Speaking Engagement

A Drop of Oil in the Deep Blue Sea: Criminal Liability for Environmental Damages

2024 SEALI Annual Seminar

The Roosevelt New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

Blank Rome maritime attorney Alan M. Weigel will serve as a speaker at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute’s (“SEALI”) 2024 SEALI Annual Seminar, being held June 20 through June 22, 2024, at the Roosevelt New Orleans in Louisiana. Blank Rome is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Seminar.

Alan’s session, “A Drop of Oil in the Deep Blue Sea: Criminal Liability for Environmental Damages,” will take place on Saturday, June 22, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Other sessions include:

  • Legal Professionalism
  • Using Generative AI: Legal Ethics to Comply with State Bar Rules
  • The Right to a Jury Trial in Admiralty: Is There Still One?
  • Settling the Score—Navigating the Maze of Insurance Bad Faith
  • Breaking Waves of Accountability—Navigating U.S. Coast Guard S&R Proceedings Focusing on SASH Cases
  • Responding to the Call—Major Personal Injury Response Primer
  • What’s Your Opinion? The Effective Use of Daubert in Defending & Excluding Experts
  • What’s It Really Worth? Recoverable Damages in Maritime Personal Injury & Death Claims
  • Circuit Update Panel: Recent Maritime Law Developments—First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuit

The Seminar will also include a keynote address by Judge Kurt Engelhardt, (U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, New Orleans, LA) on Friday, June 21 at noon.


The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute provides a forum for the discussion of admiralty and maritime law, and its practice and administration, among practitioners in the ports of the Southeastern United States.

To learn more, please visit the event webpage.