Gregory J. Wartman

Greg Wartman focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including product liability and construction matters for manufacturers, owners, contractors, and engineering firms.

Greg has represented manufacturers in multimillion dollar product liability cases and currently serves as coordinating counsel for nationwide product liability litigation involving construction building products. He has also served as national coordinating counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Greg has extensive experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and engineering firms in construction litigation. He has handled payment and performance bond issues, claims under Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Prompt Payment Act, construction defect claims, claims for delay and inefficiency damages, and mechanic’s liens. Greg has represented clients in construction disputes both nationally and in international arbitration before the ICC.

In addition to his product liability and construction-related practice, Greg has represented clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, trademark infringement, tortious interference with contractual relations, employment litigation and insurance coverage disputes.

Select representations include:

  • Represented building product manufacturer against product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and consumer fraud litigation in federal and state courts nationwide.
  • Obtained summary judgment for pharmaceutical manufacturer on $30 million consumer fraud claim
  • Represented an international engineering firm before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in a case arising out of the construction of a power plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Successfully defended over $25 million in claims for breach of contract and delay and inefficiency damages.
  • Represented the owner and general contractor in a breach of contract action against a mechanical subcontractor that arose from the construction of a power plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. Successfully defended the owner and general contractor against claims for over $2.5 million in damages and recovered over $1 million in damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented owner in multimillion construction defect litigation against architect and engineer arising out of the construction of a women’s prison.
  • Represented surgical center against anti-kickback, fraud and tortious interference claims related to the treatment of out-of-network patients.

Greg is also actively involved in the Philadelphia community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania – an organization dedicated to providing mentorship and scholarship opportunities to high school students from Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs who are interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering and the construction trades. Greg is also a member of the Scholars Advisory Committee of the Philadelphia Education Fund, which helps provide last dollar college scholarships and valuable mentoring to students from Philadelphia high schools. 

 

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