Patricia M. O'Neill

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Maritime
    University St. Joseph's University, B.A.
    Law SchoolRutgers University School of Law, Camden, J.D.; Tulane University School of Law, LL.M., Maritime
    Admitted2003, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

    Patricia O'Neill focuses her practice in maritime and international law. She counsels individual and corporate clients in the maritime industry on a wide variety of matters, including international and domestic regulatory compliance, corporate, transactional, and commercial matters.

    Prior to joining Blank Rome, Ms. O'Neill was Director of Legal and Compliance, Corporate Counsel and Compliance Officer for NYK Line (North America) Inc. Ms. O'Neill has also previously served as a Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Law and Public Safety for the State of New Jersey and as a law clerk for the Presiding Criminal Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.

    While in law school, Ms. O'Neill was lead New Developments editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion.

    Community Service & Affiliations

    Ms. O'Neill is currently Vice President of the Women's International Trade Association (WITA). In 2011, Ms. O'Neill was inducted as a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

    Practicing under the supervision of principals of the firm admitted in DC. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania only.


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    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...

    U.S. Coast Guard Marine Casualty Reporting Guidance and Proposed Reporting Enhancements Offshore
    Michael K. Clare,Jeanne M. Grasso,Patricia M. O'Neill,Jonathan K. Waldron, February 28, 2014
    The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Availability and Request for Comments (“Notice”) on January 14, 2014 for a draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (“NVIC”) that is intended to provide guidance for the identification and reporting of marine casualties and...

    Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule—Finally
    Jeanne M. Grasso,Dana S. Merkel,Patricia M. O'Neill,Jonathan K. Waldron, November 4, 2013
    The U.S. Coast Guard issued its long-awaited Final Rule addressing nontank vessel response plans ("NTVRP") on September 30, 2013. The Final Rule is effective October 30, 2013, and requires owners and operators of nontank vessels to prepare and submit NTVRPs by January 30, 2014. The Final...

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    Patricia M. O'Neill

    600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
    WashingtonDC 20037


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