Martin J. Healy

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Overview

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.

Recognition

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  • “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell in the fields of Product Liability, Litigation and Torts.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.

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)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Defeating a Products Claim Based on the Absence of a Safer Alternative Design," Webinar Co-Presenter, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) , 12/08/2021
  • "2021 Life Sciences Compliance Outlook," Porzio Life Sciences, Webinar, 3/16/2021
  • "State of the Industry – Drug Pricing Transparency Landscape Address," 6th Edition Drug Pricing Transparency, 11/16/2020
  • "Cyber-Security: Incident Response Tabletop Workshop," New Jersey Association of School Administrators Education Research Foundation, Techspo '19 Conference, 2/01/2019
  • "Lobbying the Gatekeeper: Leveraging Efficiency To Promote Meaningful Judicial Economy In Mass Torts," The Network of Trial Law Firms, Products Liability Super Course, 9/21/2018
  • "Expert Witnesses: Laying The Foundation For Impeachment During Deposition," National Business Institute, 5/23/2018
  • "Cybersecurity Challenges and How to Address Them," Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 8/01/2016