Anne E. Mickey

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 463-2505

(202) 912-4830

Recent Publication:

A Cautionary Tale for Vessel Mortgagees [Alert]

Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss steps mortgagees can take to avoid a foreclosed vessel being sold at a judicial auction for just 2 percent of the amount of the secured debt.

Anne regularly advises foreign and U.S. companies on contract, corporate, finance and transactional matters.  She assists clients with contract disputes (private and government), and with issues concerning cabotage laws, charters, ad valorem taxes, equipment acquisition, vessel construction (tanker, ferry, MODU, containership, and special purpose vessels) and citizenship.  Anne also represents clients before several federal agencies regulating the maritime industry.

Anne has represented foreign and domestic companies engaged in shipping (liner, break bulk, bulk, RoRo, and tanker), offshore drilling, ferry services, fishing, terminal operations, dredging, and marine construction.  Anne has handled closings in conventional and government guaranteed loans for vessels and other equipment. She has also been actively involved in advising clients concerning the Maritime Security Program, capital construction fund and U.S. cargo preference programs.

Anne has obtained favorable rulings from the Maritime Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and Customs and Border Protection and has been actively involved in litigation in cases involving new builds, rebuilds, citizenship, and other cabotage issues.  She also assists vessel owners in registering and mortgaging vessels in the Marshall Islands, Liberia, Vanuatu, Bahamas and other foreign registries.

Anne co-authored a chapter on bid protest litigation published by Aspatore Books as part of its “Inside the Mind” series.

Anne earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College in 1973 and her law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1976.  She is ranked by Chambers & Partners USA in nationwide shipping regulatory and shipping finance.

 

Experience

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2020 Legal Guide

June 22, 2020

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Stephen Cozen, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Christopher Sweeney, and Jeff Vogel to its 2020 Legal Guide.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Play A Major Role in TOTE Services’ Shipbuilding Contract with Philly Shipyard

April 09, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce and celebrate the successful execution of a major ship building contract worth up to $1.5 billion between its client, TOTE Services LLC (TOTE Services) an affiliate of TOTE, LLC (TOTE), and an industry leader in ship management, marine operations, and vessel services, and Philly Shipyard Inc., (Philly Shipyard) one of the country’s leading shipbuilders and the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O'Connor Practice Areas and Nine Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2019 Legal Guide

June 14, 2019

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O'Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, and Jeffrey Mullen to its 2019 Legal Guide.

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Three Practice Areas and Six Attorneys Recommended by The U.S. Edition of The Legal 500

June 15, 2018

The U.S. edition of The Legal 500 recognized Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, and Shipping practices as well as attorneys Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, and Anne Mickey.

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

May 15, 2018

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.

Two Practice Areas and Eight Attorneys Named to the Legal 500 United States

June 19, 2017

The Legal 500 United States recommended Cozen O’Connor’s Shipping and Aviation practices and named Mark Atwood, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, Mark Fink, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, and Anne Mickey to its 2017 list.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017

Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

11 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 15, 2017

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

May 27, 2016

Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2015 Chambers USA Rankings

July 06, 2015

Chambers USA recognized 37 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 10 were ranked in the top band.

Eleven Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 27, 2015

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2015 – The 2015 Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 11 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its annual list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 01, 2014

Washington, D.C., May 1, 2014 – The 2014 Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named nine Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Publications

A Cautionary Tale for Vessel Mortgagees [Alert]

September 24, 2020

Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss steps mortgagees can take to avoid a foreclosed vessel being sold at a judicial auction for just 2 percent of the amount of the secured debt.

Submarine Power Transmission Cables Subject to OPA [Alert]

August 03, 2020

Geoff Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss the Second Circuit's decision in Power Authority of the State of New York v. M/V ELLEN S. BOUCHARD, and the BARGE B No. 280, their engines, apparel, tackle, boats, appurtenances, etc., in rem, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Motor Tug Ellen S. Bouchard, Inc., No. 280 Corp.

Corporate Registry Updates from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Liberia

July 09, 2020

Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss corporate registry updates for entities registered in the Marshall Islands and Liberia.

Amid Global Supply Concerns, Trump EO Seeks to Increase Domestic Fishing and Aquaculture Production [Alert]

May 20, 2020

Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, and Anne Mickey discuss the Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth that seeks to reduce the need for imported seafood, which makes up roughly 85 percent of consumption in the United States.

Virtual Shareholder Meetings for Republic of Marshall Islands Nonresident Domestic Corporations [Alert]

May 15, 2020

Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss a newly adopted regulation in the Marshall Islands that officially sanction virtual shareholder meetings.

Vessel Registries Grapple with COVID-19 [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss vessel registries relaxing original document requirements and accommodating the acknowledgment process without the need for a face-to-face meeting.

Marshall Islands Relaxes Mortgage Recording Requirements in Light of COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss the temporary modification to the mortgage recording and acknowledgments requirements set out in the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act.

Opportunity to Comment on MARAD’s U.S. Citizenship Regulations and Policies [Alert]

April 30, 2019

Anne Mickey and Jeff Vogel discuss two Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting comments on steps that MARAD can take to simplify and/or modernize its U.S. citizenship regulations and policies.

How Convenient: Vessel Registration and Mortgages in the Republics of the Marshall Islands and Liberia [Transportation & Logistics Newsletter]

August 13, 2014

Two registries of significant interest to shipowners are the registries of the Republics of the Marshall Islands and Liberia. Significantly, insofar as it does not conflict with the statutory laws, each country has adopted the non-statutory general maritime laws of the United States. This gives added certainty to shipowners, particularly those familiar with U.S. maritime laws.

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Smith College, B.A., 1973

Awards & Honors

Chambers & Partners USA: Nationwide, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory 2015 - 2016; Shipping/Maritime: Finance 2016-2020

Super Lawyers Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Washington, DC 2014 - 2020

Who's Who Legal: Transport - Shipping

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Expert Guides: Shipping, Women in Business Law

The Legal 500 United States "Leading Lawyer" for Transport: Shipping in  2017-2019; "Leading Lawyer" for Transport: Finance in 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020, 2021

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Maritime Administrative Bar Association