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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Molly Henry

Molly Henry



  • Appellate
  • Business and Corporate
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Washington, U.S.A.

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Molly Henry represents vessel owners, operators, and their underwriters in all aspects of maritime law, including casualty response and investigations, vessel attachments and arrests, commercial disputes, marine related regulatory compliance such as environmental matters and admeasurement of vessels, personal injury claims, and cargo loss and damage claims.  Her practice covers deep draught vessels, tugs and barges, harbor craft, and fishing boats, as well as marine service providers and contractors. 

Molly also has significant experience representing banks, broker-dealers, and registered persons in litigation, arbitration, and regulatory investigations. She has successfully defended clients against allegations of fraud, negligence, unsuitability, selling away, and numerous lending related claims.

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska State Courts
  • Washington State and Federal Courts
  • Oregon State and Federal Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Smith College, Bachelor of Arts degree (2002)‎
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif ‎‎(2008)
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Business and Corporate | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Financial Institutions | Securities and Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments


  • Obtained vacatur of Rule B attachment of multiple containerships, including award of substantial costs to client.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of classification society against claims of breach of contract and negligence related to issuance of tonnage certificates.

Financial services

  • Obtained summary judgment on Consumer Protection Act and wrongful foreclosure clams on behalf of bank, affirmed in published appellate opinion.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against bank based on federal preemption, upheld by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully represented broker-dealer client in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration on claims related to variable life insurance policy.
  • Obtained a defense award in FINRA arbitration on significant “selling away” claims against firm.


  • COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses and Considerations for the Transportation, Ports, and Maritime Industry
  • SCOTUS Accepts Review of Ninth Circuit Maritime Punitive Damages Case
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Transportation, Ports and Maritime Industry?


  • 2021 Maritime Law Update
  • WSB Maritime Law 2021 CLE: Force Majeure in Maritime Law
  • MIAS 2021 Day of Education: Maritime Legal Update
  • Women Leaders in the Maritime Industry
  • Webinar: Lead Like a Woman
  • What's New For The PNW's Iconic Maritime Industry

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