Cozen O’Connor: Mickey, Anne E.

Anne E. Mickey

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 463-2505

(202) 912-4830

Anne E. Mickey regularly advises foreign and U.S. companies on contract, corporate, conventional, and government guaranteed finance and transactional matters. She assists clients with contract disputes (private and government), and with issues concerning cabotage laws, charters, equipment acquisition, vessel construction (tanker, MODU and containership) and citizenship.  Anne also represents clients before the Maritime Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies.

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. One closing recently involved the acquisition and financing of 38 vessels registered under three different flags. She has also been actively involved in advising clients concerning the Maritime Security Program, capital construction fund and U.S. cargo preference programs.

Anne was involved in litigation involving a California port before the Federal Maritime Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit and the U.S. District Court for Northern California. The litigation involved claims of sovereign immunity as well as issues under the Shipping Act of 1984 and the California tidelands trust.

Anne has obtained favorable rulings from the Maritime Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and Customs and Border Protection for several clients and has been actively involved in litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in cases involving a cabotage issue. 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

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

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 2016-2019

Super Lawyers Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Washington, DC 2014 - 2018

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

Best Lawyers in America 2020

  • 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