Jeremy Herschaft is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).
Jeremy represents publicly traded and privately owned companies in all phases of complex litigation, arbitration, and commercial counseling, with particular emphasis on the global marine and energy industries. He has over thirteen years of experience in managing contentious legal matters in three of the world's busiest maritime locations (New Orleans, New York, and Houston), including:
- general litigation and counseling on behalf of domestic and foreign corporate interests
- international commercial negotiations and cross-border dispute resolutions involving charter party, service contract, and other transportation-related agreements
- chapter 15 maritime insolvencies
- COGSA and multi-modal cargo damage disputes
- recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments in U.S. courts
- Maritime Hull and Protection & Indemnity Insurance Claims
- limitation of liability, maritime attachment (Rule B), and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions
- disputes involving the U.S. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Lien Act
In addition to his corporate practice, he further assists clients on-scene in responding to maritime casualties, marine pollution incidents, and other shipboard and offshore investigations. To date, Jeremy has attended over 85 vessel boardings (both domestic and international) in connection with such assignments.
Chambers USA notes that Jeremy is described as “very smart, thorough and thoughtful in terms of thinking things through.” In 2017, he was selected to serve as the John E. Sims Distinguished Admiralty Practitioner-in-Residence at Tulane Law School.
Jeremy grew up on the waters of Charleston, South Carolina, and is 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. Upon graduating from Tulane, he spent the first six years of his law practice with a full-scale corporate maritime law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on the Mississippi River maritime industry and the Gulf of Mexico offshore deepwater energy sector.
Jeremy 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, he relocated to Houston, Texas, where he continues his practice with the Firm’s expanding Houston office.
Jeremy is an avid outdoorsman. When not practicing law, you can find him with his family hiking and cycling along Buffalo Bayou in Houston Texas.