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Pamela Schultz is a litigator with a broad range of experience in federal and state courts in jurisdictions across the nation. Her specific experience includes the litigation of admiralty and maritime matters, as well as product liability and general liability litigation. She also provides insurance coverage advice.

Ms. Schultz has wide-ranging experience in admiralty and maritime litigation. It includes cargo claims, personal injury defense, product liability, charter party disputes, marine insurance, ship arrests and attachments, collisions and maritime liens. Her representation of clients includes protection and indemnity clubs and their members, vessel owners, charterers and terminals. Ms. Schultz is actively involved in many professional and trade associations. Ms. Schultz is presently serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors of The Maritime Law Association of the United States. She is also a vice-chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Committee of the American Bar Association.

Ms. Schultz has also represented manufacturers and suppliers in product liability litigation. Her prior experience includes the litigation of food product toxic exposure and manufacturing defect matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Ms. Schultz practiced admiralty and maritime law at Freehill Hogan & Mahar in New York and Severson & Werson in San Francisco. She also practiced in New Orleans at the firm of Frilot LLC. She is licensed to practice in California, New York, Louisiana, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Hawaii.

In October 2014, Ms. Schultz was seconded to the Piraeus office of SKULD, one of the members of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor
    • Board of Directors, Member, 2015–Present
    • Special Committee on Membership, Chair, 2017–Present
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member, 2001–Present
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, Member, 2001–Present
      • Vice-Chair, 2002–2012
  • American Maritime Cases, Editorial Fellow, 2017–Present
  • Pacific Admiralty Seminar Steering Committee
    • Treasurer, 2017–Present

Representative Matters

  • Cruz v. United States, 247 F.Supp.3d 1138, 2017 AMC 681 (S.D. Cal. 2017)
  • Guan v. Deng (In re Deng), No., 2014 AMC 1295 (N.D. Cal. 2014)
  • Indagro S.A. v. Bauche S.A., 652 F. Supp. 2d 482 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)
  • Dominion Bulk Int'l, S.A. v. Naviera Panoceanica, S.A.C., 2008 AMC 1898 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Ruperti, 567 F. Supp. 2d 501 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Ruperti, 545 F. Supp. 2d 328 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Naias Marine S.A. v. Trans Pac. Carriers Co., 2008 AMC 92 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • DSND Subsea AS v. Oceanografia, S.A. de C.V., 569 F. Supp. 2d 339, 2008 AMC 2503 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Crawford v. Elec. Boat Corp., 515 F. Supp. 2d 282, 2007 AMC 2409 (D. Conn. 2007)
  • Dominion Bulk Int'l, S.A. v. Naviera Panoceanica, S.A.C., 2007 AMC 186 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 21, 2006)
  • Effjohn Intl Cruise Holdings, Inc. v. A&L Sales, Inc., 346 F.3d 552, 2003 AMC 2578 (5th Cir. 2003)
  • EffJohn Int'l Cruise Holdings, Inc. v. M/V Enchanted Isle, 2002 AMC 928 (E.D. La. 2002)
  • Effjohn Int'l Cruise Holdings, Inc. v. M/V Enchanted Isle, 2002 AMC 944 (E.D. La. Mar. 8, 2002)
  • Verzwyvelt v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 175 F. Supp. 2d 881 (W.D. La. 2001)
  • Verzwyvelt v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 204 F.R.D. 309 (W.D. La. 2001)

Presentations

  • "Maritime Attachment Under U.S. Law," Admiralty Law Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2018
  • "Jonah and the Whale, Adventure Tourism," International Marine Claims Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 2017
  • "Personal Jurisdiction: A Journey through Daimler and Its Potential Impact," Maritime Law Association Practice and Procedure Committee, New York, New York, May 2017
  • "Novel Issues With Respect to Limitation of Liability: Can Vessel Owners Limit Liability to a Certain Value?," ACI's 4th Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation, Houston, Texas, February 4, 2015
  • Whose Job is it Anyway?," Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims: Defending and Managing New and Emerging Claims Including Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligence Per Se, Physical Stress, Duty to Warn, and More," ACI's 3rd Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation, Houston, Texas, February 27, 2014
  • "In the Wake of Baker and Townsend," Maritime Law Association Fall Meeting, 2011
  • Marine Insurance Masterclass, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012

Publications

  • "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2017

  • "Personal Jurisdiction: A Journey through Daimler and Its Potential Impact," Benedict's Maritime Bulletin, Third Quarter 2017

  • "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2016

  • "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law,"Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2015

  • "The Dorothy J - A Missed Opportunity," American Bar Association Admiralty and Maritime Newsletter, Summer 2011
  • "In the Wake of Baker and Townsend," Benedict's Maritime Bulletin, Fourth Quarter 2011

J.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2000

B.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1997