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Former federal judge named ILA’s Ethical Practices Officer

The International Longshoremen’s Association said that former U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano has been appointed as the union’s Ethical Practices Officer, replacing Judge Milton Mollen.

   The International Longshoremen’s Association said that former U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano has been appointed as the union’s Ethical Practices Officer, replacing Judge Milton Mollen, who held the post since 2004.
   Judge Pisano recently returned to private practice after more than 20 years on the federal bench.
   Pisano said his job as the Ethical Practices Officer involves enforcing provisions in the union’s code of ethics.
   “Part VI of the Code prohibits ILA officers, representatives, employees, and benefit fund trustees from, among other things, accepting payments for jobs, having improper contacts with individuals barred from ILA activity, knowingly associating with organized crime members, and allowing any such person to influence the ILA’s affairs,” he explained. “I will now investigate allegations of organized crime influence, corruption, or engaging in prohibited conduct under Part VI.”

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.