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Product Liability Conference Seminar

August 21, 2021

Baltimore partner Kali Book will speak at the DRI Product Liability Conference Seminar's Young Lawyers Breakout Session on "How to Address Ever-Expanding and Amorphous Product Liability Claims" on Aug. 21.

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Michael A. Brown

Michael A. Brown

Partner

100 S. Charles Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
mike.brown@nelsonmullins.com
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Mike handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mike has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters.

In addition to his national clients, Mike also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations,...

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Mike handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mike has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters.

In addition to his national clients, Mike also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations, advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Michael A. Brown

advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Mike handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mike has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters.

In addition to his national clients, Mike also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations,... advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • During more than 30 years of practice, has represented large national corporations that run the gamut of industries and include 17 Fortune 500 corporations in numerous litigation matters
  • Has tried more than 80 cases to verdict for these corporations and has tried cases in 24 states, including in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the United States, from Maryland to Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., among others

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD (1989)
  • College of the Holy Cross, BS (1986)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Profiles in Diversity Journal — Black Leaders Worth Watching™ Awards (2020)
  • LMG Life Sciences — Star in Non–IP Litigation & Enforcement for Product Liability (2019–2020)
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer (2020–2021); National Practice Area Star – Product Liability (2020); Finalist for Attorney of the Year – Product Liability (2020–2021)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 for Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort, and class action - defense: toxic tort (2019, 2021); Leading Lawyer (2021)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Product Liability & Mass Torts – Nationwide (2021), Litigation: General Commercial – Maryland (2019–2021), Recognized Practitioner, Litigation: General Commercial (2018)
  • Savoy Magazine's "Most Influential Black Lawyers" (2018)
  • Advocates for Children and Youth Pro Bono Service Award
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Named "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants – Baltimore (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Mass Tort Litigation (2011–2012); Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2011–2022); Products Liability Litigation – ­Defendants (2011–2022); Commercial Litigation (2013–2022); Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2019–2022)
  • Greater Baltimore Committee Bridging the Gap Award
  • Maryland Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation Defense and Employment Litigation: Defense (2010–2012); Civil Litigation Defense (2013–2021); Top 100: Civil Litigation (2020)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Diversity & the Bar Magazine, Named "2015 Rainmaker"
  • The Daily Record Leadership in Law, Leadership in Law Award (2017)
  • The National Law Journal's "Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers" (2014)
  • Top 100 Minority Enterprises for 2009

Current and Past Professional Activities

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Board Member
  • Baltimore City Compensation Committee, Board Member
  • Baltimore Medical Systems, Board Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Maryland Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Board Member
  • Monumental City Bar Association, Board Member
  • National Bar Association
  • Baltimore Urban League, Board Member
  • Homeless Persons Representation Project, Foundation Fundraising Chairman
  • Mother Seton Academy, Board Member
  • Living Classrooms Foundation, Board Member
  • Mayor Martin O'Malley's Transition Team for Public Safety, Chairman
  • Former member, President's Roundtable
  • Walters Art Museum, Board Member
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