Dave Osipovich is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. An experienced litigator, Mr. Osipovich focuses his practice on high-stakes complex commercial disputes, as well as insurance recovery on behalf of corporate policyholders. Mr. Osipovich has extensive first-hand experience with all phases of litigation, from initial fact investigation through trial and appeal.
Currently, Mr. Osipovich is first-chairing multiple complex commercial litigation matters involving claims for breach-of-contract and fraud. Mr. Osipovich is also part of a team pursuing several hundred-million dollars’ worth of insurance-recovery proceeds for a Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer.
Mr. Osipovich’s complex commercial litigation experience includes handling commercial lease disputes, commercial contract disputes, oil-and-gas disputes, construction disputes, and shareholder disputes. He has litigated cases involving breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing, trespass, invasion of privacy, civil conspiracy, and product liability.
Mr. Osipovich’s insurance experience includes recovering insurance proceeds for corporate policyholders under general liability policies, all-risk property policies, business interruption policies, employment practices liability policies, and excess workers compensation policies. He has handled coverage disputes involving third-party environmental damage claims, third-party toxic-exposure bodily-injury claims, wrongful termination claims, workers compensation claims, and first-party property claims.
Mr. Osipovich’s clients include representatives of a wide variety of industries, including food and beverage, aerospace, telecommunications infrastructure, software, energy, health care, and heavy manufacturing. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, California, Illinois, Oregon, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
In addition to his core practice, Mr. Osipovich represents pro bono clients in Eighth Amendment prisoners’-rights cases.
Mr. Osipovich holds a doctorate in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Mr. Osipovich published a number of articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and held tenure-track teaching positions at Marist College and Eastern Washington University. He has also taught philosophy at Allegheny College and the College of William and Mary.
- “R.T. Vanderbilt Clarifies Key Long-Tail Liability Issues of Connecticut First Impression,” American Bar Association, 24 April 2017