Duane Morris LLP
625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3112
Phone: +1 412 497 1000
Fax: +1 412 497 1001
The Pittsburgh office of Duane Morris provides a strong western Pennsylvania presence to complement the firm's existing base in the eastern part of the Commonwealth. Lawyers in our Pittsburgh office provide a full range of legal services in our Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property, Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring and Trial practice groups.
The trial lawyers in our Pittsburgh office handle a variety of corporate and commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, securities, intellectual property, derivative action, creditors' rights, class action, products liability and employment litigation, contract and Uniform Commercial Code cases, as well as First Amendment and media law issues. Our Pittsburgh-based lawyers also have an active construction law practice, representing owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors, and design professionals. The construction law practitioners are experienced in contract drafting and negotiation, as well as project counseling.
We also handle other commercial and technology-related litigation matters, as well as technology and Internet corporate counseling as a litigation-avoidance tool. Our areas of focus include e-commerce, information technology contracts, privacy, and web and workplace technology planning and policy.
In addition to labor and employment matters, our lawyers also have experience litigating other types of complex business disputes, including accountant malpractice actions, breach of contract claims, cases involving alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, enforcement of restrictive covenants arising out of employment relationships and insurance coverage disputes.
Duane Morris' appellate lawyers handle appeals at all levels of the federal and state court systems in nearly all areas of substantive law and legal procedure, from writ proceedings involving a single pretrial motion to appeals involving some of the largest and most complex civil jury trials in the nation. We work with clients and trial counsel to prepare post-trial motions, to plan and prepare for possible appeals, and to evaluate the merits and likely outcomes of appeals. Duane Morris also frequently appears as amicus curiae on behalf of individual clients or industry groups, providing an opportunity for clients to be heard in cases involving issues that affect their interests. Our appellate attorneys have handled hundreds of appeals and writ proceedings, including cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars in liability. With both a "core" group of appellate attorneys and a broader group of attorneys with appellate experience in specific substantive areas, such as intellectual property, antitrust, bankruptcy, employment, and administrative law, Duane Morris provides a full range of experienced appellate representation to meet our clients' diverse needs.
Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring
Our Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group handles matters in the areas of creditors' rights, insolvency and bankruptcy law, commercial law, and corporate and real estate finance. The bankruptcy practice emphasizes representation of creditors in chapter 7, chapter 11 and chapter 13 cases, as well as representation of court-appointed trustees in chapter 7 and chapter 11 cases. Our Group also represents debtors, including publicly traded companies, in complex chapter 11 cases. Our attorneys have significant experience in dealing with international insolvency matters. The Group's creditors' rights practice emphasizes representing lenders and borrowers in workouts and the restructuring of commercial loans, secured transactions, lease transactions and pursuit of creditors' remedies in commercial litigation matters.
In addition, our Group has a strong financial services practice. In particular, we concentrate in the areas of commercial finance and lending, real and personal property secured transactions, and Uniform Commercial Code issues. Our finance practice emphasizes representing lenders and borrowers in documenting and negotiating real and personal property loans and secured transactions, including revolving lines of credit, asset-based loans, securitized credits and construction financing.
Lawyers in our Corporate Practice have comprehensive backgrounds that span the wide variety of issues related to general corporate and corporate finance law. Our attorneys have represented corporations in scores of venture capital, public offering and debt financing transactions, and have worked as principal negotiators, as well as legal advisors in transactions with federal, state and local government agencies. Our attorneys are also engaged in international matters, representing overseas companies acquiring U.S. companies, and representing U.S. companies in establishing foreign offices, subsidiaries and distribution networks. Our overseas transactional practice has involved parties in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
Employment and Labor Relations
Our employment lawyers have significant experience in defending against claims asserted for race, sex, age and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and breach of express and implied employment contracts. Our attorneys are also experienced in representing and counseling employers regarding traditional labor issues, including representation of employers before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practice proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitration proceedings, and civil litigation involving claims for breach of collective bargaining agreements; counseling corporate and business clients concerning obligations under both state and federal employment statutes, including ERISA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and state and federal fair employment practice statutes; and representation of employers in state and federal injunction proceedings involving employee mass picketing or wildcat strikes.