Brian A. Wright litigates complex commercial actions in federal and state courts at both the trial and appeal stages. A former law clerk in federal district court, Brian counsels business clients involved in high-stakes commercial litigation. He increasingly represents project owners in disputes with general contractors arising out of major construction projects.
Brian also has broad experience litigating a wide array of other commercial disputes, corporate torts, and personal injury actions. Finally, he counsels clients seeking advice regarding federal legislation, including the Copyright Act and various consumer product safety laws.
Brian is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Virginia state courts.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as a law clerk for the Honorable Norman K. Moon of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Brian worked in the defense sector before law school, serving as an economist with the U.S. Department of Defense and then working as a management consultant.
- Defended project owners in construction litigation against contractors’ claims for additional compensation, schedule extensions, inefficiencies, and acceleration costs.
- Pursued owners’ counterclaims against contractors for liquidated damages and other remedies.
- Defended a natural gas utility in carbon-monoxide-exposure action involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants.
- Represented private equity client asserting claims against seller for indemnification under an Asset Purchase Agreement.
- Represented a holding company client in a net-working-capital dispute after a corporate acquisition.
- Consulted in the drafting of a User Agreement to reduce litigation risk to client.
- Advised clients on the application of the Copyright Act, including the Fair-Use Doctrine.
- Counseled clients with respect to the application of various states’ unclaimed property (escheat) statutes.
- Defended third party, non-client claims against law firm.
- Pro Bono: Represents low-income tenants facing eviction or other housing-related crises in Virginia state courts.
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2011
- BS, Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, with honors and with distinction, 2004
- US District Court, Western District of Virginia
- American Bar Association – Construction Law Forum
- Richmond Bar Association
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