Mr. Porcello is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage litigation, including strategic advice to assist corporate clients in addressing the implications of litigation challenges across their businesses. He also defends corporate clients facing government investigations of alleged criminal conduct and counsels clients responding to grand jury subpoenas. As part of his practice, Mr. Porcello regularly advises clients regarding cost-effective solutions to complicated e-discovery issues.
Commercial Litigation Mr. Porcello has significant experience in major litigation defending claims asserted under the Lanham Act, antitrust statutes, and state law relating to the marketing and sale of high technology products and mass-market consumer products. He has advised clients in the United States and abroad regarding the marketing of products and services in compliance with U.S. state and federal law. Mr. Porcello also has experience in high-stakes intellectual property litigation, including as a core member of the team that obtained a $1.17 billion verdict for a client in 2012 in a patent infringement case, which ultimately settled for $750 million. In addition, he has broad experience with contract disputes and products liability.
Mr. Porcello has developed a particular expertise in international discovery, including taking and defending depositions in Canada and Europe in compliance with relevant international treaties and related requirements imposed by local governments.
Insurance CoverageMr. Porcello represents corporate policyholders, both in the United States and abroad, seeking coverage for significant products liability, property damage, and business interruption losses. He also provides strategic advice regarding the management of underlying products liability claims to maximize insurance recovery.
Government Enforcement Mr. Porcello has experience defending corporate clients against government investigations in the financial services sector, focusing on Bank Secrecy Act and AML issues. He also advises clients regarding how to appropriately and cost-effectively respond to grand jury subpoenas. In addition, Mr. Porcello has experience defending parallel commercial litigation and shareholder derivative actions in state and federal court relating to government investigations of alleged FCPA violations.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Porcello served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Alan N. Bloch of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.