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

A ‘go-to team in the US for shipping‘, Blank Rome LLP handles the full gamut of shipping disputes, while fielding a maritime emergency response team to respond to pollution-related incidents. The firm also enjoys strong relationships with the shipping industry’s regulatory agencies. Co-chairing the ‘impressive‘ national maritime and international trade practice are William Bennett III, whose track record includes significant maritime casualties; Washington DC-based shipping regulatory specialist Jeanne Grasso; and Houston-based maritime litigator Keith Letourneau. Also integral to the practice are Thomas Belknap Jr, who focuses on cargo damage claims, and shipping contract, salvage and charterparty disputes; Houston-based shipping market expert Michael Bell, John Kimball, Richard Singleton II, Philadelphia-based Jeffrey Moller and Douglas Shoemaker in Houston, who are all widely respected litigators. Other regulatory experts to note are Matthew Thomas  and Jonathan Waldron in DC. Another highly-rated practitioners include Houston-based Jeremy Herschaft, who is ‘always on top of cases‘, and shipping litigator Lauren Wilgus. Zachary Cain in Houston and Noe Hamra are experienced senior associates, while DC’s Dana Merkel is an experienced associate. All attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.