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John M. Hagan

John Hagan concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on representing policyholders in the manufacturing and utility industries with respect to insurance coverage disputes. He regularly advises clients on insurance coverage for, among other things, environmental property damage, asbestos liability, first party property damage losses, and business interruption. John has helped clients achieve significant insurance recoveries in coverage disputes through both litigation and negotiation. He has represented policyholders in coverage disputes in several jurisdictions across the country. In addition, John counsels clients regarding the recovery of insurance proceeds from insurers in schemes of liquidation or rehabilitation.

John also serves as Assistant General Counsel for the firm.

John joined K&L Gates in 2005.

  • Serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
  • Previously sat on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, and he also served as a “Big Brother” with that organization.
  • Participated in Leadership Pittsburgh's Leadership Development Initiative XXII.
  • “Insurance Coverage for Coal Combustion Residual Costs,” Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, 6 October 2022
  • “Bad Faith Claims,” Insurance Coverage Training Series. September 2, 2009
  • “Location, Location, Location: Strategic Considerations for Selection of Forum,” Insurance Coverage Training Series. March 13, 2009
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • ESG — what directors and officers need to know about insurance,” Reuters Legal News, 29 July 2022
  • Pennsylvania’s Trigger of Coverage for Continuous Property Damage Liabilities: Confirming the “Continuous Trigger” for Latent Environmental Claims, 53 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 103 (Fall 2017).
  • “Coverage Options for Employee Asbestos Claims,” 40 Employee Relations Law Journal No. 4, at 9 (Spring 2015).
  • “Considerations On Earthquake Coverage in Calif.,” Law360, John M. Hagan and Ngofeen Mputubwele. October 9, 2014.
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