Press Release

Leading Trial Lawyer Joins Morgan Lewis’s Pittsburgh Office

February 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH, February 20, 2014: Morgan Lewis today announced that John Gisleson, a litigator with more than 20 years of experience, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice, resident in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Gisleson focuses on business litigation involving tort, contract and statutory claims in courts across the country. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including energy, construction, financial institutions, real estate and retail. He has brought more than 15 cases to verdict in multiple jurisdictions and has achieved significant results for clients in high-profile matters. Mr. Gisleson was most recently a partner in the litigation practice at a recognized full service law firm, where he formerly served as the practice co-chair.

“John’s courtroom savvy and deep understanding of legal issues impacting companies across a variety of industries will serve our clients well,” said Firm Chair, Francis M. Milone. ”He has handled numerous complex cases over the course of his career and has an impressive record of success at trial. John will greatly expand our litigation capability,” he added.

“John’s wealth of experience and high degree of substantive knowledge of tort, contract, and statutory claims will be invaluable to our clients,” said Jami McKeon, practice group leader of Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice. “The breadth and depth of his practice will strengthen our litigation capabilities in key industries, including the expanding U.S. energy sector.”

“We welcome John to our office, as his intimate understanding of the western Pennsylvania business and legal landscape will be a tremendous asset to our clients in the energy industry and other sectors,” said Marlee Myers, Managing Partner of the Pittsburgh office.