Jay Maloney is a trial lawyer and a highly experienced complex commercial litigator.  He focuses most often on product liability and class action litigation, particularly in relation to the health care industry.  He has substantial experience working with medical, financial and valuation experts, both consulting and testifying.  Mr. Maloney has won 19 of 21 trials.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler, Mr. Maloney was a partner at Day Pitney LLP.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Maloney served as law clerk to the Honorable John J. Gibbons, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1975-1976.

Mr. Maloney also served 28 years of combined active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army Reserve, Military Intelligence Branch, and achieved the rank of Colonel.  Colonel Maloney’s last assignment was command of a Strategic Military Intelligence Detachment in Miami, Florida.  His military experience includes assignments to the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Ground Intelligence Center.  His areas of strategic focus were Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and terrorist group analysis.  Colonel Maloney’s work earned him, among other awards, two Army Commendation medals for his contributions.  Following his retirement from the U.S. Army Reserve, Colonel Maloney has dedicated significant time to veterans pro bono programs.

Notable Representations

  • Product Liability Litigation / Class Actions.  Counsel to major pharmaceutical company in nation-wide DES litigation for more than 30 years, including successfully opposing three motions for class certification.
  • Product Liability Litigation / Electrical Devices.  Counsel to major manufacturers of power equipment and consumer electrical goods which allegedly exploded.
  • Product Liability / Toxic Torts Litigation.  Counsel to Fortune 500 corporations in trials involving industrial accidents, environmental contamination, and allegedly defective products.
  • Product Liability.  Counsel to major manufacturer of children’s playground equipment.
  • Product Liability / Consumer Product Safety.  Counsel to major manufacturer of collectible dolls regarding product safety.
  • Patent Litigation.  Represented a Swiss-based developer of cardiology products in a high-stakes patent litigation against a major medical device manufacturer, achieving a resounding Markman hearing victory that resulted in favorable resolution of the litigation for our client.
  • Class Action.  Counsel to major corporation in a pesticide liability class action.
  • Class Action.  Counsel to 50 assureds of a major insurance company in a class action alleging immune system injuries caused by exposure to a toxic cloud.

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, Preparing and Defending Rule 30(b)(6) witness Depositions, Strafford CLE Webinars, 2021, 2019, 2017.
  • Author, Preparing the Expert Witness for Deposition, Today’s General Counsel, Feb/Mar 2017.
  • Author, Preparing the Designated Corporate Representative for Deposition, Today’s General Counsel, Aug/Sept 2016.
  • Presenter, Effective and Ethical Preparation of the Fact Witness for Deposition, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, June 17, 2016.
  • Co-author, FDA Delays Critical Decision on Generic Drug Labeling and Scope of Potential Tort Liability Regulations, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, August 2015.
  • Moderator and Presenter, Preparing and Defending Your Witness: Guidance and Ethical Considerations for Fact Witnesses, Corporate Representatives and Experts, Commercial Law WebAdvisor, May 14, 2015.
  • Author, Ten Commandments for Preparing the Deposition Witness, Today’s General Counsel, Feb/Mar 2015.
  • Co-author, FDA Rule for Generic Drug Labels Would Alter Scope for Tort Liability, New Jersey Law Journal, April 28, 2014.
  • Moderator and Presenter, Lost Profit Damages in Commercial Litigation, American Law Institute, December 17, 2014.
  • Presenter, Assessing Damages in Commercial Cases, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2017, 2008, 2006, 2004.


Professional Affiliations & Activities

  • Member, New Jersey District XB Ethics Committee, 2010-2018.
  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Regional Programs in Trial and Deposition Skills, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, 2001-present.
  • Master and President, Worrall F. Mountain American Inn of Court, 1993-present.
  • Founder, (past) President and current Director, New Jersey Law Firm Group (non-profit outreach to diversity students at New Jersey law schools), 1989-present.
  • Trustee, Third Judicial Circuit, American Inns of Court Foundation, 2009-2012.
  • Chairperson, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Federal Constitution and Legislation, 1997-2005.
  • Chairperson, New York State Bar Association, Coordinating NYSBA Response to Federal Counter-Terrorism Initiatives, 2001-2004.
  • Member, Arizona State Bar Association.
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section.
  • Colonel, United States Army Reserve, Military Intelligence Corps, 1970-1998.
  • Director, North Jersey Civil War Roundtable, 2005-present.
  • Volunteer, National Veterans Legal Services Program.


Honors & Achievements

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer – Business Litigation, 2009-2014.
  • Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel edition, 2010.
  • New York Super Lawyer – Business Litigation, 2016-2021.

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