Richard M. Weibley
Richard M. Weibley is of counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation. This experience covers issues including contract and business disputes, warranty and sales, products liability, employment matters, intellectual property and construction litigation.
Mr. Weibley’s engagements include:
- successfully defending at trial a casting manufacturer against claims of tortious interference by a competitor
- winning dismissal of claims for computer trespass and conversion against a company specializing in peer-to-peer network intelligence services
- successfully representing a railcar manufacturer in English arbitration (and in related English and Indian court proceedings) arising out of the dissolution of a joint venture with an Indian railcar manufacturer
- vindicating a gas supply company’s form supply agreement from a customer’s competing interpretation and claims of unconscionability
- successfully defending a manufacturer of construction products in numerous cases involving claims for breach of warranty and products liability
- counsel representing a U.S. uranium trading company against a company that is wholly owned by the Russian Federation in a Swedish arbitration over the breach of a multibillion-dollar uranium contract
- counsel in GNSS v. AO Techsnabexport, 376 F.3d 282 (4th Cir. 2004), prevailing on the applicability of the commercial activity exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
- successfully defended creators of a video-sharing Web site against breach of contract claims and competing claims of ownership
- successfully defended a bank against lender liability and bad-faith claims
- successfully represented manufacturers and suppliers in breach of warranty and products liability actions
- successful representations of companies in litigation over employees’ restrictive covenants and claims of unfair competition, theft and/or disclosure of trade secrets.
Mr. Weibley was selected for inclusion on the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.
J.D. 2003, cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law; staff writer of the Washington and Lee Law Review
B.A. 2000, magna cum laude, Washington and Jefferson College (Philosophy and Political Science)
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania