Jonathan Walsh is a partner at the law firm of Deutsch Kerrigan, L.L.P. He has a juris doctor from Tulane University’s School of Law and a Master of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Walsh has been teaching in the School of Professional Advancement since 2007 and developed the syllabi and curricula for several courses, to include Homeland Security & Approaches to Counter Terrorism. He has taught on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Before teaching at Tulane, Mr. Walsh was an instructor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Notre Dame and taught French.
Mr. Walsh has lived all over the world, from the shores of the Arabian Gulf to the banks of several rivers: the Maine, the Raritan, the St. Joseph’s and, of course, the Mississippi. He maintains a proficiency in French, a reading ability in Italian, and can fumble his way through a meal in Danish.
He served his country as a reservist in the Coast Guard and completed tours in port security and legal assistance. He was the landward security officer for a naval coastal warfare group conducting anti-terrorism and force protection at the Strategic Port of Debarkation/Embarkation from 2003-2004 in Kuwait. He deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi, following Hurricane Katrina to support the Coast Guard’s response, to include the establishment of a base of operations and shore services for a port security unit and medium endurance cutter. In 2002, he led a landward security detachment to the City of Mobile to provide anti-terrorism and force protection to an international flotilla that included the Cutter Eagle. This was the first domestic deployment of a port security unit and involved close coordination with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Walsh recently published in the Tulane Maritime Law Journal’s Summer 2018 edition on the Coast Guard’s landward jurisdiction. He most recently lectured at the 2018 Admiralty Law Institute on the same topic.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Eat your plate.”
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Tulane athletic events with my family, Notre Dame football, Mardi Gras.