Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2001
    Member, Heuslier Honor Society

    Editor-in-Chief, University of Baltimore Law Review, 2000-2001
  • B.A., University of Richmond, 1994

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Alan M. Wilner, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2001 - 2002

Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association

    American Bar Association
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Michaela F. Roberts

Partner

Michaela Roberts is a member of the Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice Group. Her practice primarily consists of representing both branded and generic pharmaceutical manufacturer clients concerning all aspects of litigation, including electronic discovery. She also has represented clients in commercial litigation, investigations and arbitration.

Michaela has represented clients in multiple nationwide litigations involving numerous vaccines and drug products. Her experience ranges from initial stages of litigation through to matter resolution and includes developing litigation strategy, conducting factual investigation and development, engaging in all aspects of discovery and motions practice, and serving on several trial teams in complex pharmaceutical litigation.

Throughout her career, Michaela has advised clients on matters related to electronically stored information (ESI), including preservation, collection and maintenance of ESI; developing and implementing ESI collection protocols; and designing and using databases for the management, analysis and production of documents.

Combining her considerable litigation and eDiscovery-related experience, Michaela advises clients in the development of company-wide, non-litigation-specific discovery strategy, and the development and implementation of related policies, procedures, and protocols.

Representative Matters

Michaela has represented clients as described above in multiple nationwide litigations, including litigations involving vaccines, cholesterol-reducing drugs, pain medications and anti-thrombolytic medications. She has similarly provided these services in connection with a government investigation, a congressional inquiry and in the commercial litigation context.

Activities

Drawing on her extensive experience in the ESI arena, Michaela is a member of Venable's E-Discovery Group.