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Laura K. Veith

Associate
+1.412.355.7456
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Laura Veith concentrates her law practice in the area of commercial litigation, with a particular focus in insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Veith is experienced in many stages of litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

Ms. Veith’s commercial litigation experience includes commercial contract, warranty, and product liability cases. In the insurance coverage arena, Ms. Veith represents policyholder interests in a variety of insurance coverage disputes, including long-tail asbestos and environmental liabilities, claims under employers’ liability policies, professional liability policies, general liability policies, and business interruption policies.

Specifically, Ms. Veith has broad pre-trial litigation experience, including managing complex discovery schedules, conducting fact depositions, motions practice, and assisting with drafting key dispositive motions and appellate briefs.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Veith was a Pre-Trial Chamber legal clerk for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. In addition, Ms. Veith was a legal intern to President Judge Jeffrey A. Manning of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in 2015 and Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2013. Ms. Veith was a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2014. Before her career in law, Ms. Veith developed a civics and citizenship program for and taught classes to recently settled refugees and immigrants seeking citizenship. Ms. Veith was also a high school teacher in rural Thailand.

Achievements

  • Duquesne University School of Law Distinguished Student Award, 2015
  • Semi Finalist, National Trial Competition

Additional Information

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
Insurance Coverage
  • Counsel to policyholders, including manufacturers, utility providers, and local governments, involved in multi-insurer coverage litigation relating to asbestos and environmental liabilities in a variety of U.S. jurisdictions
  • Counsel to major aggregate and building material supplier relating to employer liability claims
  • Counsel to policyholders seeking coverage for natural disasters under property and business interruption policies
  • Counsel to ranch developer in connection with professional liability claims
Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
  •  Counsel to hospital in real estate dispute
  • Represent engineered metals manufacturer and aluminum manufacturer in commercial contract, product liability and personal injury cases in a variety of U.S. jurisdictions
  • Represent machine manufacturer in personal injury action arising out of an alleged defective product
  • Counsel to manufacturer relating to potential recall issues