Jeremy Herschaft is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).
Chambers USA recognizes Jeremy as a nationally ranked shipping and maritime litigation attorney. His practice covers all phases of international commercial counseling, complex litigation, and arbitration, with particular emphasis on the global marine and energy industries. Jeremy has more than 16 years of experience in advising clients on a wide range of topics, including:
- International and domestic commercial contract negotiations and disputes
- Maritime contract negotiations and disputes, such as time, voyage, and bareboat charter parties, bills of lading, service contracts, and contracts of affreightment
- Maritime insolvencies
- Cargo damage and general average disputes
- Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments in U.S. courts
- Marine insurance coverage issues, including protection and indemnity, general commercial liability, and marine liability disputes
- Maritime attachment (Rule B) and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions
- Disputes involving the U.S. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Lien Act
- Maritime emergency response (collisions, pollution incidents, offshore emergency investigations, etc., with over 97 international and domestic vessel boardings to date)
Jeremy spent the first six years of his law practice with a respected corporate law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on the Mississippi River maritime industry and the Gulf of Mexico offshore deepwater energy sector. He joined Blank Rome’s Manhattan, New York, office in 2011, and went on to manage a variety of international commercial matters and disputes. Jeremy then relocated to Houston, Texas, in 2014 to assist with expanding the Firm’s maritime capabilities in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition to his litigation practice, Jeremy is a member of the Firm’s Blockchain & Digital Currency Group, where he enjoys researching how this and other emerging technologies are shaping the international commercial arena. He has presented at various conferences around the world on the application of blockchain to the logistics environment, as well as other legal matters. His articles on a wide range of legal subjects have appeared in Pratt’s Banking Law Journal, the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, The Arbitrator, the Tulane Law Review, and Pratt’s Energy Law Report.
Outside the Firm
Jeremy is an avid outdoorsman, and he enjoys participating in long-distance endurance events. In 2019, he completed President Teddy Roosevelt’s challenge to hike 50 miles in under 24 hours. When not practicing law, you can find him spending time with his family along Buffalo Bayou in Houston Texas. He is a member of F3 Houston.