Tim Parlin

Tim Parlin
Of Counsel

Toxic Tort/Hazardous Substance Litigation
Products Liability
Complex Commercial Litigation
Class Actions
Internal Investigations
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Environmental Litigation

Tel: 646-680-0551 | Fax: 646-349-2217 | tparlin@mgpllp.com

Mr. Parlin has extensive litigation, trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts around the country. His areas of practice include complex commercial cases involving mass/toxic torts, class actions, products liability, environmental litigation, contracts and commercial suits, insurance coverage litigation and international and domestic arbitrations and mediations.

Prior to joining McCullough Ginsberg Montano & Partners LLP, Mr. Parlin was a Senior Associate with an international law firm, where he practiced all phases of commercial litigation around the country.

SIGNIFICANT ENGAGEMENTS

  • Obtained directed verdict in RICO-related fraud trial in the District of New Jersey
  • First chair in Hurrican Sandy Trials
  • Conducted fact and expert discovery in major asbestos insurance coverage trial in Delaware
  • Tried and obtained directed verdict in the Eastern District of New York in a customs tariff classification case
  • First chair in 12-week environmental coverage trial involving chlorinated solvents (Perc, TCE & TCA)
  • Represented and settled naturally cured ham manufacturer in bet-the-company breach of contract action brought by Starbucks
  • Represented largest independent oil refining company in multi-million dollar coverage action stemming from nitrogen asphyxiation and obtained key partial summary judgment ruling that resulted in settlement
  • Tried, settled and/or dismissed numerous pharmaceutical products liability cases (PPA & Phen-Fen) for major pharmaceutical company
  • Successfully moved to dismiss class action lawsuit for manufacturer involving artificial hips & knees
  • Second chair in 8-week precedent-setting coverage trial in Iowa
  • Managed and directed international and national discovery in complex cases concerning commercial litigation, insurance coverage and securities fraud
  • Second chair in securities fraud trial in the Southern District of New York
  • Argued quia timet appeal before the second circuit
  • Expertise in all aspects of e-discovery, digital investigations and evidence, and data privacy
  • Conduct internal corporate investigations, including FCA, FCPA and FLSA claims
  • Interpret and analyze insurance policies (All Risk, CGL, D & O, Errors & Omission, Fidelity, Financial Guaranty, Professional Liability and CyberNet)

EDUCATION
Brooklyn Law School, JD., 1987, Top 11% of class
Northwestern University, Masters of Science in Advertising, 1980
Syracuse University, B.S. in Advertising, Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979

ACADEMIC HONORS
Journal of International Law, Member & Editorial Board Notes Editor
  Note:The Nationality Crisis of Hong Kong's Non-Chinese Residents- Scholarly Myth or Harsh Reality?
Moot Court Honor Society

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of New York
State of New Jersey
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS
Sanctionable Spoliation: A Divergence Among Circuit Courts, New J. Law Journal Dec. 2010
The Supreme Court Offers Guidance on Drafting Arbitration Clauses, New J. Law Journal Sept. 2010
Arbitration Clauses in International Insurance Contracts Trump State Law Restrictions, New J. Law Journal March 2010
The Death of the Heightened Pleading Standards in Products Liability Cases, New J. Law Journal Dec. 2009
Mirandized on the Job: Employees May Balk at Speaking to Corporate Lawyers, New J. Law Journal Aug. 2009
Inadvertent Disclosure: End of Waiver Privilege?, New Jersey Esq. May 2009
E-Discovery Pitfalls and Practice Tips, May 2009
Commercial General Liability Policies Do Not Cover a Contractor's Faulty Work, Insurance Advocate Jan. 2009
State Legislative Solutions to Silica/Mixed Dust Claims, Environmental Claims J. Summer 2008
Ammunition for Excluding Expert Causation Opinions, New J. Law Journal April 2008