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Wesley A. Prichard

Mr. Prichard focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and disputes, including oil, gas & resources and construction & infrastructure. Mr. Prichard has diversified litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience, ranging from initial investigation, discovery, appeal, and settlement. He has prepared pleadings, taken depositions, prepared and argued motions, and negotiated settlements.

Oil, Gas & Resources. Mr. Prichard has assisted in matters involving trespass, conversion, royalty disputes, construction disputes, lease construction, bankruptcy, and class certification. His practice in this area also includes government enforcement and white-collar crime, assisting in matters concerning federal investigations of environmental laws

Construction & Infrastructure. Mr. Prichard has worked on disputes involving multi-million dollar construction projects, representing general contractors and design subcontractors. He has assisted in matters involving project delay and defects, force majeure, and mechanic’s liens. Mr. Prichard also has public contracting experience, with a focus on bid protests.

Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar. Mr. Prichard has assisted in internal investigations, preparing for employee interviews, and revising compliance plans. He has experience with the False Claims Act and the ethical obligations of attorneys conducting internal investigations.

Appellate Litigation. Mr. Prichard has worked on amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court on matters concerning freedom of religion, and has assisted in preparing briefs before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in habeas corpus matters.

In addition to his core practices, Mr. Prichard represents pro bono clients in First Amendment matters, prisoner’s rights litigation, victims of nonconsensual pornography, and protection from abuse applications.

Mr. Prichard 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.

  • “Investigating, Litigating, and Avoiding Issues under the False Claims Act Applied to Health Care Providers,” K&L Gates, February 20, 2019.
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • 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).
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