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Angela DiGiglio

Fax +1.212.536.3901

Ms. DiGiglio’s practice is focused on product liability and personal injury matters. Her experience in toxic tort litigation extends through all aspects of client defense, from discovery through hearings, trial, and appeal. Ms. DiGiglio has served as lead trial counsel for a number of clients and she has a proven record of success in negotiating both individual claims as well as group settlements. She has served as coordinating counsel for her clients, supervising local counsel in various states.

Ms. DiGiglio has represented product and equipment manufacturers and suppliers, premises owners, and vessel owners in claims related to exposures from hazardous substances and has defended companies against claims of violating Labor Law, Jones Act, unseaworthiness, as well as general negligence and strict liability claims. Her clients include manufacturers of industrial equipment, friction products, and electric and electronics equipment.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. DiGiglio was a senior associate with a mid-sized regional law firm where she represented clients in mass tort, general negligence, Labor Law and strict liability claims.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • New York State Bar Association (Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Section)
  • New York Women’s Bar Association (Legislation Committee; Membership Committee)

Speaking Engagements

Ms. DiGiglio has lectured at a number of regional seminars, including:

  • “Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment,” Perrin Conferences, December 12, 2013
  • “First Annual Upstate New York Judicial Conference on Asbestos Litigation,” October 25-26, 2010
  • Defended equipment manufacturer at trial in an asbestos-related wrongful death action involving asbestos exposure at several industrial sites in Upstate New York. Following a 3-week trial, manufacturer’s liability was limited to 4%. October 2012: Gerald Suttner v. A. W. Chesterton, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Erie, Index, No. I2010-12499 
  •  Defended equipment manufacturer at 3-week trial in wrongful death action involving asbestos exposure in Upstate New York. Defendant found 35% liable. July 2013: Lee Holdsworth v. A. W. Chesterton, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Erie, Index, No. I2012-1161. On appeal, the recklessness finding was vacated and client granted a new trial on the issue. Pienta (Holdsworth) v. A. W. Chesterton, et al., July 2016: Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fourth Department, Index No. I2012-1161
  • Oversee equipment manufacturer’s New Jersey docket and, through vigorous defense and negotiation, reduced number of compensable claims by 80%.