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Marisa A. Trasatti

Marisa A. Trasatti is the Managing Partner in the firm’s Hunt Valley, MD office. She focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation, with an emphasis on products liability litigation, including cases involving drugs and medical devices, and premises liability arising from alleged human trafficking. In her role as General Counsel to two medical device companies, she handles a broad spectrum of matters related to corporate, employment, regulatory, contract and product liability issues in the United States and abroad.

Marisa A. Trasatti is the Managing Partner in the firm’s Hunt Valley, MD office. She focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation, with an emphasis on products liability litigation, including cases involving drugs and medical devices, and premises liability arising from alleged human trafficking. In her role as General Counsel to two medical device companies, she handles a broad spectrum of matters related to corporate, employment, regulatory, contract and product liability issues in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Trasatti is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; Superior Court of the District of Columbia; Supreme Court of the United States; and, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Ms. Trasatti is a dynamic force of nature, a tested litigator and key strategist to her clients because she is passionate about her work, continues to hone her craft and achieves the best possible results for her clients. A trusted consultant to her clients for her frank, engaging discussions, Ms. Trasatti builds a genuine connection with them because relationship-building is her first and foremost priority.

As a thought leader, Ms. Trasatti has produced articles and/or presented on the topics of cybersecurity, GDPR, social media, learned intermediary defense, social inflation, crisis management, premises liability and human trafficking. She also is active in her local community as a Past President of Maryland Defense Counsel; her local Defense Bar Association; Past President of CLM’s Maryland Chapter; current CLM Region 3 Co-Chair; appointed to Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.’s Judicial Disabilities Commission; and immediate past DRI Maryland State Representative for 2021. She also serves in her fourth term on the Character Committee for the Sixth Appellate Circuit where she assesses Maryland Bar applicants. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for FDCC.

Ms. Trasatti is a two-time winner of the FDCC Andrew C. Hecker Award in 2017 and 2021 for her articles on “The Internet of Things and its Impact on Data Retention, e-Discovery, Products Liability, and Cybersecurity” and “The Travel Industry on Trial: The State of the Art of Human Trafficking Awareness and the Impact of Third Party Civil Cases,” respectively. She currently serves as a Senior Director on the FDCC Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee, Chair of the Sponsorship Committee and Chair of the Recruitment Committee. In addition, she received the Appleman Award Committee Chair of the FDCC Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee in 2016. Ms. Trasatti has been sworn in as Treasurer Elect for the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA).

Ms. Trasatti received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 1995 where she was a Morrissey Scholar. She received her J.D. from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 1998 and served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law and Trade. Early in her career, Ms. Trasatti served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Lawrence R. Daniels, Circuit Court for Baltimore County and legislative assistant to the late Honorable Senator John Cade.

Select Recent Roles in Various Organizations

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

  • Convention Chair, Annual Meeting, 2024
  • Program Chair, Annual Meeting, 2023
  • Senior Director, Board of Directors, 2021–2022
  • Chair Emeriti of Corporate Counsel Symposium, 2022
  • Chair of Membership Recruitment Committee, 2021–2022
  • Chair of Sponsorship Committee, 2020–2022
  • Co-Chair of Corporate Counsel Committee, 2020–2022
  • Co-Chair of Corporate Counsel Symposium, 2020–2021
  • Vice Chair of Member Communications Committee, 2021–2022
  • Vice Chair of Diversity Committee, 2019–2022
  • Director, Board of Directors, 2019–2021
  • Vice Chair of CCS Committee, 2019–2020
  • Vice Chair of Admissions Committee, 2019–2020
  • Vice Chair of Social Media and Web Committee, 2019–2020 

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

  • Region 3 Co-Regional Chair, 2021–2022
  • President, Maryland Chapter, 2017−2021
  • Presenter, Internet of Things, June 2017  
  • Presenter, Premises Liability and Human Trafficking, June 2019
  • Presenter, Social Inflation and the Litigation That Follows, May 2020
  • Presenter, Training to Combat Human Trafficking, July 2020
  • Presenter, Top 10 Steps in Managing a Company Crisis, July 2020
  • Moderator, Biotech/Data privacy, November 2020
  • Moderator, Virtual Trials – Top Tips, January 2021
  • Moderator, Training for Lawyers to Present Virtually – Top Tips, April 2021
  • Presenter, The State of the Art of Human Trafficking Awareness, June 2021
  • Presenter, Managing a Company Crisis – Cyber Claims and Standard of Care, June 2022

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar

  • Maryland State Representative, 2018-2021
  • Presenter, Working with the Client at Trial, May 2019
  • Presenter, Social Inflation and the Litigation that Follows, May 2020
  • Presenter, Liability for Criminal Acts, April 2021

Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) 

  • Treasurer Elect, 2022
  • Presenter, Social Inflation and the Litigation that Follows, June 2021
  • Presenter, Top Ten Tips to Manage a Company Crisis, October 2021
  • Presenter, Managing a Company Crisis, March 2022

Risk Management Society (RIMS)

  • Presenter, Human Trafficking: The Silent Risk, April 2019
  • Presenter, Human Trafficking: the Quiet Risk, August 2019
  • Presenter, Human Trafficking: A Silent Risk, April 2021
  • Presenter, Managing a Company Crisis – Top Ten Tips, November 2021

2022 Extracurricular List

Retired Lawyers Bar Association – HT Preso
Presenters:  Brittany Harvey and Dr. Mehlman-Orozco 
January 20, 2022; Virtual

MSBA Crisis Management
March 15, 2022 at 2:20 PM ET
Presenters:  L3, Aaron Burton, Bob Scott – In Person

RIMS Riskworld Annual Conference
April 13, 2022; 10:00 am – 10:20 AM
Top 10 Steps in Managing a Company Crisis
Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Moscone Convention Center

RIMS-WTW Asia Pacific Risk Virtual Conference
April 26 – 28, 2022
April 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm Singapore (12:00 AM EST)
ESG Session for the RIMS-WTW Asia Pacific Risk
Steven Chou

CLM 2022 Focus:  June Conference,
June 15-16, 2022
Top 10 Steps in Managing a Company Crisis // Interplay Between Cyber Claims and Professional Liability Standard of Care w/Sam Terzich and Guy Hollingsworth

 

Notre Dame of Maryland University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1995)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., 1998)

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