Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Honors Harry Manion in Class of 2023 Hall of Fame

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September 14, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that special counsel Harry L. Manion III has been named to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural Hall of Fame class.

Sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Hall of Fame recognizes Massachusetts lawyers who are at least 60 years old or have been in practice for 30 years. Criteria for inclusion include career accomplishments, contributions to the development of the law in Massachusetts, contributions to the bar and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Massachusetts.

Since joining Hunton Andrews Kurth in 2018, Manion has become the leader of its national trial team, taking on some of the firm’s most challenging trials. Some of his highlights include defending a high eight-figure breach of foreign distribution contract before a state court jury in Miami and obtaining defense verdicts on nine out of ten counts, with the plaintiff being awarded only transition costs; obtaining a ruling on causation during phase one of a bifurcated trial in an admiralty case pending in SDNY involving the explosion of a container ship causing a casualty loss in excess of $300 million; developing and orchestrating the defense in a high eight-figure jury trial in Oklahoma state court involving allegations of bad faith insurance coverage of an experimental cancer treatment; serving as co-lead for the trial team in a plaintiff patent infringement case against Adobe Software that resulted in verdicts on infringement and invalidity in favor of the plaintiff; and representing the plaintiff contractor in a construction case in which a jury returned unanimous verdicts for his client awarding $22 million and rejecting all $12 million of the defendant’s counterclaims.

Manion continues to delve into new work and will be Mock Trying a national case in September, is scheduled to impanel juries in two different cases in Los Angeles in December and late January, as well as a case in Denver in April 2024.

A full list of Hall of Fame honorees can be found here.

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