Raghu has represented a number of defendants in asbestos litigation in the role of both local and national counsel for over twenty years. He has represented companies allegedly responsible for manufacturing equipment that incorporates asbestos-containing components, companies sued under premises liability theories and companies sued under the Labor Law. As part of his role in the national coordinating counsel team, Raghu has overseen the handling of every phase of hundreds of cases from the initial analysis and response through trial or settlement in a number of jurisdictions. In addition, Raghu has been part of the national trial team for defendants in the asbestos litigation. He has prepared fact and expert witnesses for trial, as well as handling cross-examinations at trial of adverse expert witnesses in the areas of medicine, industrial hygiene and state of the art. Additionally, he has negotiated numerous multi-jurisdictional settlements with many plaintiffs’ firms.
Raghu has successful trial experience in non-asbestos actions and has served as trial counsel on behalf of equipment manufacturers and premises defendants in over 30 trials in the New York City Asbestos Litigation docket and various counties in Long Island and Upstate New York. He has also proposed, designed and implemented an extranet system to enable client, local counsel, national counsel and trial counsel to work more effectively and realize transactional cost savings for various clients. He has also conducted numerous lead examinations of plaintiffs alleging malignant diseases resulting from exposure to asbestos.