Manoj Jegasothy is the managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and co-managing partner of the firm’s Harrisburg office, East Coast Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, a member of several other litigation related sections, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Jegasothy's diverse practice includes experience in the areas of commercial business and corporate litigation, class action and civil litigation, health care law and litigation, construction litigation, intellectual property and trade secret litigation, employment litigation, creditors' rights, toxic torts and insurance coverage disputes.
Mr. Jegasothy has litigated commercial and civil cases in every level of federal and state court in Pennsylvania, as well as several other states. In the recent past, he has been first chair trial counsel in the Western District of PA and served as lead counsel in several significant litigations in PA state court as well as other states including MDLs in Louisiana (Chinese Drywall litigation) and New York (Interchange Fee litigation). His cases have involved breach of contract claims, creditors' rights for large corporations, construction disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, antitrust issues, declaratory judgments, defamation, tortious interference, breach of non-compete agreements, tenure issues, and insurance disputes, as well as a myriad of product liability and personal injury issues including medical device and pharmaceutical product matters. He is experienced at the trial and arbitration level, including AAA arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution. He handles lawsuits from case inception to verdict, and has enjoyed a high rate of dismissals and/or successful verdicts for all the cases on which he has been primary counsel. He also has significant experience with health care legal issues involving health systems, health insurers, long-term care facilities, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies and institutions of higher learning. His experience has allowed him to counsel several for profit and non-profit corporations on a daily basis regarding general legal matters such as policy making, risk-management and lawsuit prevention.
Mr. Jegasothy has been privileged to represent a wide variety of clients on a national and regional level as reflected by his 2014 selection by Diversity and the Bar as one of 15 attorneys in country to its annual Rainmaker’s List.
Mr. Jegasothy has also been very active in the local community, most significantly with his 2009-2013 Mayoral appointment to the three-member City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment. Mr. Jegasothy is also a current member of the Greater Pittsburgh YMCA Board of Directors, as well as a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Opera, the Steering Committee for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, and The Frick Museum Capital Campaign Committee.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
*Not admitted to practice in Ohio or West Virginia.