bar Admissions:

New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Eastern District of Michigan
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
France Bar (CAPA)


Fordham University School of Law (LL.M., U.S. & Comparative Law, 2015)
HEDAC, Versailles Bar School (CAPA, 2013)
Lille II University, France (Master's degree in International and European law, 2010, cum laude)
Versailles University, France (Bachelor in law, 2008)
Exchange program at Peter Pazmany Katholic University, Budapest, Hungary (2008)

Professional Affiliations:

New York City Bar Association, Admiralty Committee, Member, 2018-Present
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
French-American Bar Association
Association Française du Droit Maritime


Rotterdam Rules: the immediate past and future, Chinese Journal of Maritime Law, Vol 27, No. 1, March 2016

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