Speaking Engagement

The Impact of Sanctions and Security Concerns in Maritime Industry

CMA Shipping 39th Annual Expo & Conference

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
1 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT

Blank Rome Maritime partner Matthew J. Thomas will serve as a panelist at CMA Shipping 2024, Connecticut Maritime Association’s (“CMA”) 39th Annual Expo & Conference, which will be held March 12 through 14, 2024, in Stamford, Connecticut.

Blank Rome LLP is a proud Silver Sponsor of the conference.


Matt’s session, “The Impact of Sanctions and Security Concerns in Maritime Industry,” will take place on Thursday, March 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The escalating growth of sanctions presents a burgeoning challenge for both the shipping industry and insurers, imposing substantial compliance burdens.

This panel discussion aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of sanctions on the maritime industry, offering valuable insights for stakeholders to navigate the challenges posed by the evolving regulatory landscape. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, the industry can work towards effective compliance and sustainable operations in the face of geopolitical uncertainties.


  • Moderator: Neil Quartaro, Member, Cozen O'Connor
  • Mike Salthouse, Head of External Affairs, NorthStandard
  • Brian Maloney, Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP
  • Matthew J. Thomas, Partner, Maritime, Blank Rome
  • George Cornell, Corporate Compliance Counsel & Claims Executive, The American Club

For more information and to register to attend, please visit the conference website.