Raymond B. Biagini

Raymond B. Biagini

Partner - Washington, DC
rbiagini@mckennalong.com
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1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
TEL: 202.496.7687
FAX: 202.496.7756
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Experience

A distinguished counselor and litigator, Raymond B. Biagini is a leader of the Product Liability defense practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge. He has risen to national prominence in a number of high profile tort cases, defending commercial and government contractors in the Exxon Valdez litigation; the Cell Phone Radiation Hazards lawsuits; the "Fen-Phen" litigation; the nationwide Repetitive Stress Injury suits; claims arising out of "friendly fire" accidents during Operation Desert Storm; and "war crimes" allegations filed against manufacturers of military weapons systems sold to Israel. Mr. Biagini is also widely recognized for his expertise in defending “contractors on the battlefield” in tort litigation, and has established ground-breaking legal principles at the federal appellate level which immunize defense contractors from tort liability arising out of combatant scenarios.

Mr. Biagini also has an extensive product liability prevention practice, counseling companies on mechanisms for reducing their tort exposure for products/services sold to government and commercial entities. He is significantly involved in providing such counseling to companies selling "homeland security" products and services, such as chemical/biological detection devices; perimeter security systems; biometric identity products; and airport security systems. Mr. Biagini conceptualized and authored key provisions of the SAFETY Act, a new federal statute that is part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The SAFETY Act protects companies from tort lawsuits arising out of the sale of homeland security products and services.

In addition to his role as a litigator, Mr. Biagini was a past member of the Firm's Board of Directors and previously served as the Co-Vice Chairman of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP from 2002-2003. He was responsible for implementing MLA's long range growth and positioning strategy in the marketplace. Prior to the merger, Mr. Biagini held several leadership positions at McKenna & Cuneo including that of Vice Chairman and a member of the Management Committee.

Chambers USA has again recognized Mr. Biagini as a leading government contracts lawyer for 2014. In 2007, The Washington Business Journal named Biagini a Finalist in its "Top Washington Lawyers" in Government Contracts.

Notable Engagements

Representative Clients

Mr. Biagini has represented some of the world's largest aerospace, defense and pharmaceutical companies including Kellogg Brown & Root, Lockheed Martin, BAE SYSTEMS, Boeing, Textron, SAIC, Teledyne, Eon Labs, Unisys and Philips Electronics.

Representative Matters

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Seminars and Presentations:

  • Mr. Biagini is a frequent public speaker on risk mitigation techniques and has presented to the following organizations.
  • AAAE/IAAE International Airport Technology Conference & Trade Show
  • U.S. Maritime Security Expo
  • Railway Security Forum Expo
  • Radio Frequency Identification World Int’l Congress
  • American Association of Port Authorities
  • Corporate Governance Of Nuclear Security Roundtable
  • Airport Council International
  • Aerospace Industry Association
  • Electronics Industry Association
  • Navy Aviation Engineering Board
  • International System Safety Conference
  • Navy Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board
  • Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International