Raymond B. Biagini

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Raymond B. Biagini

Raymond B. Biagini

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

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 is widely recognized for his expertise in defending “contractors on the battlefield” in tort litigation, and he has established ground-breaking legal principles at the federal appellate level which immunize defense contractors from tort liability arising out of combatant scenarios.

Mr. Biagini also has an extensive product liability prevention practice, counseling companies on mechanisms for reducing their tort exposure for products and services sold to government and commercial entities. He is significantly involved in counseling companies selling "homeland security" products and services, such as chemical/biological detection devices, perimeter security systems, biometric identity products, and airport security systems. Mr. Biagini conceptualized and authored key provisions of the SAFETY Act, a new federal statute that is part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The SAFETY Act protects companies from tort lawsuits arising out of the sale of homeland security products and services.

Mr. Biagini has represented some of the world's largest aerospace, defense and pharmaceutical companies, including Kellogg Brown & Root, Lockheed Martin, BAE SYSTEMS, Boeing, Textron, SAIC, Teledyne, Eon Labs, Unisys, and Philips Electronics. He is a frequent public speaker on risk mitigation techniques.

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

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Raymond B. Biagini
Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1979

In the practice of law, the same ethical standards must be met whether you are a graduate of Notre Dame or any other university. So, what is it that makes our graduates unique? We believe it can be found in our ultimate goal. Beyond striving for professional achievement, a Notre Dame lawyer fundamentally acts in service to others. Our approach seeks to do more than train students in a profession; it seeks to help them discover their lives as a vocation. A different kind of lawyer is one who realizes the practice of law is not an end in itself. It’s the beginning of a new, highly specialized way of giving back.

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1976

The University of Notre Dame’s endowment provides nearly $100 million in financial aid annually to help students pay for college. Less than a generation ago, in 1990, the number was around $5 million. They’ve been able to keep pace with the rapidly growing financial needs of students, in part, by making smart investments in private equity.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The District of Columbia Bar is the second largest unified bar association in the United States. The D.C. Bar’s core functions, supported by member dues, are the registration of lawyers, operation of a lawyer disciplinary system, maintenance of a Clients’ Security Fund, and certain other administrative operations. Many of the important educational and public service programs carried out by the Bar are made possible by voluntary contributions, user fees, and other nondues sources of income. The Bar is governed by a Board of Governors composed of 20 lawyers selected by the active membership and three members of the public appointed by the Bar itself as nonvoting members.

Career History
Partner
2015 - Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Partner
Prior - 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm. The firm represents clients in the areas of complex litigation, corporate law, energy, environment, family wealth, finance, government contracts, health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, public policy, real estate, and technology. The firm supports charitable organizations through pro bono legal services, volunteer and community service efforts, and the MLA Foundation.

Vice Chairman
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Prior
Co-Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm. The firm represents clients in the areas of complex litigation, corporate law, energy, environment, family wealth, finance, government contracts, health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, public policy, real estate, and technology. The firm supports charitable organizations through pro bono legal services, volunteer and community service efforts, and the MLA Foundation.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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