Areas of Practice
- Defense Base Act (DBA)
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
- State and Federal Civil Litigation
- Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
Most of Ms. Kaplan’s work focuses on the defense of claims rising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act.
Ms. Kaplan received her bachelor’s degree in Classical Archeology and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Florida State University in 2016. As an undergraduate, she interned for the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation, researching the legislative history of historic preservation and underwater archaeology laws, including commercial salvage contracts.
Ms. Kaplan earned her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School in 2019 with a certificate of specialization in Admiralty & Maritime law. Ms. Kaplan was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, and served as the Principal Assistant Editor for the Chinese Maritime Cases database. While in law school, she attended the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law – Cultural Heritage and the Arts, worked as a law clerk for the Louisiana Office of the Attorney General, in the Lands and Natural Resources section, and worked as a legal extern in the New Orleans field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Ms. Kaplan maintains a love of historic preservation and archeology. She continues to participate in advocacy efforts to protect cultural heritage both at home and abroad.
- Tulane University, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2019
- Florida State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2016
- Admitted to bar, 2020, Louisiana.
- Admitted to bar, 2021, Florida
Memberships & Services
- Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation