Article originally published on www.professionalmariner.comBrendan O’Shea has been named deputy director-associate general counsel for the American Pilots’ Association (APA). He started work in this position Monday.
O’Shea retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a commander earlier this year. A 2001 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science degree in government, he was also awarded a juris doctor degree from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and a master’s of law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
During his career with the Coast Guard, O’Shea served in several operational, staff and legal positions, including service aboard two Coast Guard cutters. His most recent assignment was as legislative counsel in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs. Prior to that, he was detailed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) General Counsel’s Office, where he advised DHS leadership on operational law issues and was also assigned to the Department of Justice’s admiralty office. He also served in the Coast Guard’s Offices of General Law and Claims and Litigation.