Houston lawyer elected to serve as Houston Maritime Arbitrators’ chairman of the board
Jun 23, 2015
Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association (“HMAA”) has elected Houston lawyer Utsav Mathur as chairman of the board.
Mathur has been a member of the HMAA since 2012. He was first elected to the Board in 2014, and he served as the organization’s director of communications this past year. He follows in the footsteps of several other Houston lawyers who have served in leadership roles for the HMAA, including Ed Bluestein, Christopher Hart, and Kevin O’Gorman.
Since the early 1990s, the HMAA has promoted cost-effective alternative dispute resolution for litigation arising out of Houston’s shipping and offshore energy industries. While in the past the HMAA has focused its efforts on promoting arbitration, recently the organization has expanded its mission to include all forms of ADR, including mediation.
In addition to its work in the field of ADR, the HMAA has a robust charitable arm. Each year, the organization raises money to support the International Seafarers Center and the Houston Maritime Museum. The HMAA also sponsors academic scholarships for students interested in pursuing degrees in transportation and logistics.
Mathur has been an associate in the Houston office since 2011, and he focuses his practice on energy, offshore, and shipping disputes.