Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly LLP announces litigator Thomas M. Grasso has joined the firm’s maritime and transportation practice as Of Counsel. Grasso brings to the firm more than 25 years of experience in international and domestic transportation, trade, logistics, and insurance of goods.
Logistics incorporates arranging transportation, distribution nodes, warehousing. Proper logistics management requires knowledge of the handling, storage, and transportation arrangements of the goods and particular needs of the customers. The more specialized the goods, the more knowledgeable the logistics professionals must be.
For example, pharmaceuticals are subject to strict manufacturing and distribution standards. When the integrity of the goods falls into question due to irregularities in handling or transportation, the value of the goods is often significantly reduced. When these failures occur, we are able to advise our clients on the best course to either recover for their loss or limit or be exonerated from liability.
Notably, we advise our clients in Cold Chain Logistics and current Good Manufacturing and Distribution Practices as these areas develop due to the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).