Laura Gongaware focuses her practice on maritime law, commercial litigation and vessel construction. She has advised clients on a variety of maritime issues, including charter party disputes, towage, carriage of goods and maritime personal injury.
Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Laura worked at a boutique maritime firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she focused on litigation involving the offshore oil industry and ship construction-related matters.
During law school, Laura clerked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's general counsel, where she worked on a variety of oceanic boundary and maritime heritage related issues. She also interned with a Florida-based marine salvage company.
J.D., magna cum laude, Tulane Law School, 2013. Certificate in maritime law. Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
M.A., magna cum laude, Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, 2013
B.A., magna cum laude, Archeology, History and Classical Studies, The George Washington University, 2006