Michael G. Zanic - K&L Gates

Michael G. Zanic

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 412-355-6219

Mr. Zanic focuses his practice on providing strategic advice to energy, manufacturing and construction companies, including in the areas of insurance coverage, anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and innovative solutions to toxic-tort-related problems. Mr. Zanic has litigated major environmental, asbestos, product liability, property damage and business interruption insurance coverage cases, under property and general liability insurance policies, in the courts of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The policyholders that Mr. Zanic has represented have recovered in excess of $1.75 billion on their insurance coverage claims. Mr. Zanic’s experience in toxic tort-related bankruptcies includes representation of debtors and third party non-debtors, including representation of the debtors in the largest asbestos and silica-related pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed in the United States. Further, Mr. Zanic’s practice has included representations involving business operations or disputes in Afghanistan, Algeria, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, the UAE, the United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.

Since 2011, Mr. Zanic has been a Practice Area Leader for the firm's global Energy, Infrastructure and Resources practice area. From his office in the heart of the Marcellus shale, Mr. Zanic focuses on the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industries, particularly in relation to shale oil and gas developments and opportunities in the United States and around the world. As it relates to the downstream aspects of oil and gas developments, Mr. Zanic has experience with contractual negotiations and international disputes concerning the construction of LNG, GTL, FPSOs, ethane crackers and other pet-chem facilities around the world.

University of PittsburghBA 1986University of Pittsburgh School of LawJ.D. 1989

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Pittsburgh Metro Area
Michael G. Zanic has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law