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A distinguished counselor and litigator, Raymond Biagini has risen to national prominence in a number of high-profile tort cases, defending commercial and government contractors in:

  • "Contractor on the Battlefield" tort litigation;
  • the Exxon Valdez litigation;
  • the Cell Phone Radiation Hazards lawsuits;
  • the "Fen-Phen" litigation;
  • the nationwide Repetitive Stress Injury suits;
  • claims arising out of "friendly fire" accidents during Operation Desert Storm; and
  • "war crimes" allegations filed against manufacturers of military weapons systems sold to Israel.
  • Mr. Biagini has guided many clients through the confidential SAFETY Act application process administered by DHS and secured SAFETY Act protection for a range of technologies, including:
    • URS’s threat and vulnerability assessment protocols;
    • Raytheon’s secure borders anti-terror program for the United Kingdom; and
    • A major multinational conglomerate’s airport baggage handling system. 
  • Kellogg Brown & Root: Served as National Counsel for KBR’s “Contractor on the Battlefield” tort suits arising out of Operation Iraqi Freedom and KBR’s contracts with the Department of Defense to provide logistical support for the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Lockheed Martin, Teledyne, SAIC, Unisys, BAE SYSTEMS: Provided product liability prevention counseling relating to the launch of "anti-terror" products/services to the government and commercial markets.
  • Philips Electronics North America: Served as national coordinating counsel for all cases regarding cell phone suits which allege that plaintiffs suffered biological injury, including brain cancer, from the radio frequency radiation emitted from cell phones.
  • Hughes Aircraft: Defended missile manufacturer against wrongful death allegations arising out of an explosion in the first "friendly fire" lawsuit emerging out of Desert Storm.
  • Unisys: Represented company in environmental insurance claims which exceeded more than $100 million in environmental remediation’s costs from its former insurers. Also, represented company in mass tort repetitive stress injury cases. Finally, defended the company as the manufacturer of the steering system in a multi-billion dollar oil spill suit on the Exxon Valdez.
  • Eon Labs Manufacturing, Inc.: Served as national coordinating counsel for this manufacturer of diet drugs in the mass tort "fen/phen" litigation involving more than 6,000 cases.  Representation includes national coordination of expert and scientific discovery in federal multi-district litigation and 46 states
  • General Dynamics, Raytheon, Johns Hopkins APL, Unisys, FMC: Defended these military contractors in a multiple party arrangement in lawsuits arising out of the USS Stark incident in the Persian Gulf where 46 Navy sailors were killed after an attack by Iraqi fighter aircraft and the USS Vincennes shootdown of the Iranian Airbus in the Persian Gulf, killing 290 Iranian civilians.
  • Teledyne: Defended this company in a wrongful death action in federal court in Puerto Rico arising out of an explosion that occurred during a refueling of a Navy drone aircraft.
  • Lockheed Martin: Successfully resolved wrongful death/federal court lawsuit involving crash of F-22 fighter aircraft during training exercise in Alaska.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Cyber Leadership Council
  • American Bar Association (Insurance and Indemnification Committee of the Public Contract Law Section
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Chambers USA, Government Contracts (2012-2020)
  • Law360Government Contracts MVP (2015, 2017) 
  • Legal 500 US, Government Contracts (2016-2017) 
  • Legal 500 US, Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Action (2016-2017)
  • Legal 500 US, Cyber Law (2016)
  • The Washington Business Journal, Finalist in its "Top Washington Lawyers" for Government Contracts (2007)