New Hire Announcement: AISC Welcomes Edward Seglias as General Counsel

January 3, 2019

(Chicago, IL) – AISC warmly welcomes Edward Seglias, Partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as General Counsel. Seglias is replacing David Ratterman, who retired at the end of last year after serving as AISC's General Counsel for 30 years.

Bringing more than 25 years of experience, Seglias is a highly regarded trial lawyer, noted for his wealth of experience in construction disputes. He has successfully tried numerous multi-million dollar construction and commercial litigation cases nationwide, including many jury trials. Seglias holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from York College and a J.D. from Widener Law School.

Seglias is a sought-after lecturer on the subjects of bidding law, delay claims, scope claims and project management. He has created seminars for various trade organizations including "Construction Project Documentations: Improving Your Chances for Victory" and "Ignorance is Not Bliss: Contract Terms You Need to Know." He has been ranked on the Pennsylvania Construction List by Chambers USA since 2015. And, he is recognized on the Best Lawyers® in America List, for Construction Law and Litigation -- Construction and on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Construction Litigation. Seglias is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.

"I have known Ed for more than 15 years, going back to when I was practicing law in Philadelphia," says David Zalesne, President of Owen Steel and AISC's Board Chair, "and I have always had high regard for Cohen Seglias' ability and expertise in construction law issues."

AISC's president Charlie Carter is looking forward to what the future holds. "I'm excited to be working with Ed and Cohen Seglias to meet the challenge of succeeding David Ratterman, who has served AISC for nearly a third of our history. We're off to a great start both in starting our traditional practices and also in identifying new ideas and opportunities."


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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