Robert T. Basseches

Robert T. Basseches

Robert T. Basseches

Robert Basseches, senior counsel in the firm's Litigation Department, specializes in the areas of maritime transportation and administrative litigation.

Professional Activities

Mr. Basseches is a past-president of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association and a past-chair of the American Bar Association Maritime Transport Subcommittee.

Professional Experience

Mr. Basseches was an attorney at Shea & Gardner prior to its combination with Goodwin in 2004.


Mr. Basseches has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Basseches represents carriers, terminals and other maritime interests before the federal maritime agencies and in court. His current maritime clients include American President Lines, Ltd., The NOL Group and Ceres Terminals Inc.



LL.B., 1958
Yale Law School

(cum laude)

B.A., 1955
Amherst College

(magna cum laude)


1958 to 1959 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Honorable David L. Bazelon
1959 to 1960 U.S. Supreme Court, Honorable Hugo L. Black



District of Columbia
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