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J. Lee Gray

Partner

6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Lee Gray relies on two decades of experience to help manufacturers and food & beverage producers with a variety of product-related issues, including product liability litigation, product recalls, regulatory compliance, and resolving commercial disputes.

Lee represents clients in trials, arbitrations, preliminary injunction hearings, and administrative hearings. 

Product litigation. Lee defends manufacturers and food & beverage producers in product liability cases involving a wide range of products—including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, consumer products, and component parts. He also helps these clients resolve disputes with suppliers, competitors, or customers in a wide range of commercial and business tort contexts.  

Regulatory compliance and recalls. Lee advises food and beverage clients to help them comply with regulatory requirements concerning product labeling. Lee also works closely with manufacturing clients with product recalls to protect product customers while maintaining brand integrity and goodwill, ensure best practices, and avoid regulatory fines and liability. 

Experience

Lee helps product manufacturers and food & beverage producers every day to address and solve a wide variety of complex legal issues involving: 

  • Product liability litigation 
  • Product recalls 
  • Regulatory compliance 
    • Food & beverage product labeling 
    • Conducting and reporting product recalls 
  • Commercial disputes and litigation 
  • Mediation 
  • Arbitration 
  • Preliminary injunctions 
  • Product labeling and warnings

Client Results

  • Successfully defend or resolve multiple cases for global medical device manufacturer in state and federal courts regarding various medical devices, including hip and knee replacements, spinal products, pain pumps, and biological devices.

  • Advised manufacturers through timely and effective product recall campaigns administered by the FDA (food products) and the CPSC (consumer products).

  • Successfully defended large plastic resin manufacturer in product liability lawsuits throughout numerous jurisdictions concerning high temperature plastic vent pipe used on high-efficiency, gas-fired appliances. 

  • Prosecuted individual cases and class actions in several state and federal courts for homeowners with defective in-floor hydronic radiant heating hose, obtaining over $30 million in jury verdicts and a $325 million national class action settlement.

  • Successfully litigated and resolved numerous mass-tort, product liability suits on behalf of a pharmaceutical manufacturer related to weight-loss drugs.

  • Obtained preliminary and permanent injunctions to allow client to assume management of limited partnership.

  • Successfully defended company against temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for concerning trade secrets and non-competition agreement.

  • Successfully prosecuted complaints against political committees for failure to disclose coordinated campaign expenses.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member 
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • Denver Bar Association, Member 
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association, Member 
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, Member 
  • Colorado Common Cause, Board of Directors, 2003–2010 
  • Denver Children’s Home, Board of Directors, 2009–present
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