Legal Experience


As trial counsel litigated or arbitrated claims for delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work, differing site conditions, construction defects, default termination, equitable adjustments, mechanics lien and bond claims, bid protests, “Spearin Doctrine” claims, prevailing wage and False Claims Act allegations. Negotiated and litigated contracts on major projects such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Haj Pilgrimage Terminal, the CEM Zinc Mining Facility, and Santa Clara Hall of Justice. Represented clients in international arbitration of claims on infrastructure projects under ICC, ICSID and CIETAC rules. Negotiated cost-plus, design-build, EPC, GMAX, turnkey, public-private partnerships (P3), and other forms of contracts. Advised clients on regulatory issues such as OSHA citations, Davis-Bacon compliance, and environmental regulations. Project experience includes highways, bridges, tunnels, prisons, hospitals, universities, oil refineries, chemical plants, pipelines, power plants, condominiums, shopping malls, office buildings, residential subdivisions, and luxury homes. Prior to private practice was corporate counsel for an international corporation representing it and construction, energy, labor and commercial matters.