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Raymond G. Mullady, Jr.

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101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
Poinsett Plaza
104 South Main Street
Suite 900
Greenville, SC 29601
ray.mullady@nelsonmullins.com
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Ray Mullady has a national trial and appellate practice in the areas of business litigation, product liability, and mass torts. Mr. Mullady has tried cases to verdict in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 2016 he was a faculty member at the prestigious IADC Trial Academy at...

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Ray Mullady has a national trial and appellate practice in the areas of business litigation, product liability, and mass torts. Mr. Mullady has tried cases to verdict in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 2016 he was a faculty member at the prestigious IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. His appellate experience includes argument in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits, and the highest court in Maryland. He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and in 2018 was again named a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer.

 

Stanford Law School. His appellate experience includes argument in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits, and the highest court in Maryland. He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and in 2018 was again named a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer.

 

Ray Mullady has a national trial and appellate practice in the areas of business litigation, product liability, and mass torts. Mr. Mullady has tried cases to verdict in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 2016 he was a faculty member at the prestigious IADC Trial Academy at... Stanford Law School. His appellate experience includes argument in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits, and the highest court in Maryland. He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and in 2018 was again named a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer.

 

Experience

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Experience

  • Has represented pharmaceutical, chemical, and oil and gas companies in product liability and toxic tort litigation over the past three decades in cases involving prescription medications, childhood vaccines, medical devices, herbicides, chemicals, asbestos, cosmetic talc, and tobacco products
  • Has represented oilfield services companies in cases involving alleged exposure to hydraulic fracturing chemicals as well as well integrity and groundwater contamination litigation and issues relating to shale oil and gas development
  • Represents clients litigating Daubert and Frye-Reed challenges to “junk science” and unreliable plaintiff expert testimony
  • Represented a client in a Daubert motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia resulting in the disqualification of a plaintiff's toxicologist in a case alleging personal injuries as a result of alleged exposure to hydraulic fracturing chemicals (2013)
  • Secured disqualification of the lead, national plaintiff expert in tire/rim “mismatch” personal injury litigation, in the District of Nebraska. Argued the appeal of that decision before the Eighth Circuit, and obtained an affirmance of the lower court's Daubert ruling in Pietzmeier v. Hennessy Industries, Inc., 97 F.3d 293 (8th Cir. 1996), cert denied 117 S.Ct. 1552 (1997). (Case a precursor to the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Kuhmo Tire, Ltd. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999), holding that Daubert applies not only to testimony based on scientific knowledge, but also to testimony based on technical or other specialized knowledge
  • Participated on team of lawyers who extended the boundaries of Frye-Reed in Maryland to preclude expert testimony hypothesizing that the presence of the preservative thimerosal in childhood vaccines causes neurological defects, such as autism (Blackwell v. Wyeth, Inc., Court of Appeals of Maryland, No. 112, September Term 2008, May 7, 2009)
  • Represents clients in the juvenile products industry in Section 15 investigations and litigation initiated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Department of Justice, as well as product liability litigation involving such products. Assists clients in challenging and responding to reports of harm published on the CPSC's saferproducts.gov database
  • Has represented individuals, public figures, and media outlets as libel and First Amendment counsel

Representative Matters

  • Retained to provide expert testimony on the proper allocation of litigation defense costs in connection with a multidistrict litigation involving a pharmaceutical product
  • Represented client in a Daubert motion in the disqualification of a plaintiff's toxicologist in a case alleging personal injuries as a result of alleged exposure to hydraulic fracturing chemicals
  • Participated on team of lawyers who extended the boundaries of Frye-Reed to preclude expert testimony hypothesizing that the presence of the preservative thimerosal in childhood vaccines causes neurological defects, such as autism
  • Represented client challenging lead national plaintiff expert in tire/rim "mismatch" personal injury litigation
  • Represented avionics manufacturer in litigation arising from a plane crash resulting in the deaths of passengers and crew and initiation of lawsuits in various U.S. courts. Cases consolidated in multidistrict litigation
  • Represented defendant in commercial defamation case brought by a Fortune 500 corporation. In same case served as lead counsel on an interlocutory appeal on an issue of first impression in the D.C. Circuit involving the application of the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act to cases in federal court
  • Lead trial counsel for court-appointed representative of future asbestos personal injury claimants for a specialty chemicals and materials conglomerate
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in product liability actions involving a wide range of products including thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines, diet medications, DTP and oral polio vaccines, tetracycline, antidepressants, and over-the-counter products
  • Counsel for a healthcare and pharmaceutical company in a qui tam case involving patents and licensing programs relating to a polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) process for amplifying DNA for research, diagnostic, and forensic uses
  • Represented a chemical company in a herbicide product liability case
  • Has represented client in series of lead pigment in paint cases pending in state and federal courts around the country. Cases included actions on behalf of states, municipalities, and governmental units, private classes and individuals, and involved both personal injury and property damage claims
  • Represented defendant in 18 wrongful death and personal injury cases arising out of an air crash disaster
  • Regional counsel for a major tobacco company in individual and class action smoker litigation and represented the company in a state attorney general's medical cost reimbursement case against the major tobacco companies
  • Tried to verdict a four-week patent infringement case involving an over-the-counter drug product
  • Lead counsel in a US $1 billion fraud and breach of contract case involving a protease inhibitor AIDS treatment drug

Previous Professional Experience

  • Chair, Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Insurance Practice Group, for a Washington, D.C. law firm

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD
  • University of Maryland, BS

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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Industries

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  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • International Association of Defense Counsel -- Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation, and Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committees
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