Carolyn M Branthoover


K&L Gates Center, 210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613

United States of America

Ms. Branthoover practices in the area of complex commercial litigation and international arbitration. In addition to representing Fortune 100 companies and investors in litigation, including trials, arising out of complex commercial transactions, she has considerable experience with respect to insurance coverage disputes arising under a wide variety of liability and property policies related to environmental, toxic tort, employment, business interruption, and product liabilities. She has represented major industrial and commercial clients in numerous state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Washington, and she has acted as lead trial counsel in a number of high stakes disputes before both U.S. courts and international arbitration tribunals under the Rules of the AAA, ICDR and LCIA. In 2006, she represented an aluminum distributor in securing a $59.6 million jury verdict in a UCC breach of warranties case tried in federal court in Washington. This verdict was among the top 100 U.S. verdicts of 2006, ranking 27th.


  • B.A., Western New England College (1979)
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1982)
    (Managing Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review)


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