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Bruce G Paulsen

Bruce G Paulsen

Seward & Kissel LLP

Bruce G. Paulsen is a member of Seward & Kissel’s Litigation Group. Bruce has practiced law since 1985, and has been a partner since 2002.

He recently won or settled a series of securities litigations against publicly-held shipping companies. He has achieved landmark victories in a variety of business litigations. He obtained the largest sanctions award in New York history. Bruce handles a wide variety of commercial contract disputes and is expert in the area of international trade sanctions and piracy issues before U.S. government agencies, as well as the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards.

In the shipping industry, Bruce has successfully defended significant securities claims brought against publicly-financed shipping ventures. He has represented creditors in matters involving some of the most significant defaults in the shipping business and has acted for shipowners, charterers, lenders, borrowers, marine insurers, shipyards and others in more traditional maritime disputes, including piracy and environmental matters. 

Bruce is a member of the Committees on Commercial and Business Litigation of the American Bar Association and the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association. He is a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association.

Rankings and Awards

  • Chambers (USA) 2014-2016 (transportation litigation)
  • Legal 500 USA 2015 (Securities Litigation –Defense)
  • Who's Who Legal: Transport 2015
  • One of InterContinental Finance Magazine’s top 500 lawyers in the world today, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, New York, 2014, for Transportation Finance, Corporate LiveWire
  • New York Super Lawyers 2007, 2009-2016 (business litigation)
  • Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers Edition 2014 

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