AdvanFort appoints former US Congress lawyer as new in-house legal counsel


Advanfort-new-web-logo[1]Maritime security provider AdvanFort has appointed a former US Congress lawyer as its in-house legal counsel.

Sheila R Schreiber is a former litigation partner with Howrey LLP, served as counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, and has extensive experience in the national and international sales of industrial products. Her specialties include commercial, regulatory, employment, intellectual property, corporate, and antitrust matters.

“For a company already receiving unmitigated praise for its consistent efforts to make sure that its best practices are also fully faithful to the laws and regulations of the countries in which we work, having Sheila as a critical part of our team is another important step forward in that process,” said AdvanFort President Captain William H Watson.

“Maintaining high ethics and legal compliance has proven key to AdvanFort winning the trust of many leaders among ship owners, managers and operators worldwide.

He added: “We look forward to Sheila’s wise counsel and keen insight to directly impact on our future growth and success, allowing us to fully exploit our international strengths as we continue the process of opening offices in a number of countries around the globe.”

Ms Schreiber is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh law school where she was a member of the Law Review. Her bar and court memberships include the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US Supreme Court, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Earlier this month AdvanFort, based in Washington DC, announced it had achieved key certification status in the Standard Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) accreditation programme of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), part of the company’s on-going rigorous programme of matching and exceeding emerging international benchmarks for quality and standards in maritime security.