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February 2018

James Insco II Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Pittsburgh Office

James B. Insco II joins Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner in the Pittsburgh office. Insco is a member of the firm's Environmental/Toxic Tort and Tort & Product Liability practice groups. He was previously with the law firm of K&L Gates in the firm's Pittsburgh office.

"Jim will be a great addition to Gordon & Rees," said Manoj Jegasothy, Office Managing Partner of the Pittsburgh office. "His depth of knowledge of environmental and product liability law, coupled with his experience counseling clients on aviation issues will help us service our clients legal needs as we continue to grow these practices locally and nationally."

Insco practices in a variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation, toxic torts/asbestos defense, and defense of product liability claims for a diverse group of manufacturing entities. In that role, he has defended claims against variety of premises owners and product manufacturers and has been responsible for securing a number of significant defense rulings.

Insco also counsels clients with respect to manned and unmanned aviation issues. He holds both a pilot certificate and remote pilot certificate. He has advised clients developing compliance programs for commercial unmanned aircraft operations, developed vendor contracting documents for unmanned aircraft services, and assisted clients with regulator compliance, post-incident crisis management, and insurance matters for manned aircraft. Insco has also counseled clients with respect to manufacturing aviation products pursuant to FAA Technical Standard Orders.

Insco is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He earned is J.D., cum laude, and LL.M. in Comparative and International Law from the Duke University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest University.

In March of 2012, Gordon & Rees opened its office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with seven lawyers and as the firm's 24th office nationwide. Since then, the Pittsburgh office has grown by more than five times and continues to aggressively pursue growth in the region. The Pittsburgh office is equipped with a multitude of skilled attorneys who specialize in business transactions, commercial litigation, corporate/securities, healthcare, product liability, toxic tort, employment law, insurance coverage, antitrust, class action and construction litigation.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 47 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both the Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.



James B. Insco