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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., cum laude, 2006
    • Cornell University
      B.A. in Government and Science & Technology Studies, 2003
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • New York
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Hon. Eldon E. Fallon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

When issues become contentious, Jeremy Grabill is ready to fight for his clients. Jeremy’s practice specializes in complex, high-profile cases and appeals in a variety of industries. With extensive experience in the areas of multi-district litigation, commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation, and tort litigation – just to name a few – Jeremy draws upon his wide body of knowledge to achieve optimal results for a diverse spectrum of clients.

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When issues become contentious, Jeremy Grabill is ready to fight for his clients. Jeremy’s practice specializes in complex, high-profile cases and appeals in a variety of industries. With extensive experience in the areas of multi-district litigation, commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation, and tort litigation – just to name a few – Jeremy draws upon his wide body of knowledge to achieve optimal results for a diverse spectrum of clients.

In these complex cases, Jeremy complements his arguments with logical structure and prudent strategy to gain advantages over the opposition. He regularly appears in state and federal courts, and he has litigated and handled appeals involving:

  • Contract and other commercial disputes
  • Business torts
  • Products liability and toxic tort cases
  • Insurance matters
  • Vessel seizures/arrests and other maritime casualty matters

Jeremy is also a regular contributor to legal publications and has written numerous articles for national law reviews, and his scholarship has been cited by multiple courts.

Practice Focus

Experience

  • Secured complete victory for vessel interests on appeal in a prominent federal maritime lien case involving the provision of bunker fuel.
  • Obtained summary judgment victory for one of the world’s largest casual dining companies dismissing multi-million dollar breach-of-contract claim and successfully defended that victory on appeal.
  • Assisted in drafting successful oppositions to several petitions to the United States Supreme Court seeking writs of certiorari, thereby preserving appellate victories for clients.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict in federal court for local Louisiana business in breach-of-contract case and negotiated favorable settlement while case was on appeal.
  • Successfully appealed adverse trial court ruling regarding contractual indemnity and negotiated favorable settlement for client following the appellate win.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar federal court judgment for client after breach of agreement in connection with the sale of a company.
  • Achieved dismissal of various claims against “emergency responder” and “clean-up responder” defendants in the multidistrict litigation concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and successfully defended those dismissals on appeal.
  • Defended project management and construction firm against respiratory injury claims in the mass tort litigation that arose from the clean-up operations at the World Trade Center site in New York following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Successfully defended client in complex maritime litigation arising out of an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Puerto Rico.
  • Obtained appellate victory in federal court for pro bono client in a case of first impression under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Insights

Publications
  • "Should Appellate Review of MDL Court Orders Be Expanded?" The Federal Lawyer (July/August 2020) Author
  • Fifth Circuit Gives Defendants Powerful New Tool With Approval of "Snap Removal" (April, 2020)
  • "The Pesky Persistence of Class Action Tolling in Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation," 74 Louisiana L. Rev. 433 (2014)
  • "Judicial Review of Private Mass Tort Settlements," 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 123 (2012)
  • Co-Author, "Is Global Warming an Actionable Tort?", National Law Journal (April 12, 2010)
  • Co-Author, "Update on CAFA's Impact on Corporate Defendants," ABA In-House Litigator – The Journal of the Committee on Corporate Counsel (Spring 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Pharmaceutical Litigation Is Not Dead, But Neither Is Preemption," Andrews Pharmaceutical Litigation Reporter (April 2009)
  • Co-Author, "A Growing Danger on the Horizon for Companies Doing Business Internationally: Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (Feb. 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation," 82 Tul. L. Rev. 2323 (2008)
  • Co-Author, Foreword, "Symposium: Class Actions in the Gulf South and Beyond," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 1591 (2006)
  • "Multistate Class Actions Properly Frustrated by Choice-of-Law Complexities: The Role of Parallel Litigation in the Courts," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 299 (2005)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation's MDL Laboratory," Louisiana Law Review Symposium (2013)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Tulane Law Review Alumni Association

Recognition

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law (2021), Commercial Litigation (2021), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (2014-2020)

Industries

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Cornell University
    B.A. in Government and Science & Technology Studies, 2003

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Clerkships

  • Hon. Eldon E. Fallon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Secured complete victory for vessel interests on appeal in a prominent federal maritime lien case involving the provision of bunker fuel.
  • Obtained summary judgment victory for one of the world’s largest casual dining companies dismissing multi-million dollar breach-of-contract claim and successfully defended that victory on appeal.
  • Assisted in drafting successful oppositions to several petitions to the United States Supreme Court seeking writs of certiorari, thereby preserving appellate victories for clients.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict in federal court for local Louisiana business in breach-of-contract case and negotiated favorable settlement while case was on appeal.
  • Successfully appealed adverse trial court ruling regarding contractual indemnity and negotiated favorable settlement for client following the appellate win.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar federal court judgment for client after breach of agreement in connection with the sale of a company.
  • Achieved dismissal of various claims against “emergency responder” and “clean-up responder” defendants in the multidistrict litigation concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and successfully defended those dismissals on appeal.
  • Defended project management and construction firm against respiratory injury claims in the mass tort litigation that arose from the clean-up operations at the World Trade Center site in New York following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Successfully defended client in complex maritime litigation arising out of an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Puerto Rico.
  • Obtained appellate victory in federal court for pro bono client in a case of first impression under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Publications
  • "Should Appellate Review of MDL Court Orders Be Expanded?" The Federal Lawyer (July/August 2020) Author
  • Fifth Circuit Gives Defendants Powerful New Tool With Approval of "Snap Removal" (April, 2020)
  • "The Pesky Persistence of Class Action Tolling in Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation," 74 Louisiana L. Rev. 433 (2014)
  • "Judicial Review of Private Mass Tort Settlements," 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 123 (2012)
  • Co-Author, "Is Global Warming an Actionable Tort?", National Law Journal (April 12, 2010)
  • Co-Author, "Update on CAFA's Impact on Corporate Defendants," ABA In-House Litigator – The Journal of the Committee on Corporate Counsel (Spring 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Pharmaceutical Litigation Is Not Dead, But Neither Is Preemption," Andrews Pharmaceutical Litigation Reporter (April 2009)
  • Co-Author, "A Growing Danger on the Horizon for Companies Doing Business Internationally: Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (Feb. 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation," 82 Tul. L. Rev. 2323 (2008)
  • Co-Author, Foreword, "Symposium: Class Actions in the Gulf South and Beyond," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 1591 (2006)
  • "Multistate Class Actions Properly Frustrated by Choice-of-Law Complexities: The Role of Parallel Litigation in the Courts," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 299 (2005)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation's MDL Laboratory," Louisiana Law Review Symposium (2013)
News
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Tulane Law Review Alumni Association
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law (2021), Commercial Litigation (2021), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (2014-2020)