Liza M. Walsh

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Biography

Liza M. Walsh is a highly sought-after litigator with experience representing some of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies. She focuses her practice on federal and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property, antitrust and class action defense matters. In her more than 30 years of experience, Liza has defended major pharmaceutical companies in significant patent litigation and acted as liaison counsel to groups of defendants in multi-party litigation. She has more than 150 published decisions and represents clients from a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, health and title insurance, financial services, life sciences, technology, and other service and product industries. She has also served as an arbitrator in major commercial proceedings, amid a growing demand for more female representation in the field. Liza is also counsel to Senator Torricelli in his capacity as the Special Master in the enforcement of the largest court-ordered environmental cleanup in the country, involving CERCLA, RCRA, and other state and federal regulations and addressing soil, groundwater, and sediment contamination.

Liza has been named to the New Jersey Law Journal “Top Women in Law” and a New Jersey Trial Attorney Honoree for 2016. She has also been named to “Best Lawyers in America” for Commercial Litigation, Patent Law and ERISA Litigation in 2016, following similar recognition for nine prior consecutive years. Most recently, she was honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey as one of the 2016 “Women of Achievement.” NJBIZ also selected Ms. Walsh as “Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey” and “New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business.” Other honors and credits include “New Jersey Super Lawyers” for eight years, “New York’s Best Lawyers” and “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law” by New York Magazine. A graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, she received the school’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 2012.

Before founding Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, Liza led the litigation practice that was named “Intellectual Property Litigation Group of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2014. At the start of her legal career, she served clerkships for the Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, from 1985 to 1986, and for Hon. Charles Harrington, J.S.C. of the New Jersey Superior Court, from 1984 to 1985. An active community advocate, Liza is a member of the Board of the US-Asia Institute, the New Jersey Ballet, and the District Court Historical Society and serves on the Finance Committee for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

Clerk to Clarkson S. Fisher, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, September 1985 to August of 1986. Clerk to Judge Charles J. Harrington, New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Hudson County, September 1984 to August of 1985. Member, Board of Directors, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Bally Total Fitness Corporation, 1996-2003. Trustee, Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. Trustee, New Jersey District Court Historical Society. Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Member, Finance Committee, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Member, Board of Directors of the New Jersey Ballet.

American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Business & Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-792-8432  Phone
973-757-1101  Phone
www.walsh.law
www.thewalshfirm.com
University Attended:
Manhattan College, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University Law School, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, New Jersey; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Essex County Bar Association
The Federal Circuit Bar Association
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Reported Cases:
Eisai Inc. v. sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128429 (D.N.J. Nov. 7, 2011); Eisai Inc. v. sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128430 (D.N.J. Nov. 7, 2011); Eisai Inc. v. sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128447 (D.N.J. Nov. 7, 2011); Pension Trust Fund for Operating Eng'r v. Mortgage Asset Securitization Trans., Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114090 (D.N.J. Sept. 29, 2011); Ass'n of N.J. Chiropractors v. Aetna, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67718 (D.N.J. June 20, 2011); Ass'n of N.J. Chiropractors v. Aetna, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67718 (D.N.J. June 17, 2011); TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Props. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59095 (D.N.J. June 1, 2011);Pieczenik v. Abbott Labs., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29790 (D.N.J. Mar. 23, 2011); 1200 Grand Street Condo. Assoc. v. Tarragon Corp., 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 1001 (Bankr. D.N.J. Mar. 18, 2011); Aventis Pharm., Inc. v. Impax Labs., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2858 (D.N.J. Jan. 11, 2011); Aventis Pharm., Inc. v. Impax Labs., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3824 (D.N.J. Jan. 13, 2011); United States ex rel. Piacentile v. Sanofi Synthelabo, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137895 (D.N.J. Dec. 31, 2010); Wyeth v. Orgenus Pharma, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111004 (D.N.J. Oct. 19, 2010); 1200 Grand Street Condo. Assoc. v. Tarragon Corp., 2010 Bankr. LEXIS 3515 (Bankr. D.N.J. Oct. 1, 2010);Skolnick v. Tarragon Corp., 2010 Bankr. LEXIS 6290 (Bankr. D.N.J. Sept. 27, 2010); Eisai Inc. v. sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94460 (D.N.J. Sept. 20, 2010); In re Ins. Brokerage Antitrust Litig., 618 F.3d 300 (3d Cir. 2010); LLDV, L.P. v. Dinicola, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82078 (D.N.J. Aug. 12, 2010); Eisai Inc. v. sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82291 (D.N.J. Aug. 10, 2010); In re N.J. Title Ins. Litig., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67273 (D.N.J. July 6, 2010); Bauer v. Prudential Fin., Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64384 (D.N.J. June 29, 2010); Albany Molecular Research, Inc. v. Dr. Reddy's Labs., Ltd., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59236 (D.N.J. June 14, 2010); Nelson v. Xacta 3000 Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47128 (D.N.J. May 12, 2010); Schering Corp. v. Glenmark Pharms., Inc. USA, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38382 (D.N.J. Apr. 19, 2010); Fritzky v. Aetna Health, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27730 (D.N.J. Mar. 24, 2010); In re Ins. Brokerage Antitrust Litig., 374 Fed. App'x 263 (3d Cir. 2010); In re Title Ins. Litig., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80582 (D.N.J. Oct. 5, 2009); Novo Nordisk v. sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62657 (D.N.J. July 22, 2009); Schatz-Bernstein v. Keystone Food Prods., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34700 (D.N.J. Apr. 17, 2009); Devito v. Aetna, Inc., 536 F. Supp. 2d 523 (D.N.J. 2008); Novo Nordisk v. sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12342 (D.N.J. Feb. 19, 2008); Appaloosa Inv., L.P.I. v. J.P. Morgan Sec., Inc., 398 N.J. Super. 52, 939 A.2d 257 (App. Div. 2008); Broadcom Corp. v. Qualcomm Inc., 501 F.3d 297 (3d Cir. 2007); Aventis Pharm., Inc. v. Barr Lab., Inc., 411 F. Supp. 2d 490 (D.N.J. 2006); In re Aventis Pharm., Inc., 372 F. Supp. 2d 430 (D.N.J. 2005); MOSAID Tech. Inc. v. Samsung Elec. Co., 362 F. Supp. 2d 526 (D.N.J. 2004); MOSAID Tech. Inc. v. Samsung Elec. Co., 348 F. Supp. 2d 595 (D.N.J. 2004); Di Giorgio Corp. v. Mendez and Co., 230 F. Supp. 2d 552 (D.N.J. 2002); Bio-Tech. Gen. Corp. v. Duramed Pharm., Inc., 174 F. Supp. 2d 229 (D.N.J. 2001); Biovail Corp. Int'l v. Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, 49 F. Supp. 2d 750 (D.N.J. 1999); Eli Lilly and Co. v. Roussell Corp., 23 F. Supp. 2d 460 (D.N.J. 1998); Bryant v. N.J. Dept. of Transp., 1 F. Supp. 2d 426 (D.N.J. 1998); Bryant v. N.J. Dept. of Transp., 998 F. Supp. 438 (D.N.J. 1998).
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