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Allison N. Skopec

Associate in New York

Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • Southern District of New York

Education

Allison Skopec focuses her practice on maritime, international trade, and intellectual property matters. She has experience with transportation and logistics contracts drafting, dispute resolution of regulatory issues, OFAC sanctions, FCPA and anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance, white collar and regulatory investigations, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships (MARPOL), vessel financing and documentation, and maritime and copyright litigation. 

Allison was a judicial extern for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana. She was also a student attorney for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, where she managed administrative and environmental law cases related to the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Superfund litigation.

Allison also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing individuals seeking immigration asylum and Violence Against Women Act (V.A.W.A.) protections, parole system reform, and environmental law matters. Prior to beginning as an associate, Allison participated in the Winston & Strawn Pro Bono Fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she focused on bail and immigration reform.

Experience

  • Acquisition of GTLI and AmTrans

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 ABA AMLC & GARD National Student Writing Competition Winner 
  • 2018 ABA AMLC & GARD National Student Writing Competition Winner
  • Tulane 34 Award for Exemplary Leadership, Service, and Academic Excellence 
  • Jackson-Ryan Pro Bono Advocate Award 2018

Activities

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States – Proctor in Admiralty
  • Tulane Maritime Law Journal – Alumni Mentor
  • ABA TIPS AMLC- Technology Vice-Chair
  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association – Member
  • New York City Bar Association - Member
  • New York City Bar Association - Admiralty Committee

Credentials

Allison received her B.A. in environmental studies and studio art in 2013. She received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 2018 with a specialization in maritime law. While attending Tulane, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana, senior online editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, and president of the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Blogs

Publications

  • Seasick yet Still Docked: The D.C. Circuit Casts a Wide Extraterritorial Net in U.S. v. Ballestas, 41 TUL. MAR. L.J. 2 (Summer 2017)
  • Learning to Love Blockchain Schooner Rather than Later: Streamlining the Container Shipping Industry in the Wake of Glencore Heist, AMLC Spring Newsletter (Summer 2017)
  • PIN Chagrin: The Glencore Heist and EDI Through the Lens of Delivery Orders, 42 TUL. MAR. L.J. 221 (Winter 2017)
  • The Shock of the New: Blockchain Technology, Logistics, and the Building Blocks of Multi-Modalism’s Not-So-Distant Future, FBA TransLaw (Nov. 2017)
  • Game of Drones: Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Maritime Sector, FBA TransLaw (July 2018)
  • Contributing Author, "Recent Development in Admiralty and Maritime Law," ABA TIPS Law Journal, 54:2 (Summer 2019)
  • Editorial Board, Damages Recoverable in Maritime Cases, ABA TIPS Law Journal (Fall 2019)

Speaking Engagements

  • Tulane Admiralty Law Seminar, Guest Lecturer (Spring 2018)
  • ABA Tort Trial/Insurance, Liskow & Lewis CLE Speaker (Spring 2017)
  • Gard North America P&I, Speaker (Summer 2017)
  • ABA Tort Trial/Insurance, Liskow & Lewis CLE Speaker (Fall 2016)

Allison N. Skopec

Associate in New York

Allison Skopec focuses her practice on maritime, international trade, and intellectual property matters. She has experience with transportation and logistics contracts drafting, dispute resolution of regulatory issues, OFAC sanctions, FCPA and anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance, white collar and regulatory investigations, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships (MARPOL), vessel financing and documentation, and maritime and copyright litigation. 

Allison was a judicial extern for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana. She was also a student attorney for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, where she managed administrative and environmental law cases related to the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Superfund litigation.

Allison also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing individuals seeking immigration asylum and Violence Against Women Act (V.A.W.A.) protections, parole system reform, and environmental law matters. Prior to beginning as an associate, Allison participated in the Winston & Strawn Pro Bono Fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she focused on bail and immigration reform.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 ABA AMLC & GARD National Student Writing Competition Winner 
  • 2018 ABA AMLC & GARD National Student Writing Competition Winner
  • Tulane 34 Award for Exemplary Leadership, Service, and Academic Excellence 
  • Jackson-Ryan Pro Bono Advocate Award 2018

Activities

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States – Proctor in Admiralty
  • Tulane Maritime Law Journal – Alumni Mentor
  • ABA TIPS AMLC- Technology Vice-Chair
  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association – Member
  • New York City Bar Association - Member
  • New York City Bar Association - Admiralty Committee

Allison received her B.A. in environmental studies and studio art in 2013. She received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 2018 with a specialization in maritime law. While attending Tulane, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana, senior online editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, and president of the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Education

Tulane University
JD, 2018
Trinity University
BA, 2013

Admissions

NY
New York

Court Admissions

S.D.
N.Y.
Southern District of New York

Blogs

Publications

  • Seasick yet Still Docked: The D.C. Circuit Casts a Wide Extraterritorial Net in U.S. v. Ballestas, 41 TUL. MAR. L.J. 2 (Summer 2017)
  • Learning to Love Blockchain Schooner Rather than Later: Streamlining the Container Shipping Industry in the Wake of Glencore Heist, AMLC Spring Newsletter (Summer 2017)
  • PIN Chagrin: The Glencore Heist and EDI Through the Lens of Delivery Orders, 42 TUL. MAR. L.J. 221 (Winter 2017)
  • The Shock of the New: Blockchain Technology, Logistics, and the Building Blocks of Multi-Modalism’s Not-So-Distant Future, FBA TransLaw (Nov. 2017)
  • Game of Drones: Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Maritime Sector, FBA TransLaw (July 2018)
  • Contributing Author, "Recent Development in Admiralty and Maritime Law," ABA TIPS Law Journal, 54:2 (Summer 2019)
  • Editorial Board, Damages Recoverable in Maritime Cases, ABA TIPS Law Journal (Fall 2019)

Speaking Engagements

  • Tulane Admiralty Law Seminar, Guest Lecturer (Spring 2018)
  • ABA Tort Trial/Insurance, Liskow & Lewis CLE Speaker (Spring 2017)
  • Gard North America P&I, Speaker (Summer 2017)
  • ABA Tort Trial/Insurance, Liskow & Lewis CLE Speaker (Fall 2016)