Jeremy Herschaft is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).
Jeremy focuses his practice on all phases of commercial counseling, complex litigation, and arbitration, with particular emphasis on the global marine and energy industries. He has over 14 years of experience in advising clients on a wide range of topics, including :
- general litigation and counseling on behalf of domestic and foreign corporate interests
- international contract negotiations and disputes involving time, voyage, and bareboat charter parties, bills of lading, service contracts, and contracts of affreightment
- maritime insolvencies
- 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, pollution incidents, and other shipboard and offshore emergency investigations. To date, Jeremy has attended over 89 vessel boardings (both domestic and international) in connection with such assignments.
Chambers USA recognizes Jeremy as “an up-and-coming maritime litigator” who clients have called “super-smart and very detail-oriented.” In 2017, he was selected to serve as the John E. Sims Distinguished Admiralty Practitioner-in-Residence at Tulane Law School. He is a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.
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 moot court society. 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 law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on the Mississippi River maritime industry and the Gulf of Mexico offshore deepwater energy sector. Jeremy joined Blank Rome’s Manhattan, New York, office in 2011, and went on to manage a variety of international commercial matters and disputes. He relocated to Houston, Texas, in 2014 to assist with expanding the Firm’s maritime capabilities in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
Outside the Firm
Jeremy is an avid outdoorsman, and he finished his first marathon in 2018. When not practicing law, you can find him with his family hiking and cycling along Buffalo Bayou in Houston Texas.