Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted Julia Shemesh to vice president and
deputy general counsel. Shemesh will remain in Seattle, and will continue
reporting to Michael Roberts, senior vice president and
general counsel, who works out of Crowley’s corporate headquarters in
In her new
role, Shemesh will primarily be responsible for providing advice and support on
legal issues affecting company business on the West Coast, including petroleum distribution, marine solutions, and harbor ship assist and tanker escort services.
She will also play an active role assisting in the continued expansion of Jensen Maritime, a Crowley subsidiary
specializing in full-service naval architecture and marine engineering
has done a remarkable job as corporate counsel and is a key member of the
Crowley team,” says Roberts in a company press release. He notes Shemesh’s
energy and focus on simplifying the contracting process, and offering creative
solutions in several projects.
enjoy working with each business unit and its leaders, and I’m looking forward
to assisting them from a more strategic perspective," Shemesh says.
"My goal is to help them continue to grow their businesses and reach their
objectives while minimizing risk to the corporation.”
joining Crowley as senior corporate counsel in 2009, Shemesh practiced with
Allen & Overy, where she specialized in corporate law and advised on
mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, initial public offerings and project
financing for clients, including many in the oil and gas industry. She
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington
University in St. Louis, Mo., and received a Juris Doctorate from George
Washington University in Washington, D.C.