Jeremy A. Herschaft
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Jeremy Herschaft is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT).
Jeremy Herschaft represents publicly traded and privately owned companies in all phases of international corporate litigation, arbitration, and commercial counseling, with particular emphasis on the global marine and energy industries.
Mr. Herschaft has over a decade of experience in managing complex multi-jurisdictional legal matters, including:
- general litigation and counseling on behalf of corporate interests
- commercial disputes involving charter party, service contract and other transportation related agreements
- maritime arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
- Chapter 15 maritime insolvencies
- COGSA and multi-modal cargo damage claims
- marine casualties and blue water incident investigations
- maritime environmental law compliance and marine pollution investigations
- recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments in U.S. courts
- limitation of liability, maritime attachment (Rule B), and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions
Mr. Herschaft spent his first three years at Blank Rome practicing with the Firm’s Manhattan, New York, maritime group. During that time, he was admitted into the Maritime Law Association of the United States as a Proctor member. In 2014, Mr. Herschaft relocated to Houston, Texas, to continue his practice with the Firm’s expanding Houston office. He currently serves as a member of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Mr. Herschaft is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was inducted into the University's 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. He has since authored numerous articles in various law journals and trade publications on such topics as maritime law, marine insurance principles, and current trends in electronic discovery.
In addition to his maritime practice, Mr. Herschaft maintains an active pro bono caseload via the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, where he serves as lead counsel on multiple guardianship matters on behalf of parents with severely disabled children.
- Regular shipboard emergency attendance (both in the U.S. and abroad) 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 Danish shipping line “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 in the U.S. against 75 NVOCC defendants.
- Numerous Rule B and Rule C matters, both in obtaining and opposing vessel attachments and arrests.
- Numerous cases involving the U.S. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens Act.
- 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 oil tanker TINTOMARA in connection with a major tugboat/barge collision on the Mississippi River, and resulting oil spill litigation.
- 2015-2016, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation Law, listed in Chambers USA
- 2014, listed in Super Lawyers