• Share
  • Email
  • Print

Jeffrey J. Meagher

Partner
+1.412.355.8359
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Meagher is a partner in the Pittsburgh office. He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. He has broad litigation and arbitration experience.

In the insurance coverage area, Mr. Meagher represents corporate policyholders seeking coverage under many different types of insurance policies. His recent insurance coverage experience includes cases involving commercial general liability policies, “Bermuda Form” excess liability policies, pollution liability policies, professional liability policies, directors and officers (D&O) policies, corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) policies, property policies and energy package policies. He also counsels clients regarding their insurance coverage programs outside of litigation.

In the commercial litigation area, Mr. Meagher represents both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes arising out of a wide variety of commercial transactions. His recent commercial litigation experience includes representing energy sector clients in oil and gas lease disputes, title disputes and an appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In addition to his core practice areas, Mr. Meagher represents pro bono clients seeking Protection From Abuse orders, and has represented the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in an appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Professional Background

Prior to law school, Mr. Meagher served on the staff of then-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD).

Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage Training Series (K&L Gates), Jan. 14, 2015
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, Insurance Coverage Training Series (K&L Gates), Aug. 4, 2010 (co-presenter).

  • Representing policyholder in federal court in West Virginia seeking coverage for a class action settlement
  • Representing U.S. policyholder in “Bermuda Form” arbitration seated in London seeking coverage for a class action settlement
  • Advising U.S.-based oil and gas company on insurance coverage issues arising out of an onshore pipeline spill in Canada
  • Represented a large oil and gas service company in two “Bermuda Form” arbitrations seated in London seeking coverage for a class action settlement
  • Represented Bayer Corporation subsidiary in litigation in Pennsylvania state court against Genworth Life Insurance Company regarding corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) policies
  • Advised a large oil and gas company on insurance coverage issues arising out of two onshore pipeline spill incidents in Pennsylvania
  • Represented Northwest Natural Gas Company in litigation in Oregon state court against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London and various other excess insurers regarding insurance coverage for historic environmental liabilities
  • Advised a mid-sized oil and gas service company on insurance coverage issues arising out of an explosion
  • Advised a large oil and gas company on insurance coverage issues arising out of alleged methane migration
  • Represented Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners LLC in litigation against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London in Texas state court regarding insurance coverage for offshore wreck removal costs following Hurricane Katrina
  • Represented a large oil and gas company in title disputes
  • Represented a small oil and gas operator in a lease dispute