Mr Keith Letourneau > Blank Rome LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Blank Rome LLP
717 TEXAS AVENUE, SUITE 1400
HOUSTON, TX 77002
United States
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Work Department

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

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.