Henry P. Gonzalez concentrates his practice in the areas of International Transportation, Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC”) litigation and defense work, admiralty and maritime law; export licensing; international commercial transactions; shipper-carrier disputes; FMC licensing applications for freight forwarder and NVOCC, surety bond disputes and claims review, FMC financial responsibility disputes; alternative dispute resolution; and civil litigation.
Prior to forming Gonzalez del Valle, Mr. Gonzalez was a partner with the firm of Rodriguez O’Donnell Gonzalez & Williams. He represents transportation surety bond and insurance companies, air and ocean freight forwarders, NVOCCs, and other transportation intermediaries in litigation matters involving loss and damage to cargo, improper release, conversion, misdelivery, delay, freight collection, missing cargo, errors and omissions, and transit liability defense litigation. He also reviews and evaluates fraudulent claims against freight forwarder and NVOCC surety bonds, and air and marine insurance companies. Mr. Gonzalez and firms he co-counsels with also provide representation and consultation to individuals and corporations in customs matters involving seizures, regulatory audits and compliance matters, FDA import issues, and subpoenas issued by Customs, U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Gonzalez has presented numerous seminars and U.S. Customs and transportation compliance training to forwarders and NVOCCs in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Thailand, Argentina, and other countries in Asia and Europe.
Mr. Gonzalez was born in New York, New York, and is admitted to the Bar in New York, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In D.C., practice limited to matters before federal courts and agencies. Mr. Gonzalez frequently practices before the Federal Maritime Commission, where he worked as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel.
Mr. Gonzalez obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences from Fordham University in 1978, his Juris Doctorate degree from Antioch School of Law in 1981, and Masters of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law School in 1991. His experience includes: Partner, Rodriguez O’Donnell Gonzalez & Williams, P.C., from 1995 to March 2012; Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Maritime Commission from 1987-1994; Attorney, Allstate Financial Corporation, Arlington, Virginia (1986-88); Director, Cooperative Legal Education Program, Antioch School of Law (1982-1985); and Congressional LBJ Intern, Congressman Robert Garcia, New York (1981-1982). He is a member of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association.
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