Michael C. Zogby is a trial lawyer whose clients trust him to handle a variety of complex, aggregate litigation, including products liability, medical device, life sciences, class action, consumer disputes, intellectual property, trade secrets, toxic tort, and multidistrict proceedings.
Mike also has significant experience counseling clients and coordinating cross-border discovery, privacy, information governance, cybersecurity, and data collections involving Asian and European companies.
Mike co-chairs the firm’s 60-attorney nationally ranked Products Liability and Mass Tort Group, as well as the firmwide Pharma and Life Sciences Group. He serves as a faculty member at the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law, an intensive hands-on trial advocacy training program for practicing attorneys and law students.
Mike is an elected trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and improve the civil and criminal justice system in New Jersey, providing its plaintiff and defense attorneys with a wide range of services, including legal education, leadership and advocacy on issues that affect the quality of life of lawyers, judges and litigants at the trial bar.
Mike is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC is an invitation-only, peer-reviewed organization founded in 1920 and comprised of leading corporate defense trial lawyers and in-house counsel from across the United States and more than 35 countries.
Mike was also elected to membership in the Trial Attorneys of America. This national organization of trial counsel, founded in 1969, is limited to 200 attorneys who devote a substantial portion of their practice to the defense of product liability litigation and to corporate counsel who work primarily in that area.
Mike was appointed to the Law360 Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board and the Law360Product Liability Advisory Board. He co-chairs the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Subcommittee of the ABA’s Mass Torts Litigation Committee, and he has served as a Master in the William J. Brennan, Jr.-Arthur Vanderbilt Inn of Court, as ethics investigator for the District V Attorney Ethics Committee, and on the New Jersey State Bar Equity Jurisprudence, Class Actions, and Antitrust Special Steering Committees.
Mike has been recognized as a “Top Litigator Under 40” and as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation. His articles have been published in The American Lawyer, The New Jersey Law Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, For the Defense, The Defense Counsel Journal, The National Law Journal, LegalTech News, Law360, ABA and DRI newsletters, and other industry publications.
Mike was elected as a Trustee for the Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF), which provides scholarships to deserving inner-city students, enabling them to go to private schools. TCSF raises approximately $1.5 million annually, and supports about 500 students who come from some of the most economically challenged families and communities in the tri-county area.
Mike helps organize the annual Lawyers for Tri-County Awards Dinner and has co-chaired and emceed the event, which honors members of the judiciary, members of the bar and in-house counsel for their generosity and contributions to society.
Mike joined the firm after serving as law clerk to the now-retired Hon. James D. Clyne, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, in Ocean County.
Mike’s trial and litigation experience includes the defense of major pharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences, and chemical companies in products liability, negligence, failure to warn, strict liability design and manufacturing defect, and wrongful death actions that involve prescription medications, over-the-counter products, orthopaedic implants, and other products before state and federal courts and in mass tort, class action, and multidistrict proceedings. He has a deep understanding of the issues facing multinational clients in aggregated litigations, including the challenges of coordinating United States and foreign mass tort and class action litigations, handling eDiscovery issues when data are stored in multiple countries with different privacy, GDPR, and preservation demands, addressing proportionality considerations, handling privilege protections, and partnering with business units to handle trial and discovery issues expediently and efficiently.
Mike has a broad range of trial and appellate experience, including the representation of pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement, Robinson-Patman Act, false marking, trade secret, intellectual property, and antitrust actions in federal courts and multidistrict proceedings.
- William & Mary Law School, J.D., Editor-in-Chief, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review
- St. Joseph’s University, B.A., Politics and Public Administration, cum laude
Bar Admissions : District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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