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Marine Log

January 9, 2008

Linsin joins Blank Rome

Law firm Blank Rome LLP reports that Gregory F. Linsin is now a Partner in its White Collar, Internal & Government Investigations practice group.

Before joining Blank Rome, Mr. Linsin served as Special Litigation Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section.

In this capacity, he managed and prosecuted complex environmental criminal cases and organized and led a national vessel pollution initiative that resulted in precedent-setting criminal prosecutions for intentional violations of international and domestic environmental standards. He served as a member of the review group and management team for all major environmental criminal prosecutions initiated by the section. He also served on the Environmental Crimes Policy Committee and was a member of the U.S. delegations to the Legal Committee and the Marine Environmental Protection Committee of IMO.

Mr. Linsin is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Attorney GeneralŐs Distinguished Service Award, the U.S. Coast GuardŐs Distinguished Public Service Award, three Special Commendation awards from the Department of Justice and the Bronze Medal from the U.S. EPA.

Mr. Linsin is a frequent author and speaker on environmental criminal and compliance issues. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a Proctor with the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Mr. Linsin received his law degree from Antioch School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Loyola University of Chicago.