Arthur Garrett is co-chair of Keller and Heckman's national litigation practice, along with Robert S. Niemann. He also serves as the Firm's General Counsel.
Mr. Garrett's litigation practice focuses on insurance recovery with an emphasis on the representation of food industry policyholders. His trial experience has taken him all over the United States to try cases in state and federal courts and mediate/arbitrate disputes on behalf of corporations and trade associations. Mr. Garrett was recently trial counsel in a breach of warranty/patent infringement action that was selected as a Top 10 Defense verdict in the State of California.
Mr. Garrett currently serves as Vice Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA's Tort and Insurance Practice Section. In addition to litigation, he specializes in advising food companies on their liability insurance programs (including GL, D&O, E&O, Excess/Umbrella and specialized recall policies) and first-party property policies (including open cargo marine insurance). In such matters, Mr. Garrett provides advice on the appropriate insurance coverage and the rights of corporate and trade association policyholders in the event of a loss and in disputes with their insurance carriers. He also provides advice on appropriate risk transfer mechanisms (including insurance and indemnity) in commercial transactions.
Litigation matters (other than food recall situations) that Mr. Garrett has handled include the representation of:
•Drug distributor in nationwide product liability litigation;
•Major food manufacturer in Superfund litigation in federal and state courts;
•Numerous Fortune 500 exporters to obtain seven-figure refunds of Harbor Maintenance Taxes;
•Trade association in nation-wide vinyl chloride monomer toxic tort suits;
•Major food manufacturer in transportation litigation in Baltimore, Maryland;
•Drug manufacturer in patent infringement litigation in Puerto Rico;
•Scientific products manufacturer in trade secrets case in Charlotte, North Carolina;
•Trade association in constitutional takings case in Washington, DC;
•Trade association in transportation undercharge cases in Jacksonville, Florida;
•Trade association in Cable Act litigation in Washington, DC;
•Pet food manufacturer in false advertising case in San Francisco, California; and
•Numerous companies and trade associations involved in disputes at the FCC, OSHA, the STB (former ICC), and the GAO.
Feb 25, 2016 Arthur Garrett to Present A Practical Guide to Recovery for Product Contamination Incidents
Feb 19, 2016 Arthur Garrett to Speak at the 24th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program
Apr 26, 2013 Arthur Garrett to Present a Webinar for Compliance Online
Dec 08, 2011 The California Appellate Court Affirms Tokyo Electron Limited Victory
Jan 28, 2011 Daily Journal Names Tokyo Electron Ltd. Victory Top Defense Verdict of 2010
Mar 02, 2010 Keller and Heckman Secures Complete Victory for Tokyo Electron Limited after Eight-Year Legal Battle
Mar 02, 2010 Keller and Heckman LLP Secures Complete Victory for Tokyo Electron Limited after Eight-Year Legal Battle
Mar 29, 2016 Webinar: Know Your Food Suppliers - New FSMA Responsibility, Liability, and Insurance
Jun 09, 2015 Webinar: Defending Your Supply Chain: Issues in Food Authenticity and Insurance
Mar 31, 2016 Trial Court Dismissed Suit Alleging Deceptive Practices in Use of Non-GMO Claims
Feb 23, 2016 And You Thought the Recall Was Hard Enough; Wait Till You Get the Grand Jury Subpeona
Nov 18, 2015 Food Court Report: Food Recall Insurance - A Case Study
Jan 06, 2015 Food Court Report: Judge Fails to Find Ascertainable Class Members, Predominance, or Adequate Representation in Labeling Suit against Skinnygirl Cocktails, LLC
Nov 12, 2014 FOOD COURT REPORT: Food Manufacturer Defeats Class Certification in Labeling Claim Because Putative Class Lacked Ascertainability
Oct 22, 2014 Food Safety Audit Firms May be Held Liable for Consumer Injuries Resulting from Negligent Inspections
Jul 19, 2013 Failure to Strictly Comply with FDA Regulations May Get You Sued