Theodore V.H. Mayeris the Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and its Compensation Committee. He formerly chaired the firm's Litigation department. His practice focuses on product liability and on complex litigation generally.
Ted's product liability work has included leading successful defense efforts in many of the largest and most complex tort litigations in the U.S. over the past three decades, as well as in many individual cases. He has coordinated the national defense of several major pharmaceutical litigations and has led teams defending manufacturers of vaccines, blood products, automobiles, asbestos-containing products, toys and many other products. Chambers USA has consistently recognized Ted as one of the leading product liability defense lawyers in the United States, with sources telling Chambers "when you have a difficult strategic question, he's the person to ask….he [has] turned around really tough cases and gets outstanding results.” Outside the products area, Ted's experience includes trials, appeals and coordination of commercial, professional liability and insurance litigation.
Ted has chaired the Product Liability Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has served on the association's Judiciary Committee and Committee on Professional Responsibility. He has lectured and published on topics relating to product liability, class actions and professional ethics. He is the author with Robb Patryk of the treatise "Product Liability," published by Law Journal Press.