Blank Rome LLP announced that Conor T. Warde has joined the as an Associate in the maritime group. Warde brings experience in international maritime law and will be based in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining Blank Rome
, Warde served as Associate General Counsel of International Registries, Inc., which administers the Marshall Islands Maritime Registry. In this capacity, Warde guided the Registry on the interpretation and enforcement of national and international laws and regulations affecting the maritime industry, including International Maritime Organization and International Labor Organization conventions. During this time, Warde also represented the Marshall Islands Registry in a wide variety of matters, including negotiations with foreign governments regarding various vessel-related matters, and he drafted maritime and corporate legislation for adoption in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Prior to joining the Marshall Islands Maritime Registry, Mr. Warde was with the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he assisted in drafting briefs submitted to World Trade Organization Panels, and he worked in the financial services industry in Luxembourg.
Warde is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Mr. Warde received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English Literature from Georgetown University.