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Raymond M. Williams - DLA Piper

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P: 215.656.3368

E: raymond.williams


Philadelphia, PA



Pharmaceutical Product Liability
Mass Torts
Complex Litigation





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New Jersey
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California
U.S. Supreme Court



International Who's Who of Life Sciences Product Liability Lawyers, 2013-2014


Defense Research Institute (DRI)

-Steering Committee Drug and Medical Device Section 
-Chair Diversity Committee 
-Steering Committee Diversity Section 

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Vice Chair, Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee 
-Steering Committee Drug and Medical Device Section 
-Steering Committee Diversity Section 
Legal Intelligencer Editorial Board 
Los Angeles County Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association

Philadelphia Diversity Law Group

Board of Directors, 2005-present
-Vice-President, 2013-2016
-Co-President, 2016-present
-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 2008

Philadelphia Bar Association

-Associate Editor, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, 2007-2010

California Bar Association



Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. 
University of Rhode Island, B.S.


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Raymond Williams is a seasoned litigator in jury trials focusing on matters involving the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

As Co-chair of his firm's Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice, he has defended corporations in matters of wrongful death, blindness, cancer, and other claims in state and federal courts. His litigation includes multi-district litigation, mass tort, class actions and damage claims. 

Williams is a frequent speaker on product liability, including as a steering committee member for the Defense Research Council (DRI) Drug and Medical Device section. His writing also appears in the DRI magazine, "Rx For the Defense" and legal journals and publications. He has appeared as a panelist on The American Law Journal a number of times.

Actively involved with diversity and recruiting programs, Williams is a board member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group.  He is a steering committee member of the diversity issues committee for DRI and the steering committee of diversity committee of the IADC. At DLA Piper, he is on the national diversity committee and Associate Evaluation and Compensation Committee.

Williams played football in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers a year prior to attending law school.