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James R. Segerdahl

James Segerdahl serves as Global Managing Partner of K&L Gates. He has handled a variety of complex litigation and related counseling matters, representing and advising clients regarding a wide range of commercial issues. He is a leading insurance coverage lawyer, designated in the area by "The Best Lawyers in America," and has represented Fortune 500 and other policyholder clients in significant matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Jim has litigated on behalf of clients in jurisdictions across the country, has written and lectured extensively on insurance coverage and other issues, is a co-author of Policyholder’s Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage (1997), a treatise published by Aspen Law & Business and updated annually, and served as executive editor of the Journal of Insurance Coverage (a quarterly publication of Aspen Law & Business published from 1998-2002).

  • Board Member: Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Board Member: United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in the United Kingdom
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "Recent Developments in Buildings' Risk Insurance Coverage: M.A. Mortenson Co. v. Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America," Mealey's Litigation Report: Construction Defects, March 2000, and republished in Mealey’s Litigation Report: Emerging Insurance Disputes
  • "Liability Insurance for the Policyholder’s Alleged Negligence." Can Policyholder’s Really Lose Coverage Because of a Third Party’s State of Mind?," Journal of Insurance Coverage, Autumn 1999
  • "Insurance Coverage for Business Torts," of Insurance Coverage, Winter 1998
  • "Policyholder’s Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage," Aspen, 1997
  • "The Choice-of-Law Dispute in Comprehensive Environmental Coverage Litigation: Has Help Arrived from the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project?," Louisiana Law Review, March 1994
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, "The 2022 Pittsburgh Power 100," City & State Pennsylvania, 11 April 2022
  • Mentioned, “The 2020 Power 100,” Pittsburgh Business Times, 17 January 2020 
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