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Jeanne Grasso

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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
For more information on Ms. Grasso, please click here to view her full biography

United States: Industry focus

Transport: shipping - regulation

Within: Transport: shipping - regulation

Blank Rome LLP’s Washington DC-based maritime team handles administrative litigation and maritime investigations, government relations, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. Jones Act expert Jonathan Waldron represented Chevron and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in response to a proposal by Customs and Border Protection to exclude the bulk of foreign-flagged vessels from operating in US waters. Matthew Thomas and Jeanne Grasso assist a number of energy companies with US sanctions compliance; Grasso also has expertise in ballast water compliance. Other key figures include Gregory Linsin, who has experience in fatal crash regulatory investigations, and Sean Pribyl, who joined from the Coast Guard to develop the department’s unmanned vessel and cybersecurity offering.

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