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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
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • France
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 2015
    • Major: U.S. & Comparative Law
  • Versailles Bar School, Versailles
    • CAPA - 2013
  • Universite de Lille II Faculte des Sciences Juridiques
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2010
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: International and European Law
  • Universite Jean Moulin Faculte de Droit, Lyon
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2009
    • Major: International and European Law
  • Versailles Bar School, Versailles
    • Honors: France and Exchange Program, Peter Pazmany Katholic University, Budapest, Hungary

Professional Affiliations:

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


  • Rotterdam Rules: The Immediate Past and Future, Chinese Journal of Maritime Law, Vol. 27, No. 1, March, 2016


  • French
  • Spanish