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pa-litigationKeegan Werlin represents businesses, banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, brokerage firms, officers, directors, shareholders, healthcare providers, municipalities and individuals in a wide variety of proceedings in state and federal courts, arbitrations, agency hearings and mediations.  Our attorneys handle litigation matters from inception to resolution and at all critical points in between, from the early evaluation of claims and defenses up through the appeals process.

Contract Litigation
Keegan Werlin represents clients in matters concerning parties’ expectations, rights and obligations arising out of express and/or implied agreements, including but not limited to agreements involving complex commercial services, licensing, employment, manufacturing, healthcare services, corporate governance, secured transactions, insurance coverage, and consumer goods and products.

Corporate Governance and Shareholder Derivative Disputes
Keegan Werlin provides strategic legal counsel and representation to boards, individual directors, officers and shareholders in a variety of direct, derivative and class action cases involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, federal securities laws, secured transactions partnership and shareholder disputes, dissolutions of companies and other corporate control litigation.

Healthcare Litigation
Keegan Werlin represents healthcare providers, including physicians, hospitals and privatized healthcare institutions, in matters brought under the federal and state anti-kickback statute, Stark Law and related self-referral regulations.  We further counsel healthcare providers in connection with governmental and third-party payer audits and investigations. In addition, we represent our clients in matters arising from the treatment of private and high profile patients, managed care disputes, malpractice claims, as well as breach of contract and fraud claims.

Intellectual Property
Keegan Werlin represents clients in protecting intellectual property rights and assets in the areas of copyright infringement, trademark dilutions and infringement, licensing and ownership disputes, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, trade dress and right of publicity violations.

Environmental
Keegan Werlin represents clients in pre-trial, trial and appellate litigation in the area of environmental law. The firm represents clients in a broad spectrum of cases arising out of the issuance or denial of local, state and federal permits involving environmental impacts, as well as cost recovery actions under Superfund and Chapter 21E. These cases include administrative hearings and appeals, defense of government enforcement efforts, and affirmative challenges to such permits by abutters and citizens groups. The firm’s broad experience in these litigation matters stems from its extensive work representing numerous companies in the energy business and many proponents of large and complex development projects, all of which has led to a strong local and regional reputation in the field.

Insurance
Keegan Werlin’s insurance litigation and counseling practice represents insurance companies, insureds and reinsurers.  Our attorneys have acted as coverage counsel for major insurance carriers, for whom we have litigated complex commercial coverage disputes. We have also acted as defense counsel for insureds of major carriers on complex directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability, errors and omissions, products liability and industrial accident matters.  We further represent clients pursuing claims under fidelity bonds and related insurance, and litigate managed healthcare disputes, claims of policy sales malpractice, claims arising out of disability, life insurance annuity policies and reinsurance disputes.

Labor and Employment
Keegan Werlin represents employers and individuals in a variety of contexts in federal and state trial and appellate courts as well as before local state and administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals.  Our lawyers have litigated cases arising out of Title VII, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and a host of other state and federal laws, including disputes involving wage and hour collections claims and collective bargaining agreements.

Products Liability Litigation
Keegan Werlin defends, resolves, prevents and manages products liability issues and litigation matters.  Our team has defended claims involving complex mass tort, toxic tort, multi-district litigation and large class action suits.  We have represented international, national and local manufacturers, distributors and retailers in litigation involving asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical and medical devices, consumer goods, apparel, fabrics and accessories, mechanical and electric devices, sporting goods, gas and energy-related products.

Real Estate Litigation
We handle construction, design and other real estate disputes faced by major U.S. and international corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, corporations and investors.