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Blank Rome LLP
1825 EYE STREET NW
WASHINGTON DC 20006
United States
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Work Department

Maritime

Position

Jeanne Grasso focuses her practice on maritime, international, and environmental law for clients worldwide. Ms. Grasso counsels owners and operators of vessels, charterers, cargo owners, and facilities, including manufacturing facilities, both marine-side and inland. Her practice involves:

  • regulatory compliance counseling related to the U.S. Coast Guard; Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Maritime Administration, among other federal and state agencies, including providing advice regarding ballast water, air emissions, EPA’s Vessel General Permit, and maritime security
  • internal and grand jury investigations
  • defense of administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement actions
  • counseling on risk mitigation strategies related to pollution incidents around the world
  • maritime environmental compliance and training in connection with federal and state requirements
  • pollution incident response
  • coastwise trade matters
  • identifying administrative and legislative solutions in connection with maritime and environmental compliance challenges

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

(Leading lawyers)

Jeanne GrassoBlank Rome LLP

Blank Rome LLP‘s maritime litigation practice handles all kinds of shipping disputes, both domestically and internationally. In addition to its leading shipping bankruptcy and maritime investigations practices, the firm stands out for its dedicated maritime emergency response team, which is active in pollution-related incidents. William Bennett III and Houston’s Keith Letourneau (‘an excellent shipping litigator with very good industry knowledge‘), along with experienced shipping regulatory lawyer Jeanne Grasso in Washington DC, are the firm-wide maritime and international trade practice co-chairs. John Kimball heads the litigation practice in New York; and Michael Bell leads the shipping practice in Houston, where Douglas Shoemaker focuses on complex maritime litigation. Also highly rated are DC-based shipping regulatory attorney Jonathan Waldron, along with co-chairs of the maritime industry team, Matthew Thomas (also in DC), Thomas Belknap and Richard Singleton. At the more junior level of the partnership, Houston-based Jeremy Herschaft‘s litigation practice includes charterparty and terminal operator disputes, cargo claims and maritime casualties. International and maritime litigation and ADR specialist Lauren Wilgus was promoted to partner in January 2020. In Houston, associate Dana Merkel focuses on maritime regulatory work. All attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.