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Blank Rome’s Jeremy Herschaft Appointed Vice President of the International Association of Young Lawyers Transport Law Commission

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Jeremy Herschaft, a partner with Blank Rome's Houston maritime team, has been appointed as a vice president of the International Association of Young Lawyers (“AIJA”) Transport Law Commission for a three-year term.

Mr. Herschaft will serve in the vice president position along with Cherry Almeida of Alius Law (Rotterdam) and Lucas Marques of Kincaid (Rio de Janeiro), and all three will support incoming Transport Law Commission president Javier Zabala of Meana Green Maura & Co. (Bilbao).

AIJA currently has 4,000 members and supporters in 90 different countries. It is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under. Since 1962, AIJA has provided international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn, and develop. In turn, the Transport Law Commission is comprised of a large group attorneys from around the world who each represent the next generation of international maritime law practitioners in their respective jurisdictions. To learn more about AIJA, please visit

Through his role, Mr. Herschaft will speak on the panel “Maritime Credits and Liens vs International Insolvencies—Digesting the Latest Judicial Resolutions Throughout the E.U. and the U.S.” at the upcoming AIJA seminar, “Navigating Through Troubled Waters; Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies,” held September 28 to September 30, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. For more information on his panel, please click here.

At Blank Rome, Mr. Herschaft concentrates his maritime practice on international corporate litigation, arbitration, and commercial counseling, with particular emphasis on the global marine and energy industries. Based in the Firm’s Houston office, he is member of Blank Rome’s Maritime Emergency Response Team, assisting clients on-scene in responding to maritime casualties, marine pollution incidents, and other shipboard and offshore investigations.