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Education

  • Old Dominion University, B.S. criminal justice cum laude
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude; executive editor, University of Richmond Law Review; McNeil Law Society; moot court board member

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Marie Diveley, Senior Counsel Washington, D.C.
mdiveley@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2934
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Marie Diveley is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Litigation & Trial Department and a member of the Product Liability & Torts Group in the Washington, D.C. office. For almost 20 years, Marie has represented companies in a broad range of trial and litigation work related to product liability, commercial disputes, and toxic tort matters.

Marie serves as national counsel for multinational corporations providing advice and defending them in individual claims and in state and federal court throughout the country. Marie is an experienced litigator with an emphasis in complex scientific and medical issues, expert development and expert challenges. Her sense for strategic management of multi-state litigation and innovative approach to established litigation has resulted in successfully argued dispositive motions, exclusion of opposing experts and early resolution of cases for her clients.

Marie's court room experience includes first chairing in commercial disputes (contracts and insurance) and second chairing in an auditing malpractice arbitration, and toxic tort trials. She has also successfully argued dispositive motions and exclusion of opposing experts.

Marie is also active in pro bono matters with a focus on immigration and voting rights issues. She is also a member of the firm's Recruiting and Firm Life Committees and is on the steering committee for the firm's Women Attorneys' Network.

Marie is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Texas, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits. 

Representative Matters

  • National coordinating counsel for fortune 500 heavy equipment company in nationwide asbestos litigation, including expert and science strategy, taking and defending expert depositions, trial work, and national trial network oversight.
  • National coordination counsel for major telecommunications company in asbestos litigation, including development of historic testimony, fact and expert witnesses, and trial and expert strategy.
  • National coordinating counsel for fortune 500 chemical company in asbestos litigation, including defending changing allegations, developing experts and asserting science defenses related to talc products.
  • Development of expert strategy leading to exclusion of long-time asbestos plaintiff experts.
  • Pro bono work in the Immigration field, including successfully counseling and litigating for clients in obtaining asylee status, work with the Protect the Vote organization, and efforts to support voting rights fairness.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, Texas, Fourth, and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals

Memberships/Awards

  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference Recipient of Outstanding Service Award 1997-98
  • Chairperson of Subcommittee on Domestic Violence 1997-99 Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Richmond Bar Association
  • Member, John Marshall Inn of Court
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Board Member, Children's Home Society of Virginia (2003-2009)


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Civil Discovery in Virginia," Continuing Legal Education Seminar 2003 -2009. Focus on electronic discovery issues (January 1, 2009). Author and Panel Member: Marie Diveley.
  • Practical Considerations of the FRCP 26(f) Conference Requirement, (Fall 2007). Author and Panel Member: Marie Diveley.


Publications

  • "Are Constitutional Challenges to Punitive Damages Still Available?," 62 Defense Counsel Journal 27 (January 1995). Author: Marie Diveley.


Firm News & Announcements

May.10.2016 Mobile Home Residents and City of Richmond Reach Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit
Aug.18.2015 Crowell & Moring and Legal Aid Justice Center File Lawsuit on Behalf of Richmond Mobile Home Residents
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