Anthony P. La Rocco - K&L Gates

Anthony P. La Rocco

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008



Mr. La Rocco is a partner in the Newark, New Jersey office of K&L Gates, responsible for complex litigation with a special emphasis on product liability and construction litigation as well as the exclusive representation of corporate and individual policyholders.  He has been retained as an expert witness/consultant in insurance matters and is a frequent speaker on insurance law topics.  Mr. La Rocco also regularly litigates complex commercial disputes involving religious institutions.  He is also a Knight in the Order of St. Gregory the Great and a member of The Association of Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (Eastern Lieutenancy of the United States).

Insurance Coverage: Mr. La Rocco’s successes in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders from insurance companies have involved claims pertaining to numerous types of policies and a variety of areas of insurance coverage, including property damage coverage for environmental site remediation, bodily injury and property damage for construction and manufacturing events, advertising injury and intellectual property coverage for trademark/unfair competition claims, among others.

Construction: Mr. La Rocco represents property owners, developers, and managers, as well as general contractors, in disputes arising from insurance coverage claims, catastrophic accidents, and contract issues.  He has been actively involved in the management and trial/appeal of cases in the federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York.

Product Liability: Mr. La Rocco represents corporations involved in products liability matters (both personal injury and property damage), including manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial, tobacco and consumer products.  He has been actively involved in the management and trial/appeal of cases in the federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York and has substantial experience in multi-party, multi-jurisdiction litigation involving claims arising from exposure to such substances as asbestos and a variety of chemicals and gases.

Toxic Tort: Mr. La Rocco represents chemical and gas manufacturers and distributors, as well as the Chemical Manufacturers Association (as amicus curiae) in toxic tort litigation matters. He also has extensive experience representing some of the nation’s largest biomedical laboratories in connection with pathology/cytology misdiagnosis litigation.

Rutgers UniversityBA Seton Hall University School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Client Comments

"Tony LaRocco is an outstanding attorney. He has the highest legal and communication skills and ethics. He is highly regarded by judges and other attorneys as well."

-Richard H. Albert
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

"Mr. Anthony La Rocco is a lawyer's lawyer. He is caring of his client's needs, including time frames, and always offers his solutions from a very practical point of view, keeping cost considerations in the forefront. Additionally, Mr. La Rocco can marshal the full resources of his firm (on a world-wide basis), as required, in order to provide his clients with the necessary expertise in any given instance."

"I have worked with Tony La Rocco for almost twenty years. I would say he is a personal friend of mine. Tony is Catholic and knows clearly the Bishop's stand on all issues. He works very hard to defend the Bishop and the Diocese and to defend us in a way where we he is defending the catholic belief. Tony is responsive to our requests. He returns calls immediately and follows through on legal matters as quickly as possible. Tony is our legal representative in the firm. Tony knows his level of expertise and when the expertise required is beyond his, he uses other professional legal help from the firm. Tony is highly respected by judges and other attorneys, not only in his firm but within his field. He is very professional, very soft spoken, and very persistent in arguing for a resolution. He is very fair to clients, especially with sexual abuse cases that we handled in our diocese, and is very sensitive to the Diocese of Metuchen with settlements. "

-Thomas Toolan
Director of Finance
Diocese of Metuchen

Office Location

One Newark Center, 10th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5285
United States


Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Dispute Resolution)