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, trade, and energy industries. Jeremy has more than 18 years of experience in advising clients on a wide range of topics, including:
- International and domestic commercial contract negotiations and cross-border disputes
- Maritime contract negotiations involving time, voyage, and bareboat charter parties, bills of lading, service contracts, and contracts of affreightment
- Maritime insolvencies
- Cargo damage and general average disputes
- Laytime and demurrage disputes
- Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments in U.S. courts
- Marine insurance instructions on behalf of P&I clubs and hull insurers in casualty-related disputes
- Prosecuting and defending 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, allisions, groundings, pollution incidents, shipboard white collar investigations, etc., with over 100 international and domestic vessel boardings to date)
- Representation of vessel interests in U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigations
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 maritime commercial matters and disputes. Jeremy then relocated to Houston, Texas, in 2014 to assist with expanding the firm’s maritime and energy capabilities in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
Jeremy has presented at various conferences around the world on a wide range of legal subjects pertaining to the shipping and logistics environment. His articles 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. He serves on the Board of Advisory Editors of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
Outside the Firm
Jeremy is an avid outdoorsman, and he enjoys participating in long-distance endurance events and half-marathons. 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 wife and three children along Buffalo Bayou in Houston Texas. He is a member of F3 Houston.