Fixed or Floating: What Is Your Exposure?

Fixed platforms, tension leg platforms, spar platforms, drill boats, jack-up rigs and countless other contrivances are used in oil exploration and production on the Gulf of Mexico. Whether a structure is considered to be a vessel or not affects the types of litigation an owner or operator may be subject…

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Senior Maritime Attorney - Johnson, Rahman & Thomas

David Johnson is senior maritime attorney and partner, and Matthew Richards is associate attorney for Johnson, Rahman & Thomas – an in-house law firm that represents Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) and provides counsel to its 17,000 Louisiana policyholders in workers’ compensation-related legal matters. For more information on LWCC, visit

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