Ryan Pitman is a commercial litigator and business counselor. He represents clients in business disputes through litigation, arbitration, and mediation, and he advises clients on contract negotiation and formation and risk management.
Ryan’s practice is particularly focused on the construction industry, with clients ranging from specialty trade contractors to multinational construction companies. Ryan devotes a significant portion of his construction practice to energy infrastructure and renewable energy projects.
Some of Ryan’s recent representations in this area include disputes relating to wind turbine construction in Northern Ontario, distributed solar generation projects in Colorado and New Jersey, pipeline projects in the Marcellus Shale region, and oil sands projects in Western Canada.
He also maintains a substantial portion of his practice representing clients in trademark disputes across various industries, including food and beverage, apparel, professional services, and specialty manufacturing. Ryan’s experience also includes patent and trademark portfolio vetting for litigation and strategic purposes.
Ryan also has extensive experience managing all phases of e-discovery across a variety of platforms and jurisdictions. Ryan’s team-based approach to the e-discovery process recognizes the importance of coordinating with client personnel, litigation support vendors, and the firm’s own e-discovery support staff to execute efficient, case-specific e-discovery solutions.
Professional Affiliations and Training:
- Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
- University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 2009
- University of Pittsburgh, B.S., cum laude, 2006
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