Rich Moore focuses on complex civil litigation, including extensive experience in the areas of product liability, mass torts, and consumer class actions. Rich has often defended complex cases brought by numerous plaintiffs, either as individual actions or as putative class actions, involving a variety of products, ranging from pharmaceuticals to financial services products.
Rich’s practice also focuses on international arbitration and litigation. Rich’s experience includes representing corporate clients in international commercial arbitrations as well as handling matters for foreign governments.
Rich grew up in Barnwell, South Carolina. He graduated from Princeton University in 1995, then spent four years on Capitol Hill working for United States Senator Ernest F. Hollings. Rich received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was in the Order of the Coif. After law school, Rich served two years as a law clerk to Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina before joining Williams & Connolly in 2003.
- Representing Genentech in product liability litigation involving Raptiva, a prescription biologic medication, in California state court and various federal courts across the United States. Marsh v. Genentech, Inc., 693 F.3d 546 (6th Cir. 2012)
- Representing Pfizer and Wyeth in product liability cases involving the sale of its hormone therapy products in federal and state courts across the United States.
- Represented the manufacturer of a medical device used to treat chronic pain in product liability litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
- Representing a global energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute arising out of a Peruvian company.
- Representing a global energy company in an expert determination concerning a dispute over the construction of a power generation facility in Rwanda.
- Representing a global food manufacturer in consumer class action involving dispute over international supply chain.
- Representing Latin American government in federal court in Washington, D.C.
- Representing attorneys in a putative class action brought on behalf of 15,000-plus individuals with alleged asbestosis.
- Representing an international project development company in a dispute regarding three construction projects in Nigeria, including serving as lead counsel at evidentiary hearing at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in London
- Representing a United States medical device company in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration involving a dispute with a Chinese company over a product development agreement
Last updated October 2018