James Keating is Of Counsel in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. He has over twenty years of experience in insurance claim management and representing clients in civil ligation including matters involving commercial motor vehicle matters, premises liability, construction defects/claims and surety claims. Mr. Keating has assisted clients on construction projects from inception to final close out and handles matters related to design defects, project impacts, delay claims, accelerator claims, and labor disputes. Mr. Keating has extensive skill in negotiating business, commercial and confidentiality agreements.
Prior to graduating law school Mr. Keating clerked in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas for the Honorable M. Joseph Melody Jr., (Ret) and the Honorable Phyllis R. Streitel. After graduation, Mr. Keating worked for several Philadelphia area law firms where he handled matters involving construction litigation, premise liability, nursing home negligence, products liability and workers’ compensation.
Mr. Keating has been engaged several times to speak before the Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference on topics such as issuing a bid bond and the advantages and disadvantages of business enterprises set aside programs. Mr. Keating participated in panel discussions for the National Bonds Claims Association and he has written white papers and participated in panel discussions on a wide variety of issues including Notice Requirements under the Federal Miller Act,” “Claim Handling Tips for Battle Scarred Veterans,” “Breach, Default, Termination and Other Contract Provisions: The Need to Connect the Dots in a Performance Bond Claim,” Issuing A Bid Bond,” “Surety Recoveries – Obstacles to Recovery from Indemnitors,” “What Surety Claims Professionals Should Know about Disadvantages Business Enterprise Set Aside Programs’ and Unauthorized Change Orders, the Principal’s and Surety Dilemma.”.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D. 2002
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY B.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE 1999