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Blank Rome LLP

717 TEXAS AVENUE, SUITE 1400, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Work +713 228 6601
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www.blankrome.com

Keith Letourneau

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Blank Rome LLP

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Maritime

Position

Keith Letourneau focuses his practice on maritime and energy transactions and litigation matters, including:

  • contract negotiations and disputes
  • vessel arrests & attachments
  • collisions and allisions
  • oil and hazardous materials pollution
  • complex commercial litigation
  • OCSLA transactions and disputes
  • oilfield contracts
  • insurance coverage opinions
  • cargo damage

Mr. Letourneau’s government contract experience includes shipyard bid protests, labor standards disputes, appeals of contracting officers’ final decisions before boards of contract, as well as solicitation and bid reviews and evaluations. He has also defended document-intensive shipyard and oil rig repair contract disputes. For more information about Mr. Letourneau, please click here to view his full biography


United States: Industry focus

Transport: shipping - litigation

Within: Transport: shipping - litigation

Blank Rome LLP represents owners, operators, shipyards, charterers, cargo interests, P&I clubs, banks, and funds on a range of complex litigation and maritime arbitration cases; the team regularly handles bankruptcy cases, maritime casualties, collisions, coverage disputes, and criminal cases in the shipping industry. In the Houston office, Michael Bell and Douglas Shoemaker represented OSG Lightering in a contractual-indemnity dispute that emerged after an 80-ton crane toppled at a T&T Marine offshore dock on Pelican Island in Galveston, Texas, killing two. Additionally, Shoemaker, Keith Letourneau and Jeremy Herschaft represented Valero in a claim involving damage caused by a collision with a dock and mooring system on the Mississippi River. In New York, department head John Kimball is representing Odyssey Marine in a dispute with the UK government, through the Department for Transport, in connection with a cargo of silver discovered onboard the SS Mantola, a British ship that sank during World War I. Further, William Bennett and of counsel Lauren Wilgus represented Zodiac Maritime in a cargo loss case. Associate Jay Huffman, Thomas Belknap and Richard Singleton, who represented Monjasa on a marine fuel contamination issues, are also key contacts in New York. Philadelphia-based Jeffrey Moller is also recommended.

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