Michael Hecht is a skilled litigator, representing clients at the state and federal levels in national and international product liability and mass tort litigation, where his focus on complex medical, scientific, and regulatory issues is a critical asset. In addition to pharmaceutical litigation, Michael’s practice also includes other product litigation, complex commercial and construction litigation, premises liability, negligence actions, and business torts. He also assists clients with risk management issues outside the context of litigation, and with domestic, criminal, and civil rights matters.
Michael has participated in and managed every aspect of trial preparation. He is often asked to manage and lead expert development and company case analysis. In this capacity, Michael routinely works with external experts and in-house scientific and medical departments to understand the critical issues in the litigation and craft winning strategies for his clients.
Michael is a key part of one of the most active and respected product liability practices in the United States, a group that has been the recent recipient of the coveted Chambers USA Client Service Award. Michael has represented clients at hearings, taken and defended numerous fact and expert depositions, and prepared witnesses for testimony. He has developed considerable knowledge in the areas of pharmaceutical manufacturing, endocrinology, bone biology and metabolism, metabolic bone disease and related conditions, oral surgery and dentistry, and orthopedic surgery and biomechanics.
Michael has served on Venable’s Hiring Committee and as a mentor in the firm’s summer associate program on multiple occasions.
Maryland National Trial Team
Maryland Moot Court Board