Joan Bondareff focuses her practice on marine transportation, environmental, and legislative issues. Ms. Bondareff represents clients in many industries and state and local governments in matters related to:
- maritime regulations and public policy
- environmental law
- government relations
- international law
- federal grants
- port security
Prior to joining Blank Rome, Ms. Bondareff was chief counsel and acting deputy administrator of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. She was also former majority counsel for the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Ms. Bondareff recently served on the Obama Transition Team for the Department of Transportation handling maritime related issues. She worked on the OPA 90 legislation, and also helped develop the Natural Resource Damage Assessment regulations when she was the assistant general counsel for Ocean Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.