CHARLESTON, S.C.—Womble Carlyle’s Charleston office hosted the Spring meeting of the board of The Maritime Law Association of the United States (“MLA”) in the firm’s newly renovated Harbour Room at 12 Exchange Street on March 12, 2016.  All 26 officers and directors of the MLA, the premier professional organization for some 2,700 admiralty and maritime attorneys, met in Charleston for the first time in 18 years, and only the second time in the Association’s 115 year history. 


Pictured (from L to R) MLA President Bob Clyne (Sr. VP and General Counsel of the American Bureau of Shipping), Past-President Jim Moseley (Senior Partner at Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones, Jax., FL), 1st VP/Incoming MLA President, Hal Watson (Chaffe McCall, LLP, Houston, TX), and Schreck.

Gordon Schreck, senior partner in the firm’s admiralty and maritime practice team, worked closely with MLA President, Bob Clyne, to coordinate events for the very successful meeting, which was blessed with beautiful weather, and included a reception for the local maritime bar and their spouses at the Carolina Yacht Club, and a golf outing at the Charleston Country Club, arranged by Womble Carlyle partner and CCC President Cordes Ford. 


Officers and Directors of MLA, with Charleston Harbor in background (Gordon Schreck, in front row, kneeling).