Michael Zogby

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Professional Biography

Multinational clients turn to trial attorney Michael C. Zogby to litigate and manage risk related to aggregated proceedings, product liability risks, and mass tort claims. Mike is an advocate for clients in the life sciences industry, and he also counsels clients in commercial and consumer disputes, class actions, intellectual property and antitrust challenges, and trade secret violations.

Mike serves as partner-in-charge of Barnes & Thornburg’s New Jersey and Philadelphia offices and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Trials & Global Disputes practice group. He is also Co-Chair of the BTMENA talent resource group, which provides mentoring, learning and development opportunities for the firm’s Middle Eastern and North African attorneys, staff and allies. Mike represents major pharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences, biotechnology, consumer products, manufacturing and chemical companies in product liability, mass tort, toxic tort, environmental litigation, and business disputes alleging negligence, failure to warn, strict liability, design and manufacturing defects, fraud, consumer protection, breach of warranty, wrongful death, antitrust, intellectual property, E-Discovery, punitive damages, and trade secrets challenges.

He has received national rankings in Chambers and Partners for Products Liability and Mass Tort USA Nationwide and included as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500, where clients recognized Mike’s “business savvy” approach and knowing “what clients want and how they want to see it.” 

Chambers USA 2022 states that Mike “knows the law and the field very well” and “is very thorough and good at anticipating issues. He is also particularly diligent and able.” In previous editions, Chambers USA noted, “His attention to detail is great, and he's well respected by peers and the court" and “He is outstanding, and has a great skill set.” In addition, his ranking stated: “He is perhaps one of the most diligent people I have ever met. He is responsive, very client-focused, very intelligent and practical – a really nice lawyer to partner with.” “He is extremely organized, extremely technical and just a great guy – someone who as a company you are proud to put before a judge.”

As trial counsel, Mike works diligently with scientists and other experts to develop persuasive defense arguments for complex litigation. In addition, Mike counsels clients in the U.S., Asia, and Europe on a variety of privacy, security, and e-discovery issues. He coordinates cross-border trial issues and discovery involving multidistrict litigation in highly regulated industries. 

Notably, Mike has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in intellectual property and antitrust litigation representing life sciences, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturers in patent infringement, false marking, trade secret, and Robinson-Patman act proceedings. 

Mike is a past chair of the product liability and mass tort and pharmaceutical and life sciences groups at an AmLaw 100 firm, and past deputy chair of the product liability and mass tort group and chair of the health and life sciences industry litigation team at an AmLaw 50 firm. He chaired the marketing, labeling, and advertising team, the New Jersey mentorship committee, served as a diversity committee sponsor, and worked as a steering committee member on the global Japanese engagement team.

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