Work Hard, Get the Job Done, Be Yourself: Jeanne Grasso


Blank Rome LLP Partner Jeanne M. Grasso, who serves as vice chair of the Firm’s Maritime and International Trade practice group, was interviewed by LCDR Amanda Hood, U.S. Coast Guard, for a feature article, “Work Hard, Get the Job Done, Be Yourself: Jeanne Grasso,” in the 2019 Special Women’s Highlights Issue, “Pioneers & Prodigies,” of Proceedings, the Coast Guard’s Journal of Safety & Security at Sea.


When the readers of this edition of Proceedings realize Jeanne Grasso is a lawyer, they will have to fight the urge to flip past and dismiss her as not a “real” mariner. No, Grasso did not graduate from a maritime academy. Nor has she been in command of a ship, but her love affair with all things maritime led her to become one of the United States’ premier maritime lawyers.

As a partner at Blank Rome, a law firm with the largest and most comprehensive maritime practice in the country, she is second in command of their Maritime and International Trade Practice Group. She is also an important member of Blank Rome’s Maritime Emergency Response Team. Her route to maritime law includes many disparate waypoints, but ultimately starts and ends with a love of the water.

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