Marisa A. Trasatti Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
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Marisa A. Trasatti is a partner in the Baltimore, MD office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP. She also serves as General Counsel of the California-based dermatological laser and light medical device Company, Sciton, Inc. Her practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, with an emphasis on products liability litigation including cases involving drugs and medical devices. Ms. Trasatti has experience litigating medical malpractice, insurance defense, and products liability cases. She has also defended locally and nationally several large corporations in connection with toxic tort litigation. Her experience in life sciences includes: domestic and international regulatory issues; contract negotiation, design and drafting of clinical trial agreements; and HIPAA and cybersecurity issues related to medical devices.

In January 2017, Ms. Trasatti was reappointed by Governor Hogan to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities. Ms. Trasatti also serves as President on the Board of the Maryland Defense Counsel. She is a member of DRI and its products liability and drug and medical defense committees and was the past Program Chair of the 2013 Women’s Committee Seminar. From 2017 to 2018, Ms. Trasatti served as the Maryland Chapter President for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. She is an active member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, a past Chair of the Drug, Device and Biotechnology and of her committees, as well as Co-Symposium Chair of the 2018 Corporate Counsel Symposium. She has spoken on numerous occasions in various legal venues on the topics of pre-emption, learned intermediary defense, social media, and cybersecurity Internet of things.  She has published articles for the FDCC, CLM, DRI, and MDC, and serves as an editor for the FDCC Flyer.

Admitted:

  • 2008, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 2003, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1999, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 1998, Maryland

Education:

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland (B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 1995)

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Maryland Chapter President (2017-2018)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Maryland Defense Counsel (MDC) Board Member, President (2017-2018)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers Maryland Rising Stars 2013
  • Super Lawyers Maryland 2014 and 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012 – 2018, Products Liability

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