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Margaret Raymond-Flood

Member | New Jersey

Margaret Raymond-Flood devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters.  Margaret has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. She also has considerable experience in the defense of environmental, professional liability, and insurance claims.

Margaret has extensive litigation experience, including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees, and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried several complex matters on both the state and federal levels and she has also used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation.  In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.

Margaret is Chair of the firm’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group, an interdisciplinary team that helps clients with the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information required by federal and state court rules. Margaret authors and presents extensively on this topic as well.

Margaret also has unique experience handling cy pres matters, where she asks the Court with help interpreting the terms of a will or gift, when carrying out the terms literally would be impracticable or illegal.  At the same time, she works to ensure that the general intent of the donor is observed as closely as possible.

Margaret is a member of the NMM Women’s Forum Steering Committee.  Margaret serves on the firm’s Professional Liability Committee and as the Attorney Liaison to the firm’s Practice Support Services Department

After graduating law school, Margaret served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey. She also served as a coach of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Mock Trial Team for five years.

Articles

Publications

  • “Policies & Procedures for Preventing Harassment and Strategies for Controlling Discovery,” Corporate Counsel Business Journal Webinar, July 10, 2018
  • “The Basics of Environmental Coverage Law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York under Comprehensive/Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) Policies,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., March 11, 2015
  • “Insider’s Guide to Record Management Contract Review,” New Jersey Health Information Management Association, Atlantic City, NJ, June 20, 2013
  • “The Hidden ‘Gotchas’ That Could Cost Your Organization,” NMM and InfoStore, Bridgewater, NJ, June 13, 2013
  • “Meritas Capability Webinar: E-Discovery Strategies and Trends,” Meritas, Webinar, May 14, 2013
  • “2012 InfraGard Security Summit,” New York, NY, Septmeber 12, 2012
  • “Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, November 2, 2010
  • “Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, West Orange, New Jersey, September 24, 2010
  • “E-Discovery For Litigators and Transactional Attorneys: Is Paper Discovery a Thing of the Past?” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 24, 2009
  • When to Call Your Lawyer: A Seminar for Business Owners & Executives,” NMM Women’s Forum Seminar, Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 18, 2008
  • 2008 Tort Law Conference, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 11, 2008
  • “E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?,” HalfMoon Seminar, November 1, 2007
  • “E-Discovery Federal and State Rule Amendments: What To Expect and How To Prepare,” Construction Law Section Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, October 17, 2007
  • “E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Seminar, September 19, 2007
  • Chair, Litigation Steering Committee, Meritas Annual Litigation Section Meeting, San Diego, California, October 22-23, 2006
  • “2012 InfraGard Security Summit,” New York, NY, Septmeber 12, 2012
  • “Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, November 2, 2010
  • “Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, West Orange, New Jersey, September 24, 2010
  • “E-Discovery For Litigators and Transactional Attorneys: Is Paper Discovery a Thing of the Past?” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 24, 2009
  • When to Call Your Lawyer: A Seminar for Business Owners & Executives,” NMM Women’s Forum Seminar, Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 18, 2008
  • 2008 Tort Law Conference, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 11, 2008
  • “E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?,” HalfMoon Seminar, November 1, 2007
  • “E-Discovery Federal and State Rule Amendments: What To Expect and How To Prepare,” Construction Law Section Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, October 17, 2007
  • “E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Seminar, September 19, 2007
  • Chair, Litigation Steering Committee, Meritas Annual Litigation Section Meeting, San Diego, California, October 22-23, 2006

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