Keith W. Heard
Burke & Parsons
Keith W. Heard is a 1977 graduate of Yale University and a 1980 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law. He has practiced maritime law in New York since 1980 and has been a partner in the firm of Burke & Parsons since 1994, concentrating on maritime lien, cargo damage, charter party and casualty work. Mr. Heard is a member of the Maritime Law Association, having served as Chair of its Committee on Arbitration and ADR and as its delegate to the BIMCO Documentary Committee. In addition, he is an editor of American Maritime Cases, secretary of NYMAR and a member (and past chairman) of the Admiralty Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Heard was named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for 2016 in Admiralty and Maritime Law, and was included as one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded" Shipping Lawyers, internationally, by Who's Who Legal, Transport in 2015 and 2016.