Scott Jenkins is a partner in and leader of the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group. His practice focuses on several areas within maritime law, including coastwise trade, security, citizenship, manning, and vessel documentation issues; contracts; service agreements; charter agreements; disputes arising from commercial, construction, insurance coverage, and indemnity issues; personal injury and casualty litigation; and general vessel and operational compliance advice. Mr. Jenkins regularly handles offshore and maritime-related regulatory matters, including those involving the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Jenkins has recently assisted clients in meeting the requirements of the Maritime Labor Convention (“MLC”) which took effect in August of 2013, including the drafting of employment contracts required by the MLC.
Mr. Jenkins was a member of a subcommittee of the National Offshore Advisory Committee which provided recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard in connection with the U.S. Coast Guard's efforts to revise its Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular pertaining to the Outer Continental Shelf citizenship requirements and exemptions. He also has given presentations on offshore regulatory matters, including Outer Continental Shelf manning requirements, the MLC, and coastwise trade issues.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Scott Jenkins