Michael D. Shalhoub: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Michael D. Shalhoub

White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Life Sciences
  • Health Care
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Business and Commercial
  • Toxic Torts
Contact InfoTelephone: 914.798.5471
Fax: 914.798.5401
University Fordham University, B.A., 1979
Law SchoolSt. John's Law School, J.D., 1982
Admitted1983, New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: National member of Board of Directors, 2005-2008; Medical Liability Committee (Steering Committee, Past Committee Chair, Public Relations Contact - East); Member, Annual Meeting Steering Committee, 2005-2008; Chair, Blockbusters/CLE Programming; Chair, Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee, 2003-2005; Co-Program Chair, 2002 Seminar Medical Liability and Health Law Committee, New Orleans; Member, Editorial Board, Daubert Compendium
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel: Chair, Product Liability Section; Vice-Chair, Management, Economics, and Technology Section; Faculty member, Litigation Management College; Past Chair, Drug, Device, and Biotechnology Section, 2005-2006; Past Vice Chair, Medical Malpractice Section; 2004 Nominating Committee; State Representative
•Litigation Counsel of America: fellow
•Former member, New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
•Vice President, Eastchester Bar Association
•Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Westchester Chapter
•Past Chair, Internet Coordinating Committee, New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
•Past Chair, Restatement Third Sub-Committee, Products Liability Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

BornColumbus, Georgia, September 10, 1957

Michael Shalhoub is a proven trial lawyer who focuses his practice on product liability defense for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. In his more than 30 years of experience, he has resolved more than 100 cases at the trial stage and achieved numerous defense verdicts. His experience includes cases involving product liability as well as medical malpractice, business and commercial disputes, insurance coverage, construction accidents, and general liability.

Mike is a Co-Chair of Goldberg Segalla's Life Sciences Practice Group and a nationally recognized authority on product liability defense, medical device litigation, and trial technique. He is the former Chair of the international Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel's Product Liability Section and their Drug, Medical Device, and Biotechnology Section. Mike is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the 22, 000-plus-member Defense Research Institute and a past Chair of DRI's Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee. He has written and lectured for national audiences on emerging trends in drug and medical device litigation, Daubert preclusion of scientific expert testimony, and other topics. He is the co-editor of Life Science Matters , Goldberg Segalla's blog covering the latest legal developments involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Mike brings to each matter exceptional scientific and technical understanding developed through his experience handling dozens of complex, high-exposure product liability cases across the country. He has defended manufacturers that span the full spectrum of health-related and personal care products, ranging from medical laser components, anesthesia machines, CPAP machines, eye care products, and joint implants to denture cream, hair care products, hospital and home care safety devices, and mobility aids. He is integrally involved in the firm's role as science counsel for a major product manufacturer in the dental adhesive cream federal multi-district litigation. Mike's recent work also includes defending a golf car manufacturer in personal injury cases involving rollover accidents.

Mike has been selected by his peers and clients for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers for a number of years, and he was named among the Top 25 Attorneys in Westchester County in Super Lawyers several times.


Best Lawyers in America 2007-2016 (Commercial Litigation)
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
New York Metro Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Top 25 in Westchester County (2008-2010, 2014)
Best Lawyers in New York
•Top Attorneys list in the New York Metro Area

Civic Activities

•Vice President, Ardsley Curling Club
•Former Board of Governors member, Leewood Golf Club
•Past Member, Board of Directors, Brant Lake Association
•Ethics Committee Chair, United States Curling Association


• Golf Car Manufacturer Prevails on Appeal in Multimillion-Dollar Product Liability Action
March 10, 2014
• Goldberg Segalla Successful for Medical Device Manufacturer in Product Liability and Negligence Case
December 12, 2011
• Goldberg Segalla Wins Summary Judgment for Laser Component Manufacturer in Product Liability Case
September 2, 2011


• The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Names Albert J. D Aquino, Sean P. Beiter Two Buffalo Lawyers of the Year, Lists Twenty Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
September 2, 2015
• Anita Hotchkiss and Michael D. Shalhoub Named Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America
October 2014
• Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists Eighteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 22, 2014
• Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2013
• Best Lawyers in America 2014 Names Thomas F. Segalla a Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year, ” Lists Fifteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 15, 2013
• Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Metro/Westchester New York Super Lawyers
October 2012
• Ten Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013
September 20, 2012
• Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 New York Super Lawyers - Westchester and Metro Editions
September 21, 2011
• Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition 2010
September 1, 2010


• Twenty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2014


• Life Science Matters
• Professional Liability Matters


•Editor and Contributor, Life Science Matters: druganddeviceblog.com
•Presenter, Doing Business in the United States, Tuscany Life Science Cluster, Florence, Italy June 2015
•Author/Presenter, Mobile Medical Apps and the FDA, Medmarc Medical Device Seminar, June 2015
•Presenter, “Experts: Knowing When and How to Use Them, ” FDCC Litigation Management College, June 2015 (Annually since 2012)
•Co-Author, “ 'Weight of the Evidence' Approach: A Backdoor Attempt to Undermine the Court's Daubert Gatekeeping Obligation, ” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, September 2014
•Featured in “And The Defense Wins, ” Defense Research Institute, May 28, 2014
•Co-Author, “Wireless Devices and Mobile Apps: FDA Speaks, ” Defense Research Institute Medlaw Update, February 28, 2014
•Quoted in “Medical App Guidance May as Well be Mandatory, ” Wall Street Journal Morning Risk Report, October 31, 2013
•Presenter, “Mobile Medical Apps: FDA Regulation and Products Liability Implications, ” Medmarc Webinar, October 23, 2013
•Co-Author, “FDA Guidance on Wireless Devices: What You Need To Know, ” Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry, September 30, 2013
•Presenter, “Social Media and Internet Liability Risks, ” FDCC Summer Meeting, July 2013
•Author, “FDA and Social Media Advertising, ” Paper Prepared for MEDMARC Medical Device Seminar, June 2012
•Chair, DRI Rainmaking Seminar, March 2012
•Presenter, “iPad Apps for the Law Practice, ” FDCC Summer Meeting, July 2011
•Presenter, “Efficient Case Handling, ” FDCC Summer Meeting, July 2010
• Quoted in “ Are You Twittering or Frittering? “ Property Casualty 360, February 2010
• Co-Author, “To Tweet or Not to Tweet, Understanding the Synergy Among Social Media, ” December 29, 2009
• Presenter, “Product Liability Case Law Update, ” DRI Products Liability Seminar, February 2008
• Interviewed in “Move to Crack Down on Expert Witnesses, ” National Law Journal, December 19, 2005
• Author and Presenter, “The Impact of HIPAA's Privacy Rules on the Discovery of Health Information, ” paper and materials for lecture at Winter Meeting of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel in March 2004, Hawaii
• Author and Moderator of Panel Discussion, “The Clients Speak: What They Need and Why They Need It, ” DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, March 2004, Nevada
• Author, “Post Trial Motions, ” chapter in text on the Trial of the Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2004
• Author and Presenter, “The Second Front: Strategies For Managing Insurance Coverage Issues, ” Roundtable Discussion at American Conference Institute's Drug & Medical Device Litigation Seminar, December 2003, New York
• Author, “Excluding Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Litigation, ” For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, October 2003
• Author, “Ephedra-Based Dietary Supplement Products and Issues For Product Sellers, ” MIM Reporter, October 2003
• Lecturer, “Ephedra Liability Issues for Product Sellers, ” Pharmacy Liability Sub-Committee of DRI's Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, March 2003, Nevada
• Co-Author, “Expert's Concept: Has It Been Subjected to Peer Review and Publication, ” chapter in Defense Research Institute Defense Library Series on Daubert issues, Fall 2002
• Author and Moderator, “Trends in Medical Device Litigation: 2002, ” MEDMARC/Puritan Bennet 15th Annual Medical Device Seminar, June 2002, British Columbia
• Presenter, “Protect Your Product From Plunder by Plaintiff's Attorneys, ” MedTech Insight Conference on Investment In Innovation, October 2001, New York
• Author, “Remedies Available - or Unavailable - When Product in Liability Action Has Been Spoliated, ” Products Liability Law & Strategy, August 2001
• Author and Presenter, “Trends in Medical Device Litigation: 2001, ” panel member discussion at MEDMARC/ Puritan Bennet 14th Annual Medical Device Seminar June, 2001, Nevada
• Author, “The Learned Intermediary Doctrine in the Age of Direct to Consumer Advertising, ” For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, March 2000
• Author, “When Products Liability Collides With Medical Malpractice: Dealing With Competing Interests, ” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2000
• Course materials and lecture at the Defense Research Institute's 1999 Annual Meeting on Combined Medical Malpractice and Medical Device Lawsuits, New York
• Author, “Where is the Product and What Do We Do Now?, ” Products Liability Law & Strategy, November 1998
• “Potential Waiver of Quality Assurance Privilege and Sentinel Event Reporting, ” For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, August 1998
• Lecturer and Course Materials, “The Use of the Internet in the Defense of Medical Device Products Liability Lawsuits, ” at MEDMARC/Puritan Bennet 11th Annual Medical Device Seminar, June 1998, New York
• Author, “Managed Care Liability and the Effect of ERISA Preemption, ” Defense Research Institute, Modern Health Care Defense Issues, Monograph 1997


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Michael D. Shalhoub

11 Martine Avenue, Suite 750
White PlainsNY 10606-1934


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