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Roberta D. Anderson

Roberta D. Anderson

K&L Gates LLP

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ms. Anderson is a partner in the firm's Pittsburgh office with over fifteen years of experience in complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. A member of the firm’s global Insurance Coverage and Cyber Law and Cybersecurity practice groups, Ms. Anderson concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and counseling and emerging cybersecurity and data privacy-related issues. She has represented policyholders in connection with a broad spectrum of insurance issues and disputes arising under almost every kind of insurance coverage, including general liability, commercial property, business interruption, data privacy and “cyber”-liability, directors and officers (D&O), errors and omissions (E&O), technology E&O, professional liability, employment practices liability (EPL), political risk, environmental, fidelity, fiduciary, crime, terrorism, residual value, nuclear and other insurance coverages, and in broker liability disputes. Ms. Anderson provides strategic advice on ways to maximize the value of clients’ current and historic insurance assets.

Ms. Anderson also counsels clients on complex underwriting and risk management issues. She has unique and substantial experience in the drafting and negotiation of D&O, technology E&O, data privacy and “cyber”-liability, and other insurance coverages. She provides strategic insurance coverage advice to clients in assessing their potential risks, analyzing new insurance products, considering the adequacy of their existing insurance programs, and negotiating new placements tailored to the clients’ specific risk profile. Ms. Anderson has performed insurance due diligence for clients contemplating mergers and acquisitions concerning the adequacy of the target companies’ insurance programs. She also counsel clients on risk transfer and representation and warranty insurance in connection with corporate transactions.

Ms. Anderson has served as coverage counsel in a variety of forums, including United States federal and state courts, ad hoc arbitration and private mediations. She has acted as special insurance counsel in reorganization proceedings in the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Anderson also has participated in arbitrations in leading national and international situses, including London, Bermuda and New York. Ms. Anderson has significant knowledge and experience relating to the London and international insurance markets.

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