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Donald E. Seymour

Of Counsel
Fax +1.412.355.6501

Mr. Seymour is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates.  A 1970 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he has practiced with K&L Gates his entire career, the last 25 years of which have been devoted primarily to policyholder representations in complex insurance coverage disputes.

Insurance Coverage Litigation:  Representation of corporate policyholders in counseling and litigation aimed at resolving insurance coverage disputes and maximizing policyholder coverage for mass toxic tort and product liability claims, including mediation and ADR of insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Seymour has represented policyholders in “public record” insurance coverage litigation, including Air Liquide America L.P., Alloy Rods, Inc., American Standard, Inc., American Locomotive Co./ALCO Products, Inc. successors, C.R. Bard, Inc., Crane Co., Dresser Industries, Inc. (now Halliburton Corporation), E.I. duPont de Nemours Co., Eaton Corporation, ESAB Group, Inc., Fuller Austin Company (Creditors’ Committee), Genmar Holdings, Inc., H.K. Porter Co., Harbison Walker Refractories Co., Honeywell International Inc., Koppers Industries, Inc., National Gypsum Co. – (n/k/a/ Asbestos Claims Management Corporation), PPG Industries, Inc., United Technologies Corporation, UOP LLC, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and Worthington Corporation.

Mr. Seymour has also been involved in asbestos coverage issues arising in the context of the bankruptcies of H.K. Porter Co., National Gypsum Company, Fuller Austin Company, Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, and Quigley Corporation.

Professional Background

Mr. Seymour served as the Administrative Partner of the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates from 1993 through 1998.

Mr. Seymour has lectured on continuing legal education programs dealing with trial and appellate commercial litigation topics, including toxic tort and insurance coverage topics, for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mealey’s Publications, and other organizations. He was designated as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia magazine in 2006 and 2009. Philadelphia magazine has also recognized him as a “One of Pennsylvania’s Top Insurance Coverage Attorneys” in 2009. Mr. Seymour was named the Pittsburgh Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers in America’s 2012 edition. In addition, he has been named as one of the top rated insurance lawyers for 2012 by the Corporate Counsel & The National Law Journal, and also named in Best Lawyers’, Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)
  • American Bar Association (Civil Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association