Martin J. Healy

Healy, Martin

Principal Morristown, NJ/New York, NY
973.889.4291
mjhealy@pbnlaw.com

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Martin Healy is a litigator with 25 years of experience working with clients on complex litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation, in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Healy works with clients to understand their business needs so that he can develop strategic, cost effective legal solutions that help them achieve their goals. When a trial is necessary, however, Mr. Healy advocates for his clients in the courtroom where he has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.

Mr. Healy works with clients to defend product liability, drug and medical device, consumer fraud and toxic tort claims. He has managed national litigation for clients in a wide range of industries including complex matters for global pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive and heavy equipment, and other product manufacturing and engineering companies around the world. Working strategically with his clients, Mr. Healy has  successfully handled thousands of cases, filed in numerous jurisdictions, from initial pleadings through trial. He also successfully represents clients through all phases of class action litigation from initial counseling and crisis management, to the development of trial and motion strategies for defeating class certification, to the application of settlement strategies for obtaining the approval of class settlements.

Mr. Healy regularly partners with clients to provide counsel on matters of corporate compliance, litigation avoidance, cyber security and data privacy. His experience includes counseling clients on managing and avoiding risk, the assessment of litigation threats, regulatory compliance, data security and privacy, and document retention and management.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Healy was a partner in the Complex Litigation Department of an AmLaw 200 firm, and a trial attorney for general practice and insurance defense firms, where he handled a wide variety of cases and gained significant jury trial experience.

 

Honors and Awards
  • “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell in the fields of Product Liability, Litigation and Torts
Organizations/Memberships
  • ABA, TIPS: Vice-Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biosciences Committee.
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC): Vice Chair, In-House and Law Firm Management Committee (Immediate Past Chair); Member of Membership Committee.
  • IADC: Active member of Drug, Device and Biotechnology, Class Action and Multiparty Litigation, Product Liability, Business Litigation and Membership Committees. 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association

 

Publications
  • Co-author, “Proportionality and Reasonableness: Using the 2015 FRCP Amendments to Rein in Discovery,” IADC’s Business Litigation Committee and Corporate Counsel Committee Joint Newsletter, April 2016.
  • Co-author, “Using the 2015 FRCP Amendments to Rein in Discovery,” Law360, April 2016.
  • Co-author, “Recent Developments in Medical Monitoring Case Law, 2013-2014,” IADC’s Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee Newsletter, March 2014.
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court Finds State Failure-to-Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Preempted,” June 2011.
  • Co-author, “Increased FDA Regulatory Action: The Current Landscape and Its Impact on Drug and Medical Device Litigation,” Pharmaceutical Law Update, Sedgwick, March 2011.
  • “Ashcroft v. Iqbal: Another Legislative Attack — The Open Access to the Courts Act of 2009,” Issue Tracker, Sedgwick, December 2009.
  • Co-author, “NJ Supreme Court Dismisses Vioxx Medical Monitoring Claims in Putative Class Action,” News Flash, Sedgwick, June 2008.
  • Co-author, “NJ Supreme Court Overturns Third-Party Payor Class Certification in Consumer Fraud Action,” News Flash, Sedgwick, September 2007.
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Lobbying the Gatekeeper: Leveraging Efficiency To Promote Meaningful Judicial Economy In Mass Torts," The Network of Trial Law Firms, Products Liability Super Course, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 21, 2018.
  • Speaker, "Expert Witnesses: Laying The Foundation For Impeachment During Deposition," National Business Institute, Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 2018.
  • Moderator, “Cybersecurity Challenges and How to Address Them," CLE Presentation at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Princeton, NJ, August 2016.
  • Speaker, “Alternative Fee Arrangements and Value Based Billing,” IADC Annual Meeting in Maui, HI, July 2013.
  • Conference Chair and Panel Speaker, “Turn and Face the Strange: Focus on What Matters,” IADC FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference, May 2015.
  • Moderator, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Management, Growth and Survival Strategies for Today’s Multidimensional Law Firms,” IADC FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2013.
  • Panelist, “Cloud Computing — 101,” e-Discovery Seminar, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Newark, NJ, January 2012.
  • Moderator, “The Concurrent Defense of Civil Actions and FDA Regulatory Action,” ABA Conference — Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation at Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, November 2010.
  • Panelist, “Records Retention and the Preservation of Information (Legal Duties, Best Practices and Incentives for Corporate America in the e-Discovery Age),” e-Discovery Seminar, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Newark, NJ, July 2010.
  • Speaker, “The Choice of Law Problem (the Conflicts Run Deep),” Class Action Task Force CLE Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 2008.

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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court (D. N.J)
  • U.S. District Court (E.D. Pa.)
  • U.S. District Court (E.D. N.Y.)
  • U.S. District Court (S.D. N.Y.)

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, J.D. 1993
  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA, B.A., 1987

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146