Wesley Prichard is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and disputes, international and domestic arbitration, class-action defense, and appellate litigation. Wesley has diversified litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience, ranging from fact investigations, e-Discovery, motions practice, evidentiary hearings, appeal, and settlement. He has conducted fact and expert witness examinations in court, taken and defended fact and expert depositions, prepared witnesses for examinations at trial and deposition, prepared and argued motions, and negotiated settlements.
Wesley has represented clients in individual and class action matters in federal and state courts involving commercial contracting, environmental claims, breach of fiduciary duties, trade secrets, and adverse actions in bankruptcy. His arbitration experience includes representing clients in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce involving commercial contracting, construction delay claims, and construction design claims.
Wesley’s appellate experience includes composing amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court on matters concerning freedom of religion, and assisting in preparing briefs before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in habeas corpus matters.
In addition to his core practices, Wesley represents pro bono clients in First Amendment matters and prisoner's rights litigation.
Wesley was a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2016.
During law school, he served as an extern for the Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also served as an intern for the Honorable Maurice B. Cohill Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
- “Mass Arbitrations,” Class Action Money & Ethics 2020: Aligning Interests & Optimizing Outcomes in Class Action Litigation, Beard Group, September 21, 2020.
- “Investigating, Litigating, and Avoiding Issues under the False Claims Act Applied to Health Care Providers,” K&L Gates, February 20, 2019.
- Wesley A. Prichard, Compelling Interest Cacodoxy: Why the Contraception Mandate Fails RFRA’s Compelling Interest Analysis, 78 Pitt. L. Rev. 245 (2016).
- Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media, MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2018-2019 (Articles, 2018-2019).
- What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You, Right? Resolving the Inherent Tension between the Yates Memo and the Collective Knowledge Doctrine in Environmental Criminal Enforcement Actions (Articles, 2018).