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Morty Dubin is a first chair trial lawyer known for developing innovative and successful trial defenses for clients in high stakes product liability matters.  He has tried and won cases for The Dow Chemical Company, Johnson & Johnson and others throughout the most difficult jurisdictions in the United States.  In recognition of his success and standards of practice, Morty has been elected by his peers into the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Morty has been ranked nationally for Products Liability & Mass Torts by Chambers USA, which recognized him as “an experienced mass torts litigator with a particular strength in asbestos related matters.” Clients interviewed by Chambers noted that he is “one of the top trial lawyers for our company” and “one of the best defense lawyers in the country in terms of mass torts.”  He has also been selected by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States and by corporate counsel as a BTI “Client Service All Star.”

In addition to his product liability work, Morty also has experience with a broad range of other subject areas, including securities fraud and accountant liability work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude

B.A., Columbia University

California

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Judicial Clerk, Hon. Sidney Fitzwater, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

New York State Bar Association

Member of American College of Trial Lawyers

Chambers Ranked Product Liability Litigation

Recognized as a “Client Service All-Star”


BTI Consulting Group

Trial victory awarded “Top Defense Verdict”


Daily Journal, 2017

Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Lawyers in 2020


Benchmark Litigation, 2020

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Recognition

Member of American College of Trial Lawyers

Chambers Ranked Product Liability Litigation

Recognized as a “Client Service All-Star”


BTI Consulting Group

Trial victory awarded “Top Defense Verdict”


Daily Journal, 2017

Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Lawyers in 2020


Benchmark Litigation, 2020

Matters

National counsel for Johnson & Johnson in cases involving alleged asbestos contamination of its talcum powder products. Morty has secured multiple trial victories for Johnson & Johnson in jurisdictions nationwide, including a defense verdict in the company's first trial alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma. Morty also represents Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical claims alleging that Elmiron®, a medication for treatment of interstitial cystitis, is associated with development of eye disease.

Morty is also national counsel for The Dow Chemical Company's subsidiary Union Carbide in its asbestos litigation. Morty has been responsible for the development and coordination of national trial strategy and supervision of trials throughout the United States. For several decades, he has also served as trial counsel for the corporation's most challenging cases. Morty has also represented The Dow Chemical Company in a variety of product, environmental and commercial liability matters, including the defense of groundwater contamination claims brought by the Suffolk County Water Authority, as well as individual cases arising from alleged exposures to TCE/TCA, MDI, vinyl chloride and hydrogen chloride.

Trial counsel for Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Massachusetts state court. Tekmira alleged that Alnylam had misappropriated Tekmira's secret RNAi delivery and manufacturing technology, including by applying for patents on technology developed by Tekmira and by passing off Tekmira's technology as its own.

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National counsel for Johnson & Johnson in cases involving alleged asbestos contamination of its talcum powder products. Morty has secured multiple trial victories for Johnson & Johnson in jurisdictions nationwide, including a defense verdict in the company's first trial alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma. Morty also represents Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical claims alleging that Elmiron®, a medication for treatment of interstitial cystitis, is associated with development of eye disease.

Morty is also national counsel for The Dow Chemical Company's subsidiary Union Carbide in its asbestos litigation. Morty has been responsible for the development and coordination of national trial strategy and supervision of trials throughout the United States. For several decades, he has also served as trial counsel for the corporation's most challenging cases. Morty has also represented The Dow Chemical Company in a variety of product, environmental and commercial liability matters, including the defense of groundwater contamination claims brought by the Suffolk County Water Authority, as well as individual cases arising from alleged exposures to TCE/TCA, MDI, vinyl chloride and hydrogen chloride.

Trial counsel for Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Massachusetts state court. Tekmira alleged that Alnylam had misappropriated Tekmira's secret RNAi delivery and manufacturing technology, including by applying for patents on technology developed by Tekmira and by passing off Tekmira's technology as its own.

Trial counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Serino v. Lipper (New York Supreme Court), which centered upon allegations of accounting malpractice.

Trial counsel for Deloitte & Touche LLP in an action brought in Connecticut by the insurer of Conning Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Conning & Company.

Trial counsel for Brooklyn In Touch in an employment action involving allegations of discrimination and breach of contract.

Matters

National counsel for Johnson & Johnson in cases involving alleged asbestos contamination of its talcum powder products. Morty has secured multiple trial victories for Johnson & Johnson in jurisdictions nationwide, including a defense verdict in the company's first trial alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma. Morty also represents Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical claims alleging that Elmiron®, a medication for treatment of interstitial cystitis, is associated with development of eye disease.

Morty is also national counsel for The Dow Chemical Company's subsidiary Union Carbide in its asbestos litigation. Morty has been responsible for the development and coordination of national trial strategy and supervision of trials throughout the United States. For several decades, he has also served as trial counsel for the corporation's most challenging cases. Morty has also represented The Dow Chemical Company in a variety of product, environmental and commercial liability matters, including the defense of groundwater contamination claims brought by the Suffolk County Water Authority, as well as individual cases arising from alleged exposures to TCE/TCA, MDI, vinyl chloride and hydrogen chloride.

Trial counsel for Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Massachusetts state court. Tekmira alleged that Alnylam had misappropriated Tekmira's secret RNAi delivery and manufacturing technology, including by applying for patents on technology developed by Tekmira and by passing off Tekmira's technology as its own.

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National counsel for Johnson & Johnson in cases involving alleged asbestos contamination of its talcum powder products. Morty has secured multiple trial victories for Johnson & Johnson in jurisdictions nationwide, including a defense verdict in the company's first trial alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma. Morty also represents Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical claims alleging that Elmiron®, a medication for treatment of interstitial cystitis, is associated with development of eye disease.

Morty is also national counsel for The Dow Chemical Company's subsidiary Union Carbide in its asbestos litigation. Morty has been responsible for the development and coordination of national trial strategy and supervision of trials throughout the United States. For several decades, he has also served as trial counsel for the corporation's most challenging cases. Morty has also represented The Dow Chemical Company in a variety of product, environmental and commercial liability matters, including the defense of groundwater contamination claims brought by the Suffolk County Water Authority, as well as individual cases arising from alleged exposures to TCE/TCA, MDI, vinyl chloride and hydrogen chloride.

Trial counsel for Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Massachusetts state court. Tekmira alleged that Alnylam had misappropriated Tekmira's secret RNAi delivery and manufacturing technology, including by applying for patents on technology developed by Tekmira and by passing off Tekmira's technology as its own.

Trial counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Serino v. Lipper (New York Supreme Court), which centered upon allegations of accounting malpractice.

Trial counsel for Deloitte & Touche LLP in an action brought in Connecticut by the insurer of Conning Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Conning & Company.

Trial counsel for Brooklyn In Touch in an employment action involving allegations of discrimination and breach of contract.

Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude

B.A., Columbia University

California

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Judicial Clerk, Hon. Sidney Fitzwater, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

New York State Bar Association

Member of American College of Trial Lawyers

Chambers Ranked Product Liability Litigation

Recognized as a “Client Service All-Star”


BTI Consulting Group

Trial victory awarded “Top Defense Verdict”


Daily Journal, 2017

Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Lawyers in 2020


Benchmark Litigation, 2020

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Recognition

Member of American College of Trial Lawyers

Chambers Ranked Product Liability Litigation

Recognized as a “Client Service All-Star”


BTI Consulting Group

Trial victory awarded “Top Defense Verdict”


Daily Journal, 2017

Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Lawyers in 2020


Benchmark Litigation, 2020