Mark E. Newcomb

Mark E. Newcomb

Adjunct Professor
Degrees: LL.M., Judge Advocate General School; J.D., College of William & Mary; B.S., US Naval Academy
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Office phone: (757) 961-2257
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Mark E. Newcomb is Counsel and Vice President – Claims, Insurance & Regulatory Matters for ZIM American Shipping Services Company, LLC the general agent for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd., which is headquartered in Haifa, Israel. Mark supervises all legal affairs, risk management, and regulatory programs related to ZIM’s marine and inland operations throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining ZIM American he spent six years with CMA CGM (America) as Legal Counsel, Safety & Security Officer and was counsel with DAVEY & BROGAN, P.C., a maritime and admiralty firm in Norfolk, Virginia for seven years. A 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served as a Line Officer until his transfer to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1988, after receiving his J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law. From then until his retirement in 2001, he served in various staff and operational billets, including assignment as the principal legal advisor to Commander, Battle Force SEVENTH FLEET, where he focused upon Law of the Sea and Law of War issues, and on the International Law faculty of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School.

A member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1988, he is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the United States Supreme Court. Mark is a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, a Master with the I’Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court, and serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the College of William and Mary School of Law, teaching classes and seminars in National Security Law and Terrorism and the Law.

Mark and his wife, Joni, have lived in Williamsburg since 1998 and have three grown children: John Thomas, Michael David, and Amy Leigh Puakai.

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