Liza M. Walsh Receives the Prestigious James J. McLaughlin Award
NEWARK, N.J., February 22, 2019 – Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP announced that Partner Liza M. Walsh was presented with the 2019 James J. McLaughlin Award by the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association on February 21.
Named in honor of its first recipient, the James J. McLaughlin Award is presented each year to individuals demonstrating civility, legal competence and professionalism in the practice of civil trial law. In addition to Walsh, this year’s recipients included the Honorable Marc M. Baldwin, J.S.C. (ret.) and William H. Mergner Jr., Esq., of Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni PA.
“I would like to thank my clients who place their trust in me to represent them. This award is quite an honor and I congratulate my fellow recipients,” said Walsh, co-founder and managing partner of Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP. “I have been blessed with an incredible career of over 30 years defending businesses in some of the largest and most complex commercial litigation in New Jersey.”
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, she has defended major pharmaceutical companies in significant patent litigation and acted as liaison counsel to groups of defendants in multi-party litigation. Walsh 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 growing demand for more female representation in the field. She 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.