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Paul A. Briganti Counsel

Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.6238Fax 215.789.7555
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Paul Briganti has over 15 years of experience as a commercial litigator in a broad range of complex matters. For the majority of his career, Paul has devoted his practice to representing and counseling international and domestic insurance companies in cases involving diverse and novel coverage problems. He most often assists clients facing challenging insurance issues arising from environmental, asbestos and mass tort claims.

Paul also has substantial experience with coverage issues relating to directors & officers, professional liability and employers’ liability claims. Paul is recognized for his use of sensible and creative approaches to help achieve his clients’ objectives, whether in the context of litigation, ADR or settlement negotiations.

Before coming to White and Williams, Paul practiced in the Philadelphia office of a national law firm, where he concentrated on franchise and other commercial litigation matters.

While in law school, Paul was a managing editor of the Villanova Law Review, and authored published articles on intellectual property and fidelity law issues. He also completed an externship with the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  

Representative Matters

  • Negotiated favorable settlement for insurer client in matter presenting novel issues arising from dispute over satisfaction of significant self-insured retention
  • Represented insurers in dispute in which insured sought to invalid asbestos exclusions and recoup millions of dollars in defense costs and settlements, resulting in jury verdict rejecting insured’s theory
  • Represented insurers in multi-million dollar disputes involving decades of alleged environmental contamination arising from various types of manufacturing operations, resulting in favorable appellate rulings
  • Advised insurers regarding novel coverage issues arising out of alleged concussion-related injuries to professional athletes and wrestlers
  • Represented insurers at trial and appellate levels in disputes over coverage for asbestos-related bodily injury claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars in policy limits
  • Represented insurers in multi-million dollar dispute over coverage for property damage caused by defective roofing product, resulting in favorable settlement
  • Advised insurer in multi-million dollar dispute over coverage for property damage caused by “blowout” of gas well, resulting in favorable settlement
  • Represented insurers in private arbitration proceedings involving multi-million dollar disputes over coverage for asbestos-related bodily injury claims, resulting in favorable settlements
  • Advised insurers in professional liability, D&O and employers’ liability coverage disputes

Recognition & Involvement

Paul is committed to giving back to the community, and has represented clients on a pro bono basis in matters pending in the Philadelphia court system. Paul is also a regular volunteer with the Senior Law Center Clinic.


Bar and Court Admissions


New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 2002

Fairleigh Dickinson University, BA, cum laude, 1999 


Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

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