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Paul E. Del Vecchio

Partner
+1.412.355.6243
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Del Vecchio is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.  He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, including insurance coverage litigation and counseling.  He has been involved in asbestos and environmental insurance coverage cases in numerous jurisdictions.  He has substantial experience litigating on behalf of policyholders in cases involving Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London and London Market Insurance Companies.  He has handled numerous insurance matters involving first-party property losses.  In addition, he has substantial experience in handling policyholder claims with insolvent London Market and domestic insurance companies.  Mr. Del Vecchio has also had significant involvement in litigating general commercial cases, including RICO securities fraud class action suits, commercial mortgage foreclosure proceedings, replevin actions and tax credit matters.

Professional Background

Mr. Del Vecchio has practiced in K&L Gates’ Commercial Disputes Resolution Practice Area and its Insurance Coverage Practice Group since his graduation from law school in 1993. He has served on both the Hiring Committee and Associate Development Committee for the firm’s Pittsburgh office, and has served as the Mentoring Coordinator for the Pittsburgh office’s mentoring program for new lawyers.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Discovery of Underwriters at Lloyd’s: The Equitas Collection” presented at Lloyd’s and Equitas 2001 Conference sponsored by American Bar Association, May 24, 2001 (Chicago, IL)
  • “Understanding Lloyd’s and Equitas” presented at Insurance 101 Conference sponsored by Mealey’s Publications, March 25, 2004 (Philadelphia, PA)
  •  “Insurance Claims Issues and Disputes” presented at Business Insurance Seminar sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute, February 25, 2005 (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • “Excess Insurer Issues” presented at Claims Made and Professional Liability Insurance Conference sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 22, 2008 and December 2, 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Panelist, Insurance Coverage Panel at Mega Superfund Sites Symposium presented jointly by the Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) and the Association of Insurance Run-Off and Reinsurance Companies (AIRROC), September 7, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Litigated insurance coverage dispute for a Pennsylvania product manufacturer regarding toxic tort bodily injury liabilities (including asbestos) through final judgment and appeals
  • Represented a Pennsylvania product manufacturer in AAA arbitration proceeding regarding insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilities
  • Represented a Pennsylvania utility regarding insurance coverage for asbestos-related bodily injury liabilities
  • Represented Pennsylvania policyholders regarding insurance coverage for asbestos-related bodily injury claims of former employees
  • Litigated insurance coverage disputes for utilities located in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Vermont regarding manufactured gas plant-related environmental liabilities and losses
  • Litigated insurance coverage disputes for asbestos-related bodily injury liabilities relating to friction materials products and refractory products
  • Litigated environmental insurance coverage disputes for Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Washington policyholders involving general liability policies and first-party property policies
  • Represented a Pennsylvania-based furniture company in first-party property insurance claim for fire loss
  • Counseling policyholders on general liability and first-party property insurance claims
  • Review and analysis of general liability and first-party property insurance policies