Overview

About Scott

Scott Pritchard is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group. His practice focuses on complex business and commercial disputes, representing clients in a variety of fields including real estate, financial services, food and agribusiness, healthcare, and trust and estate matters. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals in state and federal courts.

Having formerly practiced in the corporate litigation group of the largest law firm in Delaware, Scott has particular expertise with shareholder class actions, governance disputes, contests for control, contested mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, and defending breach of fiduciary duty claims. In recent years, he has drawn on this expertise to guide clients facing partnership disputes in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and affordable housing industries.

Scott also serves on the board of the Seattle chapter of Minds Matter, a nationally recognized college access mentoring nonprofit providing a rigorous academic program for bright, motivated high school students across the country from low income families.

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Experience

  • Obtained post-trial judgment in favor of general partner clients in LIHTC partnership dispute in a trial seeking to enforce an option to purchase the limited partners’ interests. See Hidden Hills Mgmt., LLC v. AMTAX Holdings 114, LLC, No. 3:17-CV-06048-RBL, 2019 WL 3297251 (W.D. Wash. July 23, 2019).
  • Obtained approximately $1.7 million summary judgment on behalf of plaintiff in action to enforce commercial contract and personal guarantee. See Darigold, Inc. v. Terry’s Dairy, Inc. et al, C.A. No. 19-2-32372-8 SEA (King County Superior Court).
  • Obtained removal of personal representative for breaches of fiduciary duty and other misconduct and post-trial award of attorneys’ fees for client beneficiary in contested estate matter.
  • Represented national nonprofit provider of affordable senior housing in LIHTC partnership dispute in Washington state court. See Whitewater Creek, Inc. v. National Church Residences of Sprauge et al, C.A. No. 20-2-00657-32 (King County Superior Court).
  • Obtained favorable result in interlocutory appeal in ongoing representation of King County in a default termination case against a contractor. See Frank Coluccio Constr. Co. v. King Cty., 416 P.3d 756, 757 (Wash. Ct. App.), review denied, 192 Wn.2d 1005, 430 P.3d 250 (2018).
  • Represented special committee of board of directors conducting investigation into derivative demand based on allegations related to off-label marketing and claims asserted against public pharmaceutical company under the False Claims Act in underlying qui tam action.
  • Represented financial services company in disputes with investment advisors and customers, including arbitrations before FINRA.
  • Represented healthcare organization in administrative proceedings to obtain the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s approval of proposed acquisition.
  • Represented health maintenance organization in interpleader action and subsequent adversary action regarding payments owed under terminated group provider agreement.
  • Represented Washington healthcare provider in putative class action alleging violations of Washington’s Charity Care Act to obtain favorable individual settlement.
  • Represented numerous boards, merger targets, and acquirers in defending against preliminary injunction applications and subsequent class action litigation. See, e.g. In re Volcano Corp. S’holders Litig., 143 A.3d 727 (Del. Ch. 2016); In re Zale Corp. S’holders Litig., 2015 WL 5853693 (Del. Ch. Oct. 1, 2015); In re TIBCO Software Inc. S’holders Litig., 2014 WL 6674444 (Del. Ch. Nov. 25, 2014); In re Morton’s Rest. Grp., Inc. S’holders Litig., 74 A.3d 656 (Del. Ch. 2013).
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in successful post-trial defense of books and records action, a judgment subsequently affirmed on appeal. Se. Pa. Transp. Auth. v. Abbvie Inc., 2015 WL 1753033 (Del. Ch. Apr. 15, 2015), aff’d, 132 A.3d 1 (Del. 2016).
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