Rich Moore represents clients in a broad range of complex civil litigation and arbitration matters across the United States and internationally.  Rich’s practice focuses primarily on two areas.

First, Rich’s civil litigation practice concentrates on the areas of product liability, mass torts, and consumer class actions.  Rich has represented clients in federal and state courts across the United States in matters involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beverages, financial instruments, and a wide variety of other products.

Second, Rich has extensive experience in international arbitration.  He has represented clients in high-stakes commercial disputes across the globe and before the world’s leading arbitral institutions.

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.

Representative Experience

  • Representing a South American company in ICC arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute, including evidentiary hearing in Madrid.
  • Representing a company in ICC arbitration involving construction dispute at international airport in the Middle East, including evidentiary hearing in Brussels.
  • Representing a Rwandan company in dispute concerning construction of a power generation facility, including evidentiary hearing in London.
  • Representing a project development company in a dispute regarding construction projects in Nigeria, including evidentiary hearing at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in London.
  • Representing a company in construction dispute arising out of construction of hotel and casino, including evidentiary hearing at the HKIAC in Hong Kong.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in domestic arbitration involving product liability claims, including evidentiary hearing in California.
  • Representing a manufacturer of cancer medication in product liability litigation in multiple jurisdictions, including multi-district (MDL) proceeding.
  • Representing consumer product companies in putative consumer class actions in California federal court involving international supply chain issues.
  • Representing a Latin American country in federal court in Washington, D.C. SACE S.p.A. v. Republic of Paraguay, 243 F. Supp. 3d 21 (D.D.C. 2017).
  • Representing Genentech in product liability litigation involving Raptiva, a prescription biologic medication, in California state court and various federal courts across the United States, including arguing in Sixth Curcuit. Marsh v. Genentech, Inc., 693 F.3d 546 (6th Cir. 2012)
  • Represented attorneys in a putative class action brought on behalf of 15,000-plus individuals with alleged asbestosis.
  • Represented the manufacturer of a medical device used to treat chronic pain in product liability litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • 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
  • Representing a financial services company in putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court
  • Representing a consumer product company in the Southern District of New York in a commercial dispute alleging claims under the Lanham Act for false advertising
  • Representing a national car dealership company in consumer class actions in South Carolina state court
  • Representing a manufacturer of oil and gas well equipment in a Louisiana state court case against allegations of defective product design

Education

Clerkships

Recognitions

“Local Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2019-2020

Admissions

Other Government Service

  • Legislative Aide, United States Senator Ernest F. Hollings, 1995-1999
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