Laura L. Reinhart

Member

Pittsburgh

(412) 620-6510

(412) 275-2390

Recent News:

City & State Pennsylvania names Laura Reinhart to 2022 PA Fifty Over 50 List

Laura Reinhart, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named as one of City & State Pennsylvania’s 2022 Pennsylvania Fifty over 50 honorees.

Laura litigates cases in multiple state and federal courts across the country, including trying matters in notoriously difficult jurisdictions for corporate defendants. She has more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation, focused in the heavily regulated rail and the long-term care industries. She was a member of several trial teams obtaining defense verdicts in FELA litigation.

She was counsel to several cross-functional strategic quality improvement teams in the rail industry, advising on operational, commercial, safety and health, compliance, and labor issues. She was national counsel to a class I railroad for over 10 years, developing and implementing a national strategy for litigation best practices significantly reducing costs and outcomes. She is a 2014 recipient of the “Outstanding Service” award from the Union Pacific Railroad Law Department.

Laura developed and led a centralized discovery and eDiscovery process for a Fortune 100 company and is a frequent lecturer on discovery issues relevant to mass tort litigation. She approaches this unique litigation by partnering with her clients’ system-wide business interests in developing centralized strategies that match their unique needs, including recent challenges faced during the pandemic by these essential industries.

She has challenged scientific and medical expert opinion evidence throughout various jurisdictions, including opinion evidence in the fields of epidemiology, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, pathology, orthopedics, oncology, neurology, and neuropsychiatry. Her experience further includes toxic tort litigation, product liability, class actions, commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury litigation, sexual abuse litigation, and health care litigation.

Laura earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. While at Pitt, Laura was a four-year varsity letter winner in swimming, three-time All-American Big East Scholar, and team captain. She is a 2019 recipient of the Pitt Varsity Letter Club Awardee of Distinction.

She is active in community service, having served on the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club Board, Mt. Lebanon Library Board, and Keystone Wellness Board. She is presently serving on the boards of the Mt. Lebanon Choral Parent Association and the Western Pennsylvania Country Club Swimming Association. 

Experience

News

City & State Pennsylvania names Laura Reinhart to 2022 PA Fifty Over 50 List

October 03, 2022

Laura Reinhart, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named as one of City & State Pennsylvania’s 2022 Pennsylvania Fifty over 50 honorees.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 15 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2021

Cozen O'Connor promoted 15 attorneys to member: Donnie Apodaca, Brian Burack, Jason Cabrera, Kristina Cherevas, Jonathan Gale, Matthew Glavin, Yehudah Gordon, Max Kaplan, Jason Kreps, Anna Will Kentz, Daniel Levine, Peter Lim, Matthew Policastro Laura Reinhart, and Danielle Sapega.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its Pittsburgh Expansion with the Addition of Veteran Litigators Laura L. Reinhart and Gary Kelly

March 18, 2019

The firm welcomed Reinhart, who defends Union Pacific, CSX Transportation Inc., and other major transportation companies in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-related litigation; and Kelly, who served as general counsel at health products behemoth General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) — to its fast-growing Pittsburgh office.

Education

  • Duquesne University, J.D., 1997
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1994
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania