Kate Mullaley has a range of experience in complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on mass torts and product liability actions. She has represented clients in federal and state courts around the country and has managed trial teams for several high-profile cases.
Ms. Mullaley has extensive experience working on various aspects of trial preparedness, including handling a variety of work in pretrial discovery, developing case themes, examining expert and fact witnesses at trial, preparing key witnesses for deposition and trial, taking and defending expert depositions, and drafting direct and cross-examination outlines for expert and fact witnesses, as well as crafting opening statements and closing arguments.
Notably, she was a member of a trial team that secured a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon following a multi-week jury trial in a case seeking millions of dollars in damages for alleged personal injuries resulting from the use of two of the companies’ pelvic mesh medical devices. Ms. Mullaley also was a member of a trial team that secured three consecutive defense jury verdicts for Johnson & Johnson following multi-week trials in notoriously plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions where the plaintiffs sought billions of dollars in damages for alleged personal injuries resulting from their use of the company’s baby powder.
Ms. Mullaley devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono work and recently secured political asylum for a client in an immigration matter.