Firm Profile > Troutman Pepper > Pittsburgh, United States

Troutman Pepper
Pittsburgh Union Trust Building
501 Grant Street, Suite 300
PITTSBURGH, PA 15219-4429
United States

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 2

Acting for pharmaceutical, medical device and health sciences companies, Troutman Pepper has broad-based expertise in litigation, with mass torts being a particular strength. The firm also provides counseling at every stage of the R&D process, including risk evaluation, and related fields of regulatory compliance, clinical trials, marketing and IP protection. Philadelphia-based Barry Boise has experience defending contested product liability litigation, state attorney general litigation, multi-state investigations and consumer fraud litigation. The New York team was strengthened in 2019 by the arrival of healthcare, science and IP specialists Michael Goldman, Gunnar Leinberg and Andrew Zappia from LeClairRyan. Additionally, the Detroit office was boosted by the arrival of Serene Katranji, who joined from Seyburn Kahn, P.C. in 2019.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

Eli Lilly and Company

Medtronic

National Football League

CertainTeed Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

C.R. Bard

Collegium Pharmaceutical

LivaNova

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

Troutman Pepper has a highly developed FERC practice thanks to the expertise of highly praised Washington DC partner Amie Colby and her wider team. The group is also noted for its hydropower experience and regulatory experience before multiple state utility commissions. In Atlanta, Brandon Marzo frequently represents clients before state commissions in Georgia and the Carolinas.

Practice head(s):

Brandon Marzo; Amie Colby

Key clients

Consolidated Edison Energy

PacifiCorp

Georgia Power

Southern Company

Dominion Energy

Duke Energy Progress

Louisville Gas & Electric

Public Service Company of New Mexico

City of Seattle

WEC Energy

Wisconsin Electric Power

Chelan County Public Utility District

Grand River Dam Authority

NorthWestern Energy

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

The construction practice at Troutman Pepper concentrates on disputes work, both in federal or state court and arbitration forums. Michael Subak chairs the practice from Philadelphia, where he represents owners, construction managers and subcontractors in significant capital projects across the energy, infrastructure and commercial development sectors. Pittsburgh-based Albert Bates and Ralph Finizio provide strong support, along with Marion Hack in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Michael Subak

Other key lawyers:

Finance > Project finance

Troutman Pepper comes highly recommended for its cradle-to-grave expertise in renewables projects. The firm has strong teams working out of Los Angeles and New York, with the west coast lawyers perhaps more weighted to the sponsor side, and the east coast lawyers weighted towards the lenders. The team is ultimately praised for its full service offering that encompasses greenfield project finance and tax equity investments, as well as latter stage refinancings, acquisitions, and divestments. Among the partners, Los Angeles-based co-head John Leonti is noted for his  handle on related financial derivatives work, while his New York based co-head Craig Kline has a strong focus on structured finance and tax equity. Other key individuals include New York's Hayden Baker and associate Vaughn Morrison, and up-and-coming partner Christine Bynes in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

John Leonti; Craig Kline

Testimonials

‘The team has great experience with the renewables power sector from all perspectives – advising owners, tax equity investors and lenders. Further, the team has been adding capabilities as the market evolves from utility PPAs to other means of securing project revenues. These new methods come with their own challenges and the Troutman Sanders team is staying ahead of the trends’

‘The Troutman team has been universally supportive of our corporate growth and consistently demonstrate their comfort across a wide breadth of legal practices including international renewable energy contracts, financing and complex corporate matters. Equally important; they are fair and flexible when it comes to fees and are open to working within the unnatural rhythm of the project development cycle’

‘Experienced, client focused and willing to step out of the way to educate and help clients about issues’

‘Very business friendly, diligent and smart. Customers like them’

‘Craig Kline and his team represent the gold standard in renewable energy counsel. Together, with John Leonti, the partners pack a punch. Equally impressive are the associates, namely Vaughn Morrison’

Key clients

Southern Power Company

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

EDF Renewable Energy

Consolidated Edison Development

Cypress Creek Renewables

Dominion Energy

Fifth Third Bank

BNRG Renewables

M&T Bank

Geronimo Energy

Generate Capital

Leandlease Energy Development

JP Morgan

The Huntington National Bank

NextEra Energy Resources

Solar Liberty

I Squared Capital

Duke Energy Renewables

Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 4

Troutman Pepper is highly rated for its connections to the oil and gas pipeline industry and its work on storage, terminal and LNG facilities. The practice advises a significant number of oil and gas pipeline companies, and has experience in the LNG and terminal storage facilities sector; it also has expertise in obtaining FERC authorizations, tariff and rate cases, FERC enforcement proceedings and FERC rule making mandates. Atlanta partner Catherine Little is rated for storage, terminal and LNG facilities regulatory compliance and enforcement defense mandates, Washington DC's Lisanne Crowley specialises in the federal regulation of natural gas, and Amie Colby leads the regulatory and finance department from DC.

Practice head(s):

Amie Colby; Catherine Little

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Archuleta; Lisanne Crowley

Testimonials

Very broad knowledge and experience base covering all areas of our needs including electric, natural gas and hydro.

Quick to respond to one-off questions and formal engagements. Very willing to bring in other in house experts if issues are better served by others.

Key clients

Enbridge

Energy Transfer

SCG/SCANA Group

Iroquois Gas Transmission System

Upper Midwest Shipper Group

Enterprise Products

The Williams Companies / Transco

WEC Energy Group

Spire

Southern Company Gas

DCP Midstream

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 4

Troutman Pepper has 'great experience within the renewables power sector from all perspectives - advising owners, tax equity investors and lenders' on their transactional and operational work across solar, hydropower and wind projects. Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach across corporate, financing, tax and regulatory competences, the team has a 'depth of knowledge and experience' across utility-scale projects and customer-sited distributed generation. John Leonti and Craig Kline co-head the team out of Orange County and New York, respectively, with Leonti providing niche expertise in relation to hedge transactions utilizing renewables-related financial derivatives.

Practice head(s):

John Leonti; Craig Kline

Other key lawyers:

Hayden Baker; Chuck Sensiba; Christine Byrnes

Testimonials

The firm has a depth of knowledge and experience in handling situations as the transaction progresses.

The team has a clear grasp of practical ways to solve issues.

It has great experience within the renewables power sector from all perspective – advising owners, tax equity investors and lenders.

The team has been adding capabilities as the market evolves from utility PPAs to other means of securing project revenues. These new methods come with their own challenges and the Troutman Sanders team is staying ahead of the trends.

Key clients

Southern Power Company

Wells Fargo Bank

EDF Renewable Energy

Consolidated Edison  Development, Inc.

Cypress Creek Renewables

Dominion Energy

Fifth Third Bank

BNRG Renewables

M&T Bank

Geronimo Energy

Generate Capital, Inc.

Leandlease Energy Development

JP Morgan

The Huntington National Bank

NextEra Energy Resources

National Hydropower Association

I Squared Capital

Duke Energy Renewables

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

Avangrid Renewables

PacifiCorp

Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 4

Combining strong trial capabilities with thorough environmental experience, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP provides legal support to domestic and international clients from a range of sectors, namely chemical manufacturing, mining, energy, public utilities as well as wastewater treatment. The firm fields a strong environmental appeals team, and is proficient in cost recovery actions, air and water pollution control, Superfund and toxic tort litigation, as well as matters involving endangered species and climate change issues. Based in Los Angeles, Mark Elliott chairs the nationwide environmental practice. Elliot's experience covers Proposition 65, CEQA as well as property contamination, toxic torts and the Clean Water Act. Co-head Jeffrey Knight specializes in litigation under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act; he is based in Washington DC. The practice is also overseen by Margaret Rosegay in San Francisco and Amanda Halter in Houston. Cross-border contamination cases are an area of focus for Austin-based Christopher McNevin; while Matthew Morrison is a name to note in the DC office for enforcement defense. Enforcement actions are also an area of strength for Michael McDonough, who is based in Los Angeles.

Working in close cooperation with the firm-wide regulatory team, Troutman Pepper's environmental litigation and toxic tort practice acts for clients across a range of industries. Citizen suits, mass tort, class actions and enforcement defense are all typical mandates for the department, which has a proven track record in environmental litigation involving climate change, the Clean Air Act, RCRA and Clean Water Act. Atlanta-based Catherine Little and Fitzgerald Veira jointly lead the team, which also includes Brooks Smith in the Richmond office and Kevin Desharnais in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Mark Elliott; Margaret Rosegay; Amanda Halter; Jeffrey Knight

Other key lawyers:

Christopher McNevin; Sheila Harvey; Matthew Morrison; Michael McDonough; Norman Carlin

Key clients

TopBuild

Arkema

Chesapeake Energy

DuPont

Waste Management

Chevron Corporation

Valero Energy Corporation

BAE Systems

Teck Metals

Western States Petroleum Association

Practice head(s):

Catherine Little; Fitzgerald Veira

Other key lawyers:

Brooks Smith; Margaret Campbell; Kevin Desharnais; Mack McGuffey

Key clients

Dominion Energy

PacifiCorp

Deere and Company

National Mining Association

City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Red River Coal Company

Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance

Remet Corporation

Southern Company; Georgia Power

Murray Energy

Republic Services

Southern Mills (d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics)

WASCO

Industry focus > Environment: regulatory Tier 4

Based in Atlanta, Troutman Pepper advises domestic and international corporates, trade associations, non-profits and municipal bodies on a huge range of compliance and enforcement matters. The team has a broad service offering covering regulatory issues associated with waste water and retail waste management, as well as climate change and endangered species issues. Catherine Little oversees the practice alongside Fitzgerald Veira, who specializes in environmental and nuclear regulatory matters involving the Clean Water Act and NEPA. Randy Brogdon is the name to note for environmental compliance at federal, state and local level, while Byron Kirkpatrick is a contact for environmental policy, permitting and enforcement matters.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Little; Fitzgerald Veira

Other key lawyers:

Randy Brogdon; Andrea Wortzel; Greg Blount; Byron Kirkpatrick; Houston Shaner

Key clients

Arizona Attorney General

Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Dominion Energy)

Delta Air Lines

Enbridge

Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council (CEEC)

Grand River Dam Authority

Kiewit Corporation

SUEZ Environment North America

Deere and Company

PacifiCorp

Georgia Power Company

Mar-Jac Poultry

MFG Chemical

Industry focus > Environment: transactional Tier 4

Troutman Pepper stands out in particular for its experience advising oil and natural gas pipeline companies. Indeed, the team is often called upon to act as lead environmental counsel in renewable power projects across the country, counseling on environment and climate change issues surrounding development, acquisitions, financing, among others. The nationwide environmental and natural resources practice is jointly led by Catherine Little and Fitzgerald Veira, both in Atlanta. Other key figures include Raleigh-based Sean Sullivan, who focuses on areas such as brownfield redevelopment, in addition to environmental compliance and transactional due diligence; and Andrew Perel in New York, who advises on environmental risk management and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Little; Fitzgerald Veira

Other key lawyers:

Sean Sullivan; Andrew Perel; Angela Levin

Testimonials

‘The Environmental group is creative and adaptable.  Most issues that arise are not black and white and I have had positive outcomes as a result of this group’s ability to utilize resources within the firm to provide practical approaches to complex matters.’

‘Sean Sullivan and Lisa Zak make a great team.  Working with both of them has been a pleasure and a true team effort.’

Key clients

Consolidated Edison Development

I Squared Capital

UBS

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking – SGCIB

Resource Environmental Solutions

Duke Energy Renewables

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 4

Troutman Pepper handles D&O liability claims involving securities and derivative litigation, professional liability coverage, hedge fund and financial institution claims, and high damages employment matters, in addition to ERISA, antitrust, and bankruptcy litigation. The team has handled coverage matters arising from opioids, tobacco, asbestos, soccer concussions, and environmental contamination. Richard Pratt, who focuses on litigation and counseling for insurers in mass tort lawsuits,  jointly leads the practice with professional liability expert Charles Jones. Both are based in Washington DC, though the group also has offices in New York and Orange County.

Practice head(s):

Richard Pratt; Charles Jones

Other key lawyers:

Bill O’Neill; Jonathan Constine; Jennifer Mathis; Kevin Kiefer

Key clients

Farmers New World Life Insurance Group

Osprey Underwriting Agency

Beazley

AXA XL

Starr Surplus Lines

Zurich

Chubb

XL Catlin

ACE Europe

Lloyd’s of London

Real estate > Real estate Tier 5

Troutman Pepper handles leasing deals in relation to office and industrial properties, in addition to retail leases, including those at shopping centers. Ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions are a further strength, as are acquisitions and dispositions of office, hotel and resort, mixed-use and multi-family properties. Headed by Anthony Greene in Atlanta, the team also has core expertise in development agreements, portfolio management and operation and build-to-suit transactions.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Greene

Other key lawyers:

Randal Lejuwaan; Patrick Ridinger; Michael Tomlinson

Testimonials

Key clients

Cousins Properties

Crescent Communities

PacifiCorp

Walnut Hill Capital

Spectrum Properties

Korea Post

Interwest Capital

Domestic Value-Add Fund

German Pension Fund

Trinity Capital Partners

Parkway Properties

Copper River Country Club/The Tatham Family

With more than 425 lawyers in 14 offices across the United States, we use the unique skills and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices, and the depth of our experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues.

The firm has grown from a two-person law office, formed in 1890 in Philadelphia, to a sophisticated, large law firm with a national and international practice. While much about Pepper Hamilton is new and different from its beginnings, it retains traditional values, passed down through the decades: respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to the client’s cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.

Main areas of practice
Construction: represents contractors, public and private owners, developers, subcontractors, architects, engineers and sureties in contract negotiations, arbitration, mediation and litigation.

Corporate and securities: represents public and private companies in M&A activities, corporate governance, disclosure, securities compliance and enforcement, and other business matters; and private equity and venture funds in fund formation, investments, buy-outs and other transactions.

Corporate restructuring and bankruptcy: represents creditors, debtors, trustees, commercial lenders, examiners and other parties in insolvencies involving a wide range of industries, with particularly notable experience in the food, asbestos, energy, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and automotive industries.

Environment and energy: represents manufacturers, public and private utilities, insurance companies, renewable energy developers, trade associations, land owners, large institutional organizations, and oil and gas producers with environmental, regulatory and commercial issues.

Financial services: represents sophisticated institutional lenders and borrowers in leveraged transactions, secured financings, securitizations and litigation; and investment advisory fund formation and regulation.

Health sciences: represents clients across the health sciences spectrum, from discovery of new therapies to delivery of patient care. Key areas include pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and counseling, health care services, life sciences, intellectual property, and state Attorney General litigation.

Intellectual property: procures IP rights and resolve disputes, including patents, copyrights, trade marks, trade secret protection, unfair competition, false advertising, and defamation, publicity and privacy issues.

International: represents major national and multinational corporations, emerging businesses, foreign governments, trade associations, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Labor and employment: represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, from management counseling to complex employment litigation.

Tax: structures businesses and transactions to improve local, state, national and international tax efficiency. Assists clients with proactive tax planning, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings, reorganizations, restructurings, liquidations and structured finance vehicles.

Trial and dispute resolution: represents clients in complex contract, corporate governance, securities, ERISA and antitrust litigation, and alternative dispute resolution in single case, class action and MDL contexts.

White-collar litigation and investigations: the team includes a highly skilled group of former federal and state prosecutors and experienced corporate counsel with unparalleled expertise in white-collar defense and regulatory enforcement, corporate investigations, compliance and ethics.

Chair, executive committee: Thomas M Gallagher
Managing partner: Thomas J Cole, Jr

Other offices: Berwyn, PA, Boston, Detroit, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, CA, Pittsburgh, Princeton, NJ, Rochester, NY, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE

Number of lawyers: 450
Total staff: 1,000

Department Name Email Telephone
Construction Michael P Subak
Corporate and securities Matthew M Greenberg
Corporate restructuring and bankruptcy Todd A Feinsmith
Corporate restructuring and bankruptcy David M Fournier
Employee benefits David M Kaplan
Environment and energy Todd C Fracassi
Financial services John M Ford
Financial services Henry Liu
Health sciences Rachael M Bushey
Intellectual property William D Belanger
International James D Rosener
Labor and employment Matthew V DelDuca
Real estate Matthew J Swett
Tax Joan C Arnold
Trial and dispute resolution Brian P Downey
White-collar litigation and investigations Michael A Schwartz
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Number of Lawyers : 450
Total Staff : 1,000
Chair, Executive Committee : Thomas M Gallagher
Managing Partner : Thomas J Cole, Jr
Other Offices : Berwyn, PA
Other Offices : Boston
Other Offices : Detroit
Other Offices : Harrisburg
Other Offices : Los Angeles
Other Offices : New York
Other Offices : Orange County, CA
Other Offices : Pittsburgh
Other Offices : Princeton, NJ
Other Offices : Rochester, NY
Other Offices : Silicon Valley
Other Offices : Washington, DC
Other Offices : Wilmington, DE