Professional Biography

Mack H. Shultz, Jr. Partner

Firmwide Vice Chair, Product Liability Practice

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6724

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    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.6724

    MShultz@perkinscoie.com

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EXPERIENCE

Experience

Product Liability Litigation

In re Air Crash over the Southern Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014

Defending aircraft manufacturer in litigation arising from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

In re September 11 Litigation

Defended aircraft manufacturer in litigation seeking over twenty billion dollars for deaths, injuries and property damage resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Amedi v. BAE Systems Inc.

Defended manufacturer of military vehicle used in Iraq. Obtained dismissal of all claims on the basis of the political question doctrine. 782 F. Supp. 2d 1350 (N.D. Ga. 2011).

In Re Asiana Flight 214

Defending aircraft manufacturer in litigation arising out of July 6, 2013 crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport.

Stafford v. The Boeing Company

Defended aircraft manufacturer in litigation arising out of crash of British Airways Flight 38 at Heathrow International Airport.

Gambra v. International Lease Finance Company, et al.

Defending aircraft manufacturer in litigation arising out of crash of Flash Airlines Flight 604 off the coast of Egypt. Successfully obtained forum non conveniens dismissal of all U.S. litigation. 377 F. Supp. 2d 810 (C.D. Cal. 2005). France’s highest court, the Cour de Cassation, ruled in client’s favor on a critical jurisdictional issue.  

Geddis v. Toshiba Corp., et al.

Defended consumer electronics manufacturer in personal injury claim.

Sheffels v. Boeing, et al.

Defense verdict in case involving wrongful death and brain injury claims arising from an aircraft crash allegedly caused by wake turbulence from a military aircraft.

Brinson v. Raytheon Aircraft Co., et al.

Defended aircraft component part manufacturer against wrongful death claim arising from crash of military training aircraft.

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Harvard University, A.B., Government,
    magna cum laude
    , 1994
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.,
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
    , 1997

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