Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang

Telephone: 562-951-8668

Fax: 562-951-3933

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Alan Nakazawa

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Areas Of Practice:
Maritime Law
Transportation and International Law
Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to practice in all California District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
Admitted to practice before all California state courts

University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Representative Cases:
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., 561 U.S. 89, 130 S.Ct. 2433 (2010)

North River Ins. Company v. Fed Sea/Fed Pac, 647 F. 2d 985 (9th Cir. 1981)

Mobil Sales & Supply Corporation v. Panamax Venus, 804 F. 2d 541, 1987 AMC 305 (9th Cir. 1986)

Carman Tool & Abrasives, Inc. v. Evergreen Lines, 871 F. 2d 897 (9th Cir. 1989)

Mori Seiki USA, Inc. v. M.V. Alligator Truimph, 990 F. 2d 444 (9th Cir. 1993)

Pacific Asian Enterprises v. Cross Chartering N.V. , 2012 WL 6759338 (9th Cir. 2012)

Tradax Ocean Transp. S.A. v. Astyanax Compania Naviera, S.A., 1993 AMC 1792 (9th Cir. 1993)

North End Oil v. Norman Spirit, 1993 AMC 88 (C.D. Cal. 1992)

Oman Refinery v. M.T. Bertina, 1993 AMC 147 (C.D. Cal. 1992)

Kelso Enterprises v. Wisida Frost, 8 F. Supp. 2d 1197 (C.D. Cal. 1998)

Published Works:
COGSA and Choice of Foreign Law Clauses in Bills of Lading (Co-Author), Tulane L.D., Vol. 17, No. 1 Fall, 1992

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Norwegian Shipping Academy, International Bunker Conference, Oslo, Norway, November, 1992

Institute Faculty, Tulane University Admiralty Law Institute, Discussion of Supreme Court decision in “Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. James N. Kirby, Pty. Ltd.” March 2005

Institute Faculty, Tulane University Admiralty Law Institute, “Impacts of the Supreme Court Decision in Regal-Beloit,” March 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of California

The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Proctor Member

Past Employment
Lillick McHose & Charles, Partner