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Kevin O’Malley counsels and represents international and domestic insurance underwriters on coverage and other issues arising under marine and non-marine property and liability policies such as open cargo, inland marine, hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, and marine general liability policies. He also counsels and represents vessel owners, logistics providers, marine transportation companies, terminals, commodity traders and others in the international shipping and transportation industry on commercial disputes, cargo damage claims and defense, marine casualties, oil spill response and other areas relevant to the industry. Kevin has a nationwide litigation and an international arbitration practice. He regularly counsels underwriters on their policy forms and other clients on their commercial transactions, including the drafting of the contracts and other documents needed to effect their business goals.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2006


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Lemle & Kelleher Award, Admiralty Law, 1999
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Marine Insurance, 1999
    • Honors: Certificate, Maritime Law
    • Honors: Certificate, Commercial Arbitration
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Maritime Law Association of the United States