WASHINGTON-Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, today announces that trial lawyer Nathan D. Finch has joined the firm as a member in its Washington, D.C. office.
A significant addition to the Motley Rice leadership team, Finch brings a comprehensive and diverse background in complex litigation and trial work to the firm's efforts on behalf of asbestos victims, investors, consumers and others harmed by corporate negligence and malfeasance.
Having nearly two decades of experience in plaintiffs' law as a partner with Washington, D.C.-based firm Caplin & Drysdale, Finch joins Motley Rice after having worked closely with the firm for years as both a consultant and co-counsel to the firm's clients on complex asbestos and securities cases.
He has been integrally involved alongside Motley Rice attorneys in asbestos bankruptcy trials and negotiations involving the structured settlements of asbestos manufacturing companies emerging from bankruptcy, specifically contributing his broad knowledge of the medical and scientific aspects related to asbestos-related diseases and asbestos products.
Finch has also collaborated with Motley Rice attorneys on numerous securities fraud and shareholder derivative cases, including representing investors in the In re MBNA and In re Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litigation.
In addition to his work representing those injured by asbestos and asbestos-related products or victimized by securities fraud, Finch has gained acknowledgement for his wide-ranging efforts on behalf of clients in both federal and state court in personal injury and mass torts products liability litigation and other complex litigation issues ranging from single plaintiffs' products liability cases to intricate commercial disputes.
"I have known and worked with Nate for years and am excited that he has chosen Motley Rice to further pursue his career in plaintiffs' work," said Motley Rice co-founder and asbestos lawyer Joe Rice. "His integrity, innovative legal skills and commitment to the values upon which our firm is based make him a great fit, and I look forward to his future contributions to our clients, our staff and the growth of the firm."
Joining Motley Rice as a new member, his versatile trial experience and ability to navigate through difficult legal issues on complex cases establish him as a multifaceted litigator who will contribute to many of Motley Rice's practice areas, enabling the firm to not only build upon its expanding trial work but also its ability to provide a well-positioned resource at the forefront of emerging cases.
"Nate and I have celebrated many achievements together over the years, and he will be dearly missed by all of us, both as a friend and colleague," said Caplin & Drysdale member Elihu Inselbuch, "but I am very happy for Nate and his family and will take great joy in following his future contributions at Motley Rice."
Finch's background in tort law and strong relationships in the legal field make him highly sought after as a consultant or co-counsel with other law firms, a compliment to Motley Rice's belief in the power of collaboration and history of building and strengthening co-counsel relationships.
He is a frequent industry speaker, invited to educate on a number of legal matters at such events as Mealey's Asbestos Conferences and the Infovest Investors' Seminar in New York, and he is often a guest lecturer at Georgetown and George Washington University law schools.
Recognized for his accomplishments in complex civil litigation, Finch has been named a "Top Lawyer" in both the 2009 and 2010 editions of Chambers USA, and he serves as a member of numerous associations, including the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Barristers.
In addition to his professional activities, he has served his community for many years through volunteer activities coordinated by Greater DC Cares, an organization dedicated to connecting volunteers with community service groups.
Motley Rice LLC is one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms. Motley Rice attorneys gained recognition for their work on behalf of asbestos victims, the State Attorneys General in their landmark litigation against the tobacco industry, and the 9/11 families in their groundbreaking lawsuit against terrorist financiers.
With more than 60 attorneys and hundreds of staff, the firm continues to handle complex litigation, including cases in the areas of aviation disasters, securities and consumer fraud, shareholder rights, asbestos bankruptcy, occupational disease including mesothelioma, environmental contamination, human rights and defective drugs and medical devices.
Motley Rice is headquartered in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and has additional offices in Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; New York; Rhode Island; and West Virginia.
For more information about Motley Rice LLC contact Joseph F. Rice (SC) at +1 800.768.4026 or visit www.motleyrice.com. Attorney Nate Finch can be reached directly at 202.232.5507.