Lucas J. Tanglen practices commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex insurance coverage matters. His experience representing insurance policyholders includes mass tort product liability matters, intellectual property claims, and directors and officers (D&O) coverage, among many other types of insurance-related representations. His litigation experience includes taking the depositions of insurers’ corporate designees and drafting numerous critical court filings, including motions for summary judgment, appellate briefs, motions to compel discovery, and declaratory judgment complaints.
Mr. Tanglen is also experienced in defamation and antitrust matters, intellectual property litigation, and toxic torts. In his pro bono practice, he successfully argued a prisoner’s appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and he has drafted several appellate briefs in pro bono cases.
Before joining K&L Gates, Mr. Tanglen was a law clerk at the Washington, D.C. office of a boutique media law firm, where he was involved in matters concerning defamation, copyright, and trademarks. He also worked on freedom of speech issues as a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union’s national legislative office in Washington, D.C. and for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, also in Washington, D.C. Before attending law school, Mr. Tanglen was a journalist at metropolitan newspapers in Pittsburgh, Spokane, Wash., and Milwaukee, Wis.