Douglas R. Burnett, a partner with Holland & Knight LLP, has been appointed co-chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association.
Mr. Burnett practices primarily in the areas of telecommunications (submarine cables) and international and maritime law litigation. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Argentine Republic v. Amerada Hess Shipping Corp. et al, 488 U.S. 428 (1988).
As the international law advisor to the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), Mr. Burnett advises members of their rights and responsibilities under international law regarding undersea telecommunications cables. He also served as chair of the Committee on International Law of the Sea from 1994-2000.
As co-chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, Mr. Burnett is organizing a lecture/CLE series titled Legends and Rising Stars of the Admiralty Bar.