Jeanne M. Grasso: Lawyer with Blank Rome LLP

Jeanne M. Grasso

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.772.5927

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • International Trade
  • Chemical
  • Asia Practice
  • Asia Practice - Maritime
  • Maritime
 
University University of Notre Dame, B.S.; University of Southern California, M.M.A., with honors
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Maryland School of Law, J.D. Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1994, Maryland; 1995, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court - Maryland; United States Court of Appeals - Maryland; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; United States Court of International Trade
 
Memberships 

Memberships
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

 
BornCamden, New Jersey, January 18, 1961
 
Biography

VICE CHAIR, MARITIME, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS PRACTICE GROUP

Jeanne Grasso is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT).

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

•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

Ms. Grasso writes and lectures extensively on criminal enforcement of environmental laws and Coast Guard regulatory matters. She also conducts training sessions and assists clients with establishing compliance programs in an effort to avoid enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Ms. Grasso worked in the Office of Congressional Affairs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) handling fisheries and oceans matters. She also served as staff to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

She doesn't just provide legal review - rather, she works with clients to identify the operational options that either meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
-Chambers USA

Ms. Grasso is recognized as a leader in shipping and maritime law byWho's Who Legal. She is also ranked byChambers USAfor her work in shipping regulatory matters.Chambersnoted she doesn't just provide legal review-rather, she works with [clients] to identify the operational options that either meet or exceed regulatory requirements. She is also described as adistinguished practitioner known for her useful government relations expertise,and clients state thatshe gave us very good advice and helped us pull off some seamless operations.

Community Service & Affiliations

Ms. Grasso is a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where she speaks on legal issues related to pollution incidents for the Academy's OPA 90 Qualified Individual training program. She was recently appointed to the Marine Board of the National Research Council and is a Board Member of and Secretary of the World Ocean Council.

In October 2013, Ms. Grasso was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA). Prior to that appointment, Ms. Grasso was the president of WISTA USA for five years. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. She is a member of the Maritime Law Association and served on the Board of Governors of the Propeller Club of Washington, DC from 2005 to 2011.

Events

Safe Navigation in the Arctic[Event]
Marine Board of the Transportation Research Board
Seattle, Washington
October 15-16, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Environmental Regulations Overview[Event]
2012 Fleet Optimization Conference
Stamford, Connecticut
October 9, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Environmental Issues and Compliance in the United States[Event]
Posidonia 2012
Athens, Greece
June 7, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Whistleblowers, Coast Guard Investigators, and the U.S. Department of Justice[Event]
Hong Kong Shipowners Association Seminar
Hong Kong
March 8, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Blank Rome Hosts WISTA Luncheon with Rear Admiral Cari Thomas[Event]
Blank Rome 12th Floor Boardroom, Washington, DC
March 12, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

3rd Annual Significant Legal Developments Affecting the Chemical, Oil and Gas Industries[Event]
Houston, TX and Philadelphia, PA
December 7 and December 13, 2011
Kevin J. Bruno, Francis E. Dehel, Heather L. Demirjian, Jeanne M. Grasso, Margaret Anne Hill, Jay P. Lessler, et al.

Port State Control, Regulatory & Pollution Issues, Recent Cases & Trends in the United States[Event]
The Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus
November 30, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

Regulatory Responsibility and Risk[Event]
Corporate Risk Management: Bridging the Environment and the Bottom Line
Chelsea Pier 61, New York City
November 9, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

What's on Washington's Agenda?[Event]
Marine Log FERRIES 2011
Boston, Massachusetts
November 7, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

Maritime Associations, Societies, Ministries[Event]
Women on the Water (WOW) 5th Annual Conference
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
October 28, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

2011 WISTA International Conference and Annual General Meeting[Event]
Stockholm, Sweden
September 14-16, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

National Business Forum on Marine Spatial Planning[Event]
World Ocean Council
Washington, DC
July 13-14, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso and Joan M. Bondareff

Stormy Seas: Impact of Iran Sanctions on the Maritime Industry[Event]
Blank Rome LLP
405 Lexington Ave., New York
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March 30, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso and John D. Kimball

What's On Washington's Agenda?[Event]
Marine Log FERRIES 2010
Seattle, Washington
November 9, 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso

Professional Maritime Organizations[Event]
Women on the Water (WOW) Conference
Galveston, Texas
November 6, 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso

WISTA Annual Conference 2010[Event]
Athens, Greece
September 29-October 1, 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso

Security and the Seafarer: A Cautionary Tale[Event]
2009 National Maritime Day Seminar
Washington, DC
May 21, 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

The New Vessel General Permit Regime[Event]
PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2009
San Francisco, California
January 10, 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

High Risk Facilities-Chemical Security Regulations[Event]
Clean Gulf 2007 Conference
Tampa, Florida
November 15-16, 2007
Jeanne M. Grasso

What's Happening in Washington That the Ferry Industry Should Know About[Event]
MarineLog Ferries 2007 Conference
Delray Beach, Florida
November 5-7, 2007
Jeanne M. Grasso

World Maritime Day Observance[Event]
World Maritime Day Observance
New York, NY
October 25, 2007
Jeanne M. Grasso

MarineLog's 2007 Global Greenship Conference[Event]
Washington, DC
September 20-21, 2007
Jeanne M. Grasso

Jeanne Grasso Featured Speaker at Ferries 2006 Conference[Event]
Delray Beach, Florida
November 6-8, 2006
Jeanne M. Grasso

Publications

Exports of Condensate Reflect Evolution, Not Revolution, In Crude Export Regulation[Alert]
Maritime
June 2014 (No. 8)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, Margaret Anne Hill, Michael L. Krancer, Matthew J. Thomas and Stefanos N. Roulakis

BOEM Proposes to Increase the OPA 90 Liability Cap by Nearly 80% for Offshore Facilities[Alert]
Maritime
April 2014 (No. 4)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, Michael K. Clare and Patricia M. O'Neill

The Evolving Ballast Water Conundrum[Article]
Mainbrace
March 2014
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso and Patricia M. O'Neill

Mainbrace[Alert]
Mainbrace
March 2014 (No. 1)
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Joan M. Bondareff, Jeanne M. Grasso, Keith B. Letourneau, Jeffrey S. Moller, Patricia M. O'Neill, et al.

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Casualty Reporting Guidance and Proposed Reporting Enhancements Offshore[Alert]
Maritime
February 2014 (No. 1)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, Michael K. Clare and Patricia M. O'Neill

Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule-Finally[Alert]
Maritime
October 2013 (No. 6)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, Dana S. Merkel and Patricia M. O'Neill

Considerations and New Policy Guidance Related to Extensions to the Implementation Schedule for Ballast Water Management Systems[Alert]
Maritime
October 2013 (No. 5)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, Dana S. Merkel and Patricia M. O'Neill

Coast Guard Finalizes Last Minute Guidance On Implementation Of The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006[Alert]
Maritime
August 2013 (No. 4)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso and Patricia M. O'Neill

Chambers 2013 Honors Blank Rome Maritime Attorneys[Article]
Mainbrace
June 2013 (No. 2)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr. and Lauren B. Wilgus

Coast Guard Officially Implements New MARPOL Annex V Garbage Regulations[Alert]
Maritime
April 2013 (No. 3)
Jeanne M. Grasso, Jonathan K. Waldron and Dana S. Merkel

Mainbrace[Alert]
Mainbrace
January 2013 (No. 1)
W. Cameron Beard, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., William R. Bennett III, Jeanne M. Grasso, Jonathan K. Waldron and Alan M. Weigel

Jones Act Uncertainty Looms Offshore in 2013[Article]
Mainbrace
January 2013 (No. 1)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Navigating in 2013: Jones Act Offshore[Article]
Maritime Reporter
January 2013
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012[Alert]
Maritime
January 2013 (No. 1)
Joan M. Bondareff, Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

Whistleblower Awards: Time for Standards[Article]
Maritime Professional
4Q 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

Mainbrace[Alert]
Mainbrace
November 2012 (No. 3)
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Jeanne M. Grasso, Jeffrey S. Moller, Jonathan K. Waldron, Joan M. Bondareff and Dana S. Merkel

Update on the Implementation of the North American Emission Control Area[Article]
Mainbrace
November 2012 (No. 3)
Jeanne M. Grasso

For the Defense[Alert]
For the Defense
Fall 2012
Ariel S. Glasner, Jeanne M. Grasso, Mark S. Greenfield, Nicholas C. Harbist, Joseph G. Poluka, Henry F. Schuelke III, et al.

In Context: BSEE'S New Guidance To Offshore Wells[Article]
Law360
September 17, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso, Dana S. Merkel and Jonathan K. Waldron

Offshore Drilling: BSEE Issues New Requirements and Policies Addressing Offshore Activities[Article]
Maritime Reporter
September 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso, Dana S. Merkel and Jonathan K. Waldron

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Issues New Requirements and Policies Addressing Offshore Drilling and Related Activities[Alert]
Maritime
September 2012 (No. 4)
Jeanne M. Grasso, Jonathan K. Waldron and Dana S. Merkel

Update on North American Emission Control Area Enforcement and Fuel Availability Guidance[Alert]
Maritime
July 2012 (No. 3)
Jeanne M. Grasso, Jonathan K. Waldron and Dana S. Merkel

Coast Guard Issues Final Rule on Ballast Water Management[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
April 2012 (No.2)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso and Dana S. Merkel

Mainbrace[Alert]
Mainbrace
March 2012 (No. 1)
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Joan M. Bondareff, Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Dana S. Merkel, Jonathan K. Waldron, et al.

No Speeding! And, Be Ready for EPA's New Vessel General Permit[Article]
Mainbrace
March 2012 (No.1)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Dana S. Merkel

Only 45 Days Left-Have You Commented on EPA's Draft Vessel General Permit?[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
January 2012 (No.1)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Coast Guard Seeks Comments Regarding OPA 90 Claims Procedures[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
November 2011 (No. 11)
Jeanne M. Grasso, Jonathan K. Waldron and Dana S. Merkel

MV RenaOil Spill in New Zealand-Latest Example of Criminalization of Marine Casualties[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
October 2011 (No. 10)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

Mainbrace[Alert]
Mainbrace
September 2011 (No. 2)
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Joan M. Bondareff, Jeanne M. Grasso, Gregory F. Linsin, Jonathan K. Waldron and Alan M. Weigel

Current Trends in MARPOL Enforcement-Higher Fines, More Jail Time, the Banning of Ships, and Whistleblowers Galore[Article]
Mainbrace
September 2011 (No. 2)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

Furthering Compliance or Compromising Compliance Programs? Whistleblower Rewards[Article]
Maritime Reporter
June 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

MARPOL Enforcement in the United States[Article]
Maritime Professional
May 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

MARPOL'S Special Area Garbage Discharge Restrictions Extended to the Wider Caribbean Region[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
April 2011 (No. 7)
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
April 2011 (No. 6)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso and Joan M. Bondareff

Ninth Circuit Confirms California's Jurisdiction Over Vessel Fuel Standards Out to 24 Miles[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
April 2011 (No. 5)
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

U.S. Radiation Monitoring of Shipping Traffic Arriving in the United States After Operating Near Japan[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
April 2011 (No. 4)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Mainbrace[Alert]
Mainbrace
March 2011 (No. 1)
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Joan M. Bondareff, Susan B. Flohr, Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball and Jonathan K. Waldron

Coast Guard Formally Agrees to Assist EPA in the Detection and Reporting of Deficiencies under EPA's Vessel General Permit Program[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
February 2011 (No. 2)
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

Customs Withdraws Jones Act Offshore Rulemaking[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
December 2010 (No. 11)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

President Obama Signs Executive Order Regarding Standardizing Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information[Alert]
Maritime and Chemical Industry Developments Advisory
December 2010 (No. 10)
Jeanne M. Grasso, Margaret Anne Hill and Jonathan K. Waldron

U.S. Coast Guard Establishes Policy to Ban Repeat Offenders[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
November 2010 (No. 9)
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

Deepwater HorizonGulf Coast Claims Facility Opens For Business-What It Means For You[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
August 2010 (No. 8)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso and Joan M. Bondareff

President Obama Announces a New Ocean Policy, National Ocean Council, and Final Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
July 2010 (No. 7)
Joan M. Bondareff, Brett M. Esber, Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Chemical Security Update: MTSA meets CFATS and a Legislative Status Report[Alert]
Chemical Industry News
July 2010 No. 3
Margaret Anne Hill and Jeanne M. Grasso

Lawsuits, Claims, and Legislative Implications of theDeepwater HorizonSpill[Alert]
Mainbrace
July 2010 (No. 3)
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

Understanding the Jones Act and the Use of Foreign Skimmers to Respond to theDeepwater HorizonIncident[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
June 2010 (No.6)
Jonathan K. Waldron, Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball and Richard V. Singleton II

Potential Claims and Policy Changes Resulting from theDeepwater HorizonIncident[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
May 2010 (No. 3)
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Richard V. Singleton II and Jonathan K. Waldron

EPA's Vessel General Permit-Are You In Compliance?[Alert]
Mainbrace
March 2010 (No. 2)
Jeanne M. Grasso

Enforcement Starts Now: 10 + 2 = New Cargo Reporting Requirements for Importers and Carriers. Are You Ready?[Alert]
Customs and International Trade Alert
January 2010 (No. 1)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

EPA Finalizes Emissions Standards for Category 3 Marine Diesel Engines and Implements North American ECA[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
January 2010 (No. 1)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Tank Vessel and Facility Response Plan Changes Adopted by the Coast Guard - Finally[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
September 2009 (No. 19)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

U.S. Coast Guard Proposes New Regulations Regarding Nontank Vessel Response Plans, SOPEPs, and Notice of Arrival Requirements[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
September 2009 (No. 18)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

EPA Proposed Emissions Standards for Category 3 Marine Diesel Engines on Oceangoing Vessels[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
September 2009 (No. 17)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Maritime Security Update[Article]
Marine News
August 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

Increase in Limits of Liability for Vessels and Deepwater Ports[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
July 2009 (No. 16)
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

Compliance with Revised MARPOL Annex IV International Sewage Regulations[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
July 2009 (No. 15)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

CFATS Personnel Surety Program - Information Request[Alert]
Chemical Industry News
June 30, 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso and Margaret Anne Hill

Coast Guard Proposes New Notice of Arrival Requirements on the Outer Continental Shelf[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
June 2009 (No. 13)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

CFATS Reauthorization Bill Clears House Homeland Security Committee[Alert]
Chemical Industry News
June 2009 (No. 2)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Margaret Anne Hill

Will the Stimulus Package Help the Maritime Industry?[Article]
Marine Log
May 2009
Joan M. Bondareff and Jeanne M. Grasso

United States and Canada Propose 200 Nautical Mile Emission Control Area under MARPOL Annex VI[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
April 2009 (No. 8)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Environmental Imperatives: Essential Elements of a Maritime Environmental Compliance Plan[Article]
Proceedings
Winter 2008/2009
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

Women in the Maritime Industry: Breaking through the Barriers of Perception[Article]
Gulf Shipper
November 17, 2008
Jeanne M. Grasso

MARPOL Annex VI Proposed Amendments Move Closer to Implementation[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
May 2008 (No. 14)
Jeanne M. Grasso and Jonathan K. Waldron

Environmental Criminal Enforcement: A Record-Setting Year in Review, Troubling Trends, and Future Opportunities[Article]
Maritime Executive
February 2008
Jeanne M. Grasso and Gregory F. Linsin

Challenges Abound for the Cruise Industry[Article]
Maritime Reporter
February 2008
Jeanne M. Grasso

The U.S. Coast Guard's New Environmental Crimes Voluntary Disclosure Policy: Incentive for Compliance[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
Nov 2007 (No. 9)
Jeanne M. Grasso

Marine Casualty Reporting Requirements Expanded to Include Significant Harm to the Environment[Alert]
Maritime Developments Advisory
January 2006
Jonathan K. Waldron and Jeanne M. Grasso

News

Jeanne Grasso Interviewed at Posidonia 2014[Media Coverage]
June 20, 2014
Jeanne M. Grasso

Soft Approach to Ballast-Water Rules Raises Citizen Lawsuit Fear[Media Coverage]
February 7, 2014
Jeanne M. Grasso

Blank Rome's Jeanne Grasso to Join WISTA International Board: Alexandra Anagnostis Takes Over WISTA USA Helm[Media Coverage]
October 21, 2013
Jeanne M. Grasso

Give a Little Whistle: Industry Slams Pollution Dash for Cash[Media Coverage]
November/December 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Blowing the Whistle on Whistleblowers[Media Coverage]
November 8, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

WISTA USA Wears the Red, White and Blue at Paris Conference[Media Coverage]
October 28, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

WISTA Draws Record Participation[Media Coverage]
October 11, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Ignorance and Poor Paperwork Blamed for Bulk of U.S. Prosecutions[Media Coverage]
June 7, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Action-Packed WISTA Luncheon at CMA[Media Coverage]
March 30, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

A Crisis of Confidence?[Media Coverage]
January/February 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

U.S. Ballast Water Rules Top Concerns[Media Coverage]
January 5, 2012
Jeanne M. Grasso

Blank Rome Hosts Program on Legal Developments Affecting the Chemical, Oil & Gas Industries in Philadelphia[Press Release]
December 13, 2011
Kevin J. Bruno, Francis E. Dehel, Heather L. Demirjian, Jeanne M. Grasso, Margaret Anne Hill, Jay P. Lessler, et al.

Blank Rome Hosts Program on Legal Developments Affecting the Chemical, Oil & Gas Industries in Houston[Press Release]
December 7, 2011
Kevin J. Bruno, Francis E. Dehel, Jeanne M. Grasso, Margaret Anne Hill, Gregory F. Linsin, Robert P. Scott, et al.

Towboat Owner Headed for Prison, Two Crewmembers May Follow[Media Coverage]
May 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

Jeanne Grasso Quoted at WISTA USA Annual General Meeting on Regulatory, Enforcement and Congressional Impacts[Media Coverage]
April 19, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

International Maritime Organization's Secretary-General Applauds WISTA USA for Addressing Piracy Threat[Media Coverage]
March 21, 2011
Jeanne M. Grasso

Athens Hosts WISTA Conference[Media Coverage]
September 21, 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso

Blank Rome Joins Forces with World Ocean Council[Media Coverage]
April 15, 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso

Magic Pipe Crew 'Must Stay in US'[Media Coverage]
March 24, 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso

WISTA Annual Conference Held in UK[Media Coverage]
September 24, 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

U.S. Delegation at 2009 WISTA Conference[Media Coverage]
September 23, 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

U.S. Customs Withdraws Jones Act Reinterpretation[Media Coverage]
September 21, 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

Have You Come A Long Way?[Media Coverage]
May/June 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso

EPA Discharge Rules Could Disrupt US Trade[Media Coverage]
December 18, 2008
Jeanne M. Grasso

USCG Seeks Show Leave Relief[Media Coverage]
October 28, 2008
Jeanne M. Grasso

Jeanne M. Grasso Elected President of Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) USA[Press Release]
July 7, 2008
Jeanne M. Grasso

Recognition

Chambers USA2014 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
May 23, 2014
Leon R. Barson, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Jerry D. Bernstein, Thomas E. Biron, Michael Z. Brownstein, Kevin J. Bruno, et al.

Chambers USA2013 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
May 24, 2013
Leon R. Barson, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Grant E. Buerstetta, Ernest W. Chung, et al.

Maritime Attorneys Recognized byWho's Who Legal[Ranking]
October 2010
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Richard V. Singleton II and Jonathan K. Waldron

Who's Who LegalRecognizes Blank Rome Maritime Attorneys[Ranking]
May 2009
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Richard V. Singleton II and Jonathan K. Waldron

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Defended vessel owners/operators (cruise ships, cargo vessels, fishing vessels, tug/barges) with respect to allegations of environmental violations in criminal and administrative cases. Served as on-site company counsel during pollution incidents and response drills. Counseled vessel owners/operators regarding compliance with U.S. Coast Guard and international environmental, safety, security requirements, and coastwise trade. Advised cargo owners and charterers on risk mitigation strategies in connection with potential pollution incidents worldwide. Conducted internal investigations for vessel owners/operators, terminals, refineries, chemical manufacturing facilities, and pipeline operators related to allegations of non-compliance. Sought administrative rulings and handled voluntary disclosures for vessel and facility owners/operators in connection with Coast Guard and Customs coastwise trade matters. Cases and Deals; Delta Air Lines Purchases Marcus Hook Refinery [Deal]; July 2, 2012; Bruce A. Eisenberg, Benjamin G. Stonelake, Peter F. Kelsen, Adam E. Laver, Heather L. Demirjian, Daniel J. Ivler, et al. Subsidiaries of Delta Air Lines, Inc. in their $180 million purchase of a refinery in Trainer and Marcus Hook, Delaware County, PA, and associated assets from affiliates of Phillips 66 (formerly ConocoPhillips); Facilitating Coastwise Trade [Case]; October 12, 2005; Jeanne M. Grasso; Preventing significant penalty through voluntary disclosure. Resolving Environmental Case for Cruise Line [Case]; June 20, 2005; Jeanne M. Grasso; Government attempt to impose fine on major cruise line rebuffed.
 
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Trial Judge Concludes the Deepwater Horizon Spill Caused by BP’s Gross Negligence and Willful Misconduct
Jeanne M. Grasso,John D. Kimball,Gregory F. Linsin,Jonathan K. Waldron,Alan M. Weigel, September 10, 2014
On September 4, 2014 the federal district judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued long-awaited rulings as to liability. The court concluded that BP is subject to enhanced civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”)...

Exports of Condensate Reflect Evolution, Not Revolution, In Crude Export Regulation
Jeanne M. Grasso,Margaret Anne Hill,Michael L. Krancer,Matthew J. Thomas,Jonathan K. Waldron, July 9, 2014
On June 24, 2014, various news sources reported that the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) had allowed two companies to export processed condensate, suggesting a breakthrough in the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. The reality might not match the dramatic headlines, however. It appears...

BOEM Proposes to Increase the OPA 90 Liability Cap by Nearly 80% for Offshore Facilities
Michael K. Clare,Jeanne M. Grasso,Patricia M. O'Neill,Jonathan K. Waldron, April 25, 2014
On February 24, 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to increase the limit of liability for damages applicable to offshore facilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA 90”). 79 Fed. Reg. 10056...

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