Jeanne Grasso is a partner in Blank Rome’s Washington, DC office, and Co-Practice Group Leader of the Maritime and International Trade Practice Group. Her practice involves counseling domestic and international clients on all aspects of maritime, regulatory, and environmental compliance related to U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and International Maritime Organization matters; internal and grand jury investigations; defense of administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement actions; and pollution incident response.
Jeanne is ranked by Legal 500 as a Tier 1 Transport: shipping attorney, ranked by Chambers USA as a top Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory lawyer, and named by Lloyd's List as one of the Top Ten lawyers for shipping law in 2015. She is a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where she speaks on legal issues related to pollution response for the Academy's Qualified Individual training program. Jeanne writes and lectures extensively on criminal enforcement of environmental laws and regulatory matters. She also conducts training sessions and assists clients with establishing compliance programs in an effort to avoid enforcement actions.
Jeanne has served on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center since 2007. Jeanne served as president of the U.S. Chapter of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) from 2008 through 2013, prior to being elected to WISTA’s International Board where she served from 2013-2019.
Jeanne loves adventure and her passion is SCUBA diving. Jeanne is also an avid golfer and cyclist, and a die hard Notre Dame fan.