Vanessa C. DiDomenico


Vanessa DiDomenico concentrates her practice in the area of maritime law.

Vanessa previously served as a summer associate at Blank Rome and is the founder of a boutique maritime consulting firm and youth-centered maritime nonprofit. In addition, Vanessa previously held technical management roles with a cruise line and shipping company, as well as externship and internship roles with the Port of New Orleans and the U.S. Department of State.

During law school at Tulane University, Vanessa was a member of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal where she authored “Finding True North: Reducing Maritime Corruption at Sea and Ashore Through Legal and Operational Mechanisms,” 45 Tul. Mar. L.J. 139 (2020). Vanessa also authored “Far-reaching Waves,” published in IAS Gazette, Singapore (February 22, 2019), and was the co-author of “The Impact of COVID-19 on Blockchain Advancement,” published in the December 2020 edition of Blank Rome’s Mainbrace and republished in May–June 2021 edition of The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.

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2021–2022, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


Professional Activities

Active in the maritime industry, Vanessa is a member of the Maritime Law Association, and Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association.

Vanessa was nominated and currently serves on the International Maritime Business Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (“MMA”), which focuses on the educational and professional development of MMA undergraduate International Maritime Business students.

Vanessa previously served as a nominated Goodwill Ambassador to the International Maritime Organization for a period of five years.



  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Tulane University School of Law, JD
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, MA
  • State University of New York at Maritime College, MS, High Honors
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy, BS