• District of Columbia
  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Young Shipping Professionals New York


  • Tulane University School of Law, LLM Maritime
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD
  • West Virginia University, BA
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Jeremy A. Herschaft


Houston, TX v. +1.713.632.8653 f. +1.713.228.6605

Jeremy Herschaft is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT).

Jeremy Herschaft concentrates his practice on all aspects of international and domestic corporate litigation and arbitration, with particular emphasis on the global maritime and oil & gas industries.

Mr. Herschaft counsels and represents a variety of clients in a wide range of practice areas, including:

  • charter party, service contract, and other commercial disputes
  • COGSA and other multi-modal cargo damage disputes
  • maritime casualties and blue water incidents
  • maritime environmental law and pollution incident response
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments
  • limitation of liability, maritime attachment (Rule B), and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions
  • general international commercial litigation

During law school at the University of South Carolina, Mr. Herschaft was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national moot court honorary organization. While at Tulane Law for his L.L.M., he served on the editorial staff of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. In 2012, Mr. Herschaft was inducted into the Maritime Law Association of the United States as a Proctor member.

Mr. Herschaft was selected as a "Rising Star" by the 2014 edition of SuperLawyers.


  • Regular U.S. and international shipboard emergency attendance during U.S. Coast Guard and Flag State maritime investigations following groundings, collisions, and oil spill pollution incidents, and representation of vessel interests in subsequent litigation.
  • Representation of The Containership Company (TCC) A/S in connection with the first Chapter 15 bankruptcy recognition case under the new Danish insolvency act, including adversary proceedings against 75 NVOCC defendants.
  • Numerous Rule B and Rule C matters, both in obtaining and opposing attachments and arrests.
  • Representation of “responder” offshore supply vessel in defense of suit for claims of property and economic damages arising out of the Deepwater Horizon incident.
  • Representation of Liberian oil tanker in connection with a major tugboat/barge collision on the Mississippi River, and resulting oil spill litigation.
  • Representation of tugboat/barge flotilla in connection with a Singaporean freighter collision on the Mississippi River, and resulting litigation.
  • Representation of Maltese freighter in connection with a Mississippi River wharf breakaway, and resulting litigation.