Theodore V. Mayer

Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Theodore V. Mayer

Theodore V. Mayer

Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Biography

Theodore V.H. Mayer is Managing Partner of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and its Compensation Committee. He formerly chaired the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on product liability and on complex litigation generally.

Mr. Mayer’s product liability work has included leading successful defense efforts in many of the largest and most complex tort litigations in the US over the past three decades as well as in many individual cases. He has coordinated the national defense of several major pharmaceutical litigation and has led teams defending manufacturers of vaccines, blood products, automobiles, asbestos-containing products, toys, and many other products. Chambers USA has consistently recognized Mr. Mayer as one of the leading product liability defense lawyers in the United States. Outside the products area, Mr. Mayer’s experience includes trials, appeals, and coordination of commercial, professional liability, and insurance litigation.

Mr. Mayer has chaired the Product Liability Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has served on the Association’s Judiciary Committee and Committee on Professional Responsibility. He has lectured and published on topics relating to product liability, class actions and professional ethics. He is the author with Robb Patryk of the treatise Product Liability, published by Law Journal Press.

Recognition

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Recognized by the Legal 500 USA as one of the top product liability and mass tort defense lawyers (pharmaceuticals and medical devices).

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Named the Best Lawyer for Product Liability Defense in New York City for 2014 in current edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Recommended in Benchmark: Litigation as a National Products Liability Litigation Star.

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Ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading Products Liability lawyers in the United States.

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Named a BTI Client Service All-Star based on a nominations of clients, in a survey of over 300 in-house corporate counsel, for delivering “the absolute best in client service.” (2011, 2013) ?

Court Admissions

* ?United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
* United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

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Career Highlights

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

2

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1977

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.A., magna cum laude
Class of 1974

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its services include corporate governance, M&A, capital markets, private equity, equipment finance & banking legal services. The company was founded by Charles Evan Hughes in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

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Member, Executive Committee
Current

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its services include corporate governance, M&A, capital markets, private equity, equipment finance & banking legal services. The company was founded by Charles Evan Hughes in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chair, Product Liability Committee
Prior

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2009

Established in the summer of 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that receives charitable contributions from individuals, law firms, corporations or other entities and provides grants to further its goals of promoting and advancing the following: • Service to the public • Improvements in the administration of justice • Legal research and education • High standards of professional ethics • Public understanding of legal heritage The Foundation makes grants to financially support law-related programs of legal services organizations, nonprofits, bar associations and other organizations throughout New York State. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors that includes distinguished lawyers from across the State of New York including five officers, 25 directors and 2 ex officio directors (the Chair and Vice Chair of The Fellows of The New York Bar Foundation). The Foundation membership consists of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association.

$10K - $25K
2005

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Political Donations
$500
2018

Representative at Office of the Representative from New York's 4th District, Kathleen Rice

$500
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from Illinois' 8th District, Raja Krishnamoorthi

$2,700
2016
Awards & Honors
1989
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
1978
Admitted to the New York Bar
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