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Mr. Maitland joined the IRI group of companies in 1976. He has been a member of the Legal Committee for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1980. He co-founded the Admiralty/Finance Forum and played a major role in developing the bareboat registration provision of the 1993 International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages. He is a member of the Bars of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit) and the United States Supreme Court. He served as Chairman of the New York Bar’s Admiralty Law Committee from 1982 to 1985, and as Chairman of the U.S. Maritime Law Association’s Committee on Intergovernmental Organizations from 1987-1995. In addition to being a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and the National Cargo Bureau, Inc., Mr. Maitland is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Coast Guard Foundation, an Honorary Director of the Fort Schuyler Alumni Association and a Director of the Sea Research Foundation. He serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board for the AMISTAD Foundation, as well as for the North American Maritime Ministries Association and is the founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from New York Law School and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Letters (LLD) from the State University of New York Maritime College (Fort Schuyler) in 2007. Mr. Maitland was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in May 1999.