Jason Richey’s legal practice is concentrated in the areas of dispute resolution with an emphasis on construction and engineering industry, complex commercial disputes, energy disputes, and state and local bid protests. For almost a quarter century, Jason has focused his energy on winning litigations, arbitrations, and mediations for his clients. During this time, he has worked on local engagements as well as matters in over 35 different states, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and South America representing companies both large and small.
Construction & Engineering: Jason has worked on disputes and contracts involving multi-million and billion dollar construction projects, including material handling systems, petrochemical, methane, LNG, polypropylene, polyethylene (low and high density), amonia and urea plants, transportation (rail, road and air), power generation (including coal fired power plants), health care, civil construction, airports, and sewage treatment plants.
Complex Commercial: Jason's experience in commercial litigation has occurred through his work in representing World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., PPG Industries, Inc., and other commercial clients. This work has involved dealing with breach of contract, real estate, Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (sale of goods), civil rights, tort, consumer protection act, employment, defamation, and wrongful death litigations and arbitrations.
Energy: Jason has been at the forefront of dealing with dynamic legal issues involved in the wind and solar industries in both dispute resolution and contract drafting. Additionally, he has been involved in disputes regarding oil and gas pipelines, off shore oil and gas rigs (FPSOs), welding issues, pipelines, mid-stream processing, and the supply of line heaters and separators.
Bid Protests: Jason has a unique focus on bid protest related to state and local government contracts throughout the country. Perhaps no practitioner in the country has been involved in handling bid protests in as many jurisdictions as Jason and his team.
Above all else, Jason, a former NCAA wrestler, prides himself on his (i) hard work ethic, (ii) ability to provide cost effective legal services to clients no matter how small or large the legal matter, and (iii) overall determination to bring his clients’ legal matters to a successful conclusion.
- Recognized by Chambers USA for Construction in Pennsylvania (2023)
- Listed in Pittsburgh Magazine as a Top Attorney in Pittsburgh (2019)
- Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list (2013-2019)
- Named in Philadelphia magazine as part of Pennsylvania Rising Stars list (2006-2008)
- Certified Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA); Attended the AAA University for Arbitrators
- Member of AWEA
- “Construction Contracts: Termination for Convenience v. Termination for Cause,' presented for Strafford Publication (2023)
- “Be Prepared! Best Practices to Deal with Disrupted or Terminated Construction Projects Due to “Black Swan” Events” presented at the Construction SuperConference, San Diego, CA (2015)
- “Common Contractual and Legal Issues Arising Under EPC Contracts for Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas Projects” presented at Joint Marsh/K&L Gates Seminar - EPC Contracting Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry, Houston, TX (2015)
- “Not All Construction Damage Recoveries Are Created Equal” presented at the Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, CA (2010)
- “Sale of Goods Battle of the Forms Under UCC and CISG – A Practical Perspective”, Presentation for the ACC of Western Pennsylvania (2010)
- “International Arbitration – Know What You Are Getting Into,” presented at the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA (2010)
- “Allocating Risk in Today’s Marketplace” presented at the Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, CA (2007)
- “The Effective Expert Witness – What Compels an Arbitrator, Judge and/or Jury” presented at the Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, CA (2007)
- "Contractor Strategies for Dealing with the Financially Troubled Project” presented at the Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, CA (2005)
- “Legal Causation” presented at the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering, Washington, D.C. (2005)
- "Proving Cause and Effect in Construction Cases," presented at the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, 14 June 2004
- "Recovering Construction Contract Damages Using the Total Cost Method, the Modified Total Cost Method, or the Abandonment of Contract/Cardinal Change Doctrines," presented at the 'Contractor's' Construction Superconference (12-13 December 2002)
- "Pennsylvania Construction Payment Remedies," prepared for one-day K&L Gates Seminar (3 October 2001)
- Co-author, “Do Wind Farms Constitute a Nuisance or Trespass?” (2013)
- Co-author, “Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Arbitration Appeals” (2011)
- Co-author, “Are Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Wells Ripe Targets for Mechanics’ Liens?” (2011)
- Co-author, “Consequential Damages in Today’s Construction Industry” Constructioneer (2008)
- "Termination for Convenience Clause: A Powerful Weapon in Contract Disputes" (2007)
- Co-author, "Waiving Good-Bye to Consequential Damages: Drafting Effective Waivers in Today's Marketplace" (2007)
- Co-author, “Change Orders Can Create Unexpected Costs,” Construction Law and Business (2001)