On litigation and arbitration matters, representative clients include Lafarge North America Inc. (product liability, mass tort, and complex commercial litigation and arbitration); Icynene Corporation (product liability); Pangborn Corporation (product liability and insurance matters); and The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies (insurance coverage litigation). Mr. Raffman’s recent representations include:
- A major cement manufacturing company in mass tort litigation alleging that a breakaway barge caused floodwall breaches during Hurricane Katrina resulting in massive flooding of the New Orleans area, resulting in a defense verdict
- A major health insurance company in class action litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud in connection with its managed care products, resulting in denial of class certification and a favorable settlement of individual claims
- A large building products manufacturer in class action litigation involving allegations that the company marketed defective Chinese-manufactured drywall, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice
- Multiple building products companies as national coordinating counsel for product liability and mass tort matters
Mr. Raffman is a member of the Council on Litigation Management. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute.
Mr. Raffman was a partner at Shea & Gardner prior to its combination with Goodwin in 2004.