Ms Merideth Daly > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
RIVERFRONT PLAZA, EAST TOWER
951 EAST BYRD STREET
RICHMOND, VA 23219
VIRGINIA
United States

Work Department

Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Daly’s practice focuses on all aspects of litigation and risk management, with particular focus on product liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation, wrongful death and personal injury claims, and general commercial disputes.

Ms. Daly represents clients in product and premises liability litigation involving allegations of toxic exposure (including asbestos, silica, formaldehyde, benzene, coal combustion residuals, and wood dust), environmental litigation (including claims involving PFAS and petroleum), catastrophic injury and death claims, bacterial food contamination claims, and general product liability matters. Ms. Daly’s experience also includes plaintiff- and defense-side representation in general commercial disputes, including those involving product performance, breach of contract, and post-corporate transaction indemnification claims. Ms. Daly represents clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States and international forums.

Memberships

Admitted to the Virginia State Bar

Education

  • JD, William & Mary Law School, cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, William & Mary Law Review, 2013
  • BS, Nutritional Sciences, Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

Adept at handling private litigation (including class actions/MDLs and individual actions), as well as matters proceeding on multiple fronts (including regulatory and government enforcement actions), the ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP provides ‘efficient and effective’ representation of clients in toxic tort cases involving product liability, occupational injuries and public nuisance. Asbestos litigation is a strength, as is involvement in novel areas, including Covid-19 litigation, where the team, led by ‘top-notch‘ Richmond-based litigator Alexandra Cunningham, recently secured dismissal of federal law suit brought against its client, Smithfield Foods, against allegations that it subjected its employees to unsafe working conditions in the immediate outbreak of the pandemic. Houston-based Georgia Lucier co-heads the team alongside Cunningham and is a key contact, as is Richmond-based associate Merideth Daly, who exhibits ‘thoughtful, effective, and strategic approach to litigation and case strategy’.