Charles B. Anderson

Lecturer in Law

Tel: 212-758-9936
Since 1998, Charles B. Anderson has been President of Skuld North America, the general U.S. correspondents for Assuranceforeningen Skuld, a leading marine protection and indemnity underwriter based in Oslo, Norway.

From 1997 to 1998, Anderson was a partner with Holland & Knight, an internationally recognized maritime and transportation law firm, where he specialized in admiralty and environmental law. He has represented shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and other marine insurers in numerous well-known maritime casualty and pollution cases, and has written and lectured extensively on marine pollution.

In 1998 he was elected a Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International in recognition of his work in the area of international shipping and environmental law.

From 1989-1997, he was a partner with Height, Gardner, Poor & Havens. He had been an associate there from 1980 to 1989.

He earned his B.A. from Columbia University in 1969, and an M.A. from Princeton University in 1974. He was a George C. marshall Fellow at the University of Copenhagen in 1975. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1980.

From 1969 to 1972 he served in the U.S. Navy, and was a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1972 to 1997.

He is co-author of Shipping and the Environment (Lloyd's of London Press 1998); "Damage to Natural Resources and the Costs of Restoration," Tulane Law Review 1997; "Liability of Charterers and Cargo Owners for Pollution from Ships," Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Winter 2001; "CERCLA and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances," Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Summer 1997; "Oil Pollution Act Fouls the Regulatory Waters," The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 1992; "Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution under OPA 1990," Lloyd's Environmental Law International, December 1991; "Durchgriffshaftung Bei Einschiffsgesellschaften: eine Diskussionsveranstaltung aus deutscher und US-amerikanischer Sicht" (with Prof. Kasten Schmidt), Schriften des Deutschen Vereins für Internationales Seerecht, Hamburg 1990; "US Oil Spill Law Gives States Wide Powers to Act," Financial Times, December 20, 1990; "The Evolution of the Implied Warranty of Seaworthiness in Comparative Perspective," Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, January 1986; "Liability for Successive Losses in Marine Insurance Contracts: A Comparative View," Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, October 1985.