Jonathan K. Waldron: Lawyer with Blank Rome LLP

Jonathan K. Waldron

Partner; Maritime, International Trade and Public Contracts Practice Group Leader
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.772.5964

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • International Trade
  • Environmental
  • Government Relations
  • Chemical
  • Asia Practice
  • Asia Practice - Maritime
  • Maritime
 
University U.S. Coast Guard Academy, B.S.
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
 
Admitted1981, Florida; 1990, District of Columbia; United States Court of International Trade
 
Memberships 

MEMBERSHIPS
Maritime Law Association of the United States

 
BornWashington, D.C., February 11, 1949
 
Biography

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

Jonathan Waldron is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT).

Jonathan Waldron concentrates his practice in maritime, international, and environmental law, including maritime security. Mr. Waldron counsels clients, both domestically and internationally, in areas such as:

•environmental maritime compliance and pollution response

•vessel/facility operations and legislative and regulatory affairs

•coastwise trade

•maritime security compliance

•citizenship and crewing issues, including outer continental shelf exemptions

•criminal defense

•LNG licensing

He is a prominent expert in the Coast Guard area; extremely knowledgeable and one of the top attorneys around.
-Chambers USA

Mr. Waldron served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years, attaining the rank of commander, and was senior counsel to the Marine Spill Response Corporation, where he provided on-scene legal advice at major spill events.

Mr. Waldron is ranked byChambers USAas a leading attorney for shipping regulatory matters.Chambersnotes that'knowledgeable but practical' practice leader Jonathan Waldron is known for his prominence in matters relating to the Coast Guard.Sources say thathe has proven to be an expert in this field,and particularly appreciate that he isvery well connected within the Coast Guard.

Mr. Waldron is also recognized as a leader in shipping and maritime law byWho's Who Legal.

Community Service & Affiliations

Mr. Waldron is a visiting professor at theMassachusettsMaritimeAcademywhere he teaches on legal issues related to pollution response and spill management teams. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association and frequently speaks and writes on maritime issues, including liability analyses to operate ships in U.S. waters.

Events

National Maritime Day and AMVER Awards Dinner[Event]
Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2014
Jonathan K. Waldron

Harbors of Safe Refuge and Responder Immunity[Event]
NAMEPA 2013 National Maritime Day Seminar and AMVER Awards Dinner
Washington, DC
May 21, 2013
Jonathan K. Waldron

What's on Washington's Agenda?[Event]
Marine Log FERRIES 2012
Boston, Massachusetts
November 5, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron

4th Annual Significant Legal Developments Affecting the Chemical, Oil & Gas Industries[Event]
Philadelphia, PA & Houston, TX
October 10, 2012 & October 17, 2012
Margaret Anne Hill, Robert P. Scott, Michael P. Broadhurst, Kevin J. Bruno, Leigh Ann Buziak, Edward N. Cahn, et al.

Responder Immunity Lessons Learned from theDeepwater HorizonIncident[Event]
Maritime Salvage: Where Do We Stand?
Quebec, Canada
March 15, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron

Responder Immunity Update[Event]
Spill Control Association of America Annual Meeting
Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
March 8, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron

Marine Log's Offshore Alternatives 2012[Event]
Baltimore, Maryland
February 28-29, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron and Joan M. Bondareff

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.

Tax Issues in Connection with Non-U.S. Companies Doing Business in the Gulf[Event]
Online via webcast and
Blank Rome LLP • Houston, TX

November 16, 2011
Joseph T. Gulant, Jonathan K. Waldron and Jennifer Lynn Bell

Energy Economics[Event]
Mare Forum USA 2011
Houston, Texas
November 15, 2011
Jonathan K. Waldron

Responder Immunity in Marine Casualties[Event]
NAMEPA Seminar Series: Environmental Intelligence in Maritime
The Harvard Club, New York City
October 12, 2011
Jonathan K. Waldron

What's Going On in Washington That You Need to Know About[Event]
Marine Log Global Greenship 2011
Baltimore, Maryland
September 15, 2011
Joan M. Bondareff and Jonathan K. Waldron

Charting a Clear Path to Compliance and Beyond[Event]
Marine Log Global Greenship 2011
Baltimore, Maryland
September 15-16, 2011
Joan M. Bondareff and Jonathan K. Waldron

Environmental Intelligence in Shipping: Safety at Sea[Event]
2011 National Maritime Day Seminar and AMVER Awards
National Press Club, Washington, DC
May 23, 2011
Jonathan K. Waldron

Lessons Learned: A Look Over the Horizon[Event]
Clean Gulf 2010
Tampa, Florida
October 20, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

The Gulf Oil Crisis: Enforcement & Claims Handling Update[Event]
ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education
Webcast
October 13, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

LNG Safety: The Implications of Recent Casualties on the Transport of LNG[Event]
2010 Commercial Marine Expo
New Bedford State Pier, New Bedford, MA
June 10, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

Marine Log Offshore Alternatives 2010[Event]
Washington, D.C.
March 2-3, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

Energy Availability and Air Emissions-The Government Perspective[Event]
Mare Forum 2010 USA
Houston, Texas
February 19, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

Wrecks of the World: Hidden Risks of the Deep[Event]
Linthicum, Maryland
September 9, 2009
Jonathan K. Waldron

U.S. Maritime Regulatory Update 2009[Event]
Singapore Shipping Association
Singapore
June 17, 2009
Jonathan K. Waldron

AMVER Awards Reception[Event]
Washington, DC
May 21, 2009
Jonathan K. Waldron

Protecting Your Ship Against Pirates: The Legal Situation[Event]
MarineLog Maritime & Port Security Conference
Arlington, VA
January 28, 2009
Jonathan K. Waldron

News

Emissions Crackdown Continues[Media Coverage]
December 6, 2013
Jonathan K. Waldron

MLC 2006: Who is the Shipowner and Why Does it Matter?[Media Coverage]
August 22, 2013
Jonathan K. Waldron

Eight Attorneys of Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau Join Blank Rome[Press Release]
August 1, 2013
Alan J. Hoffman, John D. Kimball, Jonathan K. Waldron, Barry Abrams, Michael K. Bell, Keith B. Letourneau, et al.
Addition Strengthens Houston Presence for Largest U.S. Maritime Practice

Green Groups Renew Ballast Water Fight in U.S. Courts[Media Coverage]
June 5, 2013
Jonathan K. Waldron

Shipping 'Asleep' as Labour Rules Loom[Media Coverage]
March 22, 2013
Jonathan K. Waldron

Stage Set for ECA Crackdown[Media Coverage]
March 5, 2013
Jonathan K. Waldron

Devil in the Dunnage: U.S. Policy on Plant Pests Puts Owners in Quandary[Media Coverage]
December 11, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron

Blank Rome LLP Named Best Law Firm for Admiralty and Maritime Law[Media Coverage]
December 10, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron

No Change for Jones Act Conversions[Media Coverage]
March 23, 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron

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.

BP Faces Criminal Trial Over Oil Spill[Media Coverage]
January 24, 2011
Jonathan K. Waldron

Efforts to Stem the Flow of New Oil Spill Law Pay Off[Media Coverage]
January 24, 2011
Jonathan K. Waldron

U.S. Drops Jones Act Rulemaking[Media Coverage]
December 13, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

U.S. Cracks Down on 'Repeat Offenders' on Vessel Safety[Media Coverage]
November 4, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

ABA Panel on Legal Issues Surrounding the Gulf Oil Crisis[Press Release]
October 6, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron and Kevin J. Bruno

Piracy Roundtable[Media Coverage]
May 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

Taxing Times in the U.S. Gulf[Media Coverage]
May 5, 2010
Joseph T. Gulant and Jonathan K. Waldron

U.S. Offers Guidance Over Ransom Talks[Media Coverage]
April 19, 2010
Jonathan K. Waldron

WOW: What Are We Waiting For?[Media Coverage]
September 9, 2009
Jonathan K. Waldron

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.

Chambers USA 2012Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 7, 2012
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Michael D. DeBaecke, et al.

Blank Rome Recognized as Best Maritime & Shipping Law Firm byWorld Finance[Ranking]
January-February 2012
Jonathan K. Waldron, John D. Kimball and Brett M. Esber

Chambers USA 2011Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 10, 2011
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Steven Dubow, 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

Chambers USA 2010Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 11, 2010
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Steven Dubow, Bonnie Glantz Fatell, et al.

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; Coastwise trade related advice including U.S. build/rebuild standards and exemptions/waivers. Applicants to obtain deepwater port and shoreside LNG facility licenses. Marine contractors and general regulatory and legislative representation to facilitate cargo transportation andU.S.outer continental shelf oil and gas related operations, including crewing issues and general regulatory and environmental advice to facilitate compliance with U.S. laws. Chemical company in general maritime/environmental regulatory and citizenship advice. General vessel and operational compliance advice. Fisheries industry compliance issues.
 
ISLN903007403
 

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New Jones Act Enforcement Initiative
Jeanne M. Grasso,Dana S. Merkel,Patricia M. O'Neill,Matthew J. Thomas,Jonathan K. Waldron, December 19, 2014
Action Item: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a Notice to the Area Port of New Orleans Trade Community on November 12, 2014, announcing electronic online reporting of possible Jones Act violations. Owners and operators of vessels engaged in OCS activities are encouraged...

Small Vessel General Permit Goes into Effect
Jeanne M. Grasso,John D. Kimball,Gregory F. Linsin,Jonathan K. Waldron,Alan M. Weigel, September 24, 2014
On September 10, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced the issuance of the final Small Vessel General Permit (“sVGP”) (the "Notice"). The sVGP will apply to non-military, commercial vessels that are less than 79 feet in length. Compliance...

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”)...

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Jonathan K. Waldron

600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
WashingtonDC 20037




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