Eva-Maria Mayer is an Associate with our firm, and has been gaining experience in national and international litigation before both Federal and State courts in the areas of maritime, commodities and corporate contract disputes. She has further assisted in several arbitrations under the SMA Rules as well as under the LMAA Rules. Eva is a member of WISTA USA, New York/New Jersey chapter. She is an active member in the Maritime Lawyer Association and is the Secretary of the “Our Oceans” Committee.

Eva was admitted as an attorney of the State Bar of New York in March 2019, to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in October 2019 as well as to the Eastern District of Wisconsin in June 2020.

She graduated with a Juris Doctor from Tulane University in May 2018. During her legal studies, she was a member of the Tulane Law Maritime Journal, publishing her major journal article on: “Salvage Convention In, General Maritime Law Out: How Sunglory Maritime, LTD v. PHI, Inc. Takes a Wave Breaking Stance”. This article focused on the distinction between the General Maritime Law in the United States and the 1989 Salvage Convention and assessed the potential future legal effects that this decision may have on salvage claims in the United States.

Eva was also a senior member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team of Tulane Moot Court as well as the Honor Board. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Throughout her studies, she has undertaken various internships with international law firms and legal service providers.

Eva was a speaker at the MLA 2019 Fall Meeting in Scottsdale Arizona where she was part of a panel focusing on “Legal and Commercial Aspects of Marine Plastics Pollution”.

Eva works in English (fluent), speaks and writes German (native) and speaks Dutch (fluent).

Highlights of Eva’s work include the following:

  • Representation and assisting the representation of several clients in several US Federal District Courts regarding seeking of security for underlying claims by way of maritime attachment proceedings.

  • Representation of client insurance company in the Eastern District of Wisconsin regarding damages to a cargo of food products carried from California.

  • Representation of European bank regarding recovery of a multi-million dollar claim against an insolvent entity under claims relating to mis-delivery of cargo. Assertively pursued security actions against possible assets and successfully obtained an attachment over assets belonging to an alter-ego in a US targeting a vessel in the Southern District of Texas. In a reported decision, successfully defeated post-discovery motion to vacate seizure order and dismiss action. Global litigation included proceedings in UK and East Asia.

  • Representation of clients, multiple entities from multiple countries involved in exchange trading business, in defense of fraud allegations brought by a Greek billionaire and related companies.

  • Representation of Eastern European state in the Southern District of New York regarding enforcement proceedings arising from an UNCITRAL arbitral award. Successfully obtained attachment of funds deposited with arbitral body.

  • Representation European winery against allegations said to sound in breach of contract and unjust enrichment brought by alleged US distributor.

Interested in specific aspects of Eva’s recent work? Contact office@zeilerfloydzad.com for further reference cases.

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, New York/USA (since 2020)
  • Associate, Floyd Zadkovich, New York/USA (2018-2020)
  • Summer Associate, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York/USA (2017)
  • Intern, Louisiana Legal Service, New Orleans/USA (2017-2018)
  • Research Assistant, Tulane University, New Orleans/USA (2016)
  • Intern, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston/USA (2014-2015)

Education

  • New York Bar, New York/USA (2018)
  • Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law, New Orleans/USA (2018)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, Boston/USA (2014)