Honors and Awards

Joan Bondareff Receives NAMEPA’s 2018 Marine Environment Protection Award

Joan BondareffBlank Rome Of Counsel Joan M. Bondareff has been named the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (“NAMEPA”) 2018 Marine Environment Protection Individual Award winner in recognition of her lifetime career in working to protect the marine environment. Joan serves as general counsel and secretary of NAMEPA, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable practices for the shipping industry.

Joan will be presented with the award at NAMEPA’s 2018 Annual Conference and Awards Dinner being held on October 25, 2018, aboard the Hornblower Infinity in New York City. The theme for this year’s conference is “The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable,” and the awards dinner will recognize the achievements of individuals and corporations who “Save Our Seas.”

At Blank Rome, Joan focuses her practice on marine transportation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. Prior to joining the Firm, she was chief counsel and acting deputy administrator of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. Joan currently serves as chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority, a role she was appointed to by Governor Ralph Northam in November 2016.