Harrison H. Taylor

Taylor Harrison

Harrison Taylor focuses on product liability and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical and biologics products. Harrison has substantive litigation experience in state and federal courts, including case strategy, managing and coordinating discovery, drafting various pre- and post-trial motions, expert witness preparation, and conducting legal research and analysis.

Prior to joining Venable, Harrison was an associate at a New York-based law firm, where his practice focused on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and internal investigations involving accounting fraud issues, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 


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Representative Matters

  • Defending the manufacturer of an adult vaccine in nationwide litigation, including consolidated proceedings in multidistrict litigation and two state courts, involving allegations that the vaccine failed to prevent its intended illness and increased the likelihood of contracting the virus, if taken. Developing several individual cases and expert witnesses, preparing and defending multiple company and expert witnesses, and contributing to overall litigation strategy
  • Defended the manufacturer of a pediatric vaccine in a False Claims Act case involving allegations of fraudulent conduct in a clinical trial and misstatement of a product's efficacy. Played an integral role in developing, deposing, and defending numerous expert witnesses and preparing successful dispositive motions
  • Defended the manufacturer of a pediatric vaccine in a lawsuit alleging that brain injury resulted from vaccination. Assisted with case strategy and the drafting of a successful dispositive motion
  • Defended the manufacturer of an iron replacement product against multiple lawsuits alleging various injuries purportedly caused by a temporary decrease in blood phosphate levels. Conducted individual case workup and co-authored multiple motions to exclude certain expert testimony and dispositive motions




  • J.D. cum laude University of Michigan Law School 2014
    • Contributing editor and Symposium Committee, Michigan Journal of Race & Law
  • B.A. Political Science Johns Hopkins University 2009
    • Member, Varsity Baseball Team
    • Member, Johns Hopkins Student Athlete Advisory Committee
    • Dean’s List

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
  • Graduate, IADC Trial Academy, Stanford Law School
  • Member, Venable Hiring Committee


  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)Baltimore Pro Bono Advocate of the Year, 2021
  • District of Columbia Courts, Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2015 – 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024