06.07.2012 Williams Mullen Adds Former General Counsel of Ocean Shipping and Logistics Company to Maritime Team-Attorney Robert S. Zuckerman Joins Law Firm from Horizon Lines Williams Mullen announced today that attorney Robert S. “Bob” Zuckerman has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Zuckerman will practice in the firm’s Virginia Beach office and join its Maritime practice team.

Mr. Zuckerman brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the maritime industry, most recently in his role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Horizon Lines, the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company.

At Williams Mullen, Mr. Zuckerman will focus his practice on transportation matters, including domestic and international shipping, marine terminal operators and containerized shipping trucking services, arbitrations (domestic and international), maritime labor relations regarding shores and vessels side, regulatory and customs. Also, he brings senior antitrust experience with regulated transportation industries and labor relations, in addition to experience with significant criminal and civil prosecutions.

Thomas R. Frantz, president and CEO of Williams Mullen, states, “Bob Zuckerman’s extensive experience in maritime and antitrust law will bolster the solutions we bring to our many clients in the transportation and logistics industry. His knowledge regarding the wide range of transportation issues will be of great benefit to our clients.”

Mr. Zuckerman will continue to serve as Vice President of Law and Government Affairs at Horizon Lines, a Charlotte-based NYSE publicly-held company where he has held several positions for over a decade. He previously served as Assistant Field Office Chief at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he worked on a President’s Deregulation Task Force. He also held an in-house legal counsel position at Sea-Land Service.

A member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, he is also former Chairman of the Transportation and Industry Regulation Committees of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Zuckerman previously served as chairman of the Federal Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Federal Regulation Committee. He is a Certified Arbitrator for National Arbitration Forum and FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc. He is also involved with the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals; National Industrial Transportation League; Navy League; National Defense Transportation Association; Chamber of Shipping of America; American Maritime Congress; Transportation Institute; Miraid and American Maritime Partnership.

Mr. Zuckerman earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his juris doctor from Brooklyn Law School.

# #
About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen provides comprehensive legal and government relations services that help grow the business of our clients and the economy of our region across North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. As an AmLaw 200 firm, our attorneys and consultants strive to find the answers and solutions that help clients grow. Putting our clients’ needs first has been the foundation of our approach since the firm was founded 103 years ago. Visit us at