Cozen O’Connor: Giotto, Eugene A.

Eugene A. Giotto

Chair, Long-Term Care Practice

Pittsburgh

(412) 620-6560

(412) 275-2390

Gene Giotto is a trial attorney with three decades of experience. He has tried cases to verdict in dozens of jurisdictions across the country. Gene regularly represents corporate clients in consequential disputes involving seven or eight-digit damage claims and the potential for devastating reputational harm.

Today, Gene’s trial practice encompasses several substantive legal areas:

Health Law. Gene handles litigation involving health care entities and health regulations, with a particular focus on assisting long-term providers such as senior living, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. He serves as chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Long-Term Care Litigation practice.

Personal Injury Law. He defends large corporate clients in multimillion dollar catastrophic personal injury, toxic tort, and products liability lawsuits. Gene has successfully defeated such claims against engineering, heavy metals, construction, medical device, and commercial real estate entities.

Complex Commercial Litigation. Gene represents corporate clients in business disputes that involve breach of contract claims, covenants, director and officer liability, and other commercial matters.

In each of these domains, Gene has a national reputation for being trial tested and trial ready. That stated, Gene’s first priority is to resolve disputes as efficiently and economically as possible. He is often able to leverage his unassailable trial preparation into early and advantageous settlements.

Gene also provides high-level pre- and post-litigation counseling. Specifically, he helps clients manage agency interactions, contract review, compliance training, and risk assessment in an effort to prevent litigation from proceeding or to cope with its aftermath.

Gene received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

Experience

News

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Launches Full-Service Pittsburgh Office With Three Former Leaders of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 03, 2017

Cozen O’Connor has launched a full-service Pittsburgh office with three former leaders of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC: labor and employment attorney Thomas Giotto, corporate attorney Jeremy Garvey, and complex commercial and health care litigator Gene Giotto.

Publications

Nursing Homes Still Face Arbitration Agreement Uncertainty

May 26, 2017

Eugene Giotto and Gabrielle Lee, of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, discuss a recent U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in their Law360 article, " Nursing Homes Still Face Arbitration Agreement Uncertainty."

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1985
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1983

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2001-2019

  • Pennsylvania

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel