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Jeanne M. Grasso and Dana S. Merkel


In December 2018, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (“VIDA”) was signed into law and intended to replace the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) 2013 Vessel General Permit (which has been in place for nearly ten years) to bring uniformity, consistency, and certainty to the regulation of incidental discharges

Nathan S. Brill

Significant assets, intricate ownership structures, multinational operations, overlapping regulatory schemes, disparate time zones, and differing transaction customs are just a few of the macro challenges that make mergers and acquisitions in ocean shipping and related industries some of the most intricate and exciting transactions in the global economy.

Like any successful voyage,

Welcome to the 2022–2023 edition of Perspectives, Blank Rome’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) magazine.

In this edition, you will find:

  • Interviews with our Diversity & Inclusion Committee co-chairs and new laterals;
  • A profile of our Chief Operating Officer Shonette Gaston;
  • Recaps of our inaugural DEI Summit and our sixth annual Women’s Leadership Summit;
  • Updates on our

October 2023

Welcome to this month’s issue of The BR Privacy & Security Download, the digital newsletter of Blank Rome’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection practice. We invite you to share this resource with your colleagues and visit Blank Rome’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection webpage for more information about our team.

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William R. Bennett III, Editor

This is my first publication as editor of Mainbrace. Truth be told, when I was asked to be editor, I thought it was a joke, laughed and asked “seriously?” In short, I was concerned I was not up to the task. Well, “why” you may ask, “seems like a simple