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Lucas J. Tanglen

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Lucas J. Tanglen represents businesses seeking to maximize the value of their insurance assets. His experience representing policyholders in complex insurance matters includes product liability claims (involving asbestos, lead paint, and chemicals), directors and officers liability coverage, environmental matters, and intellectual property claims. He is experienced in drafting briefs and other court filings regarding complex issues of first impression and in taking depositions in insurance coverage actions. Mr. Tanglen has an active cyber insurance practice, in which he counsels policyholders regarding the placement and renewal of cyber policies, including negotiation of key terms of coverage. In his pro bono practice, he successfully argued a prisoner’s appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professional Background

Mr. Tanglen has a background in journalism. Before attending law school, he was a copy editor in sports and news departments at metropolitan newspapers in Pittsburgh, Spokane, Wash., and Milwaukee, Wis. During law school, he was an intern for two national non-profit organizations devoted to freedom of the press and other First Amendment rights.

  • Counsel for policyholder in advertising injury insurance coverage action involving the use of a deceased athlete’s name to advertise and market running shoes and apparel. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided unanimously in favor of our client in this case of first impression, Holyoke Mut. Ins. Co. v. Vibram USA, Inc., 106 N.E.3d 572 (Mass. 2018).
  • Represented sports entertainment industry policyholder in obtaining coverage for traumatic brain injury (CTE) claims.
  • Counsel policyholders in broad range of industries -- including manufacturing, sports, entertainment, and healthcare -- regarding the review and placement of cyber insurance policies, including with respect to cutting-edge issues such as the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Counsel for policyholder in lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment of rights to insurance coverage for asbestos liabilities under historic general liability policies.
  • Represented policyholder in obtaining insurance recovery for securities and derivative lawsuits under directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance policies.
  • Drafted dispositive motions and briefs on behalf of manufacturing client in action seeking insurance coverage for third-party environmental property damage claims.
  • Counsel policyholder regarding insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims.
  • Successfully argued pro bono client's appeal before United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, resulting in ruling that client's criminal sentence violated the multiple punishments doctrine of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the U.S. constitution. Harmon v. Lamar, 640 Fed. Appx. 175 (3d Cir. 2016).