Kierstan CarstonPartner, Maritime and International Trade Practice Group at Blank Rome
Kierstan Carlson is a partner in Blank Rome’s Maritime and International Trade Practice Group and works closely with the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice. She defends shipping industry clients in criminal and civil enforcement actions relating to violations of environmental and safety laws, including MARPOL, the Clean Water Act, the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, and the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act. Kierstan also has experience counseling and advising clients undergoing NTSB and U.S. Coast Guard investigations. Beyond these areas, she represents clients in other regulatory enforcement matters and investigations involving economic sanctions, customs fraud, the False Claims Act, and the FCPA. Kierstan also works closely with colleagues from Blank Rome’s Maritime Group to help clients strengthen and audit their compliance programs in order to rebound from and improve in the wake of enforcement actions.