Construction and Infrastructure

Construction and Infrastructure

Resolving large-scale commercial disputes, complex litigation, and government inquiries in construction matters.

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Experience

  • Construction Litigation and Arbitration

    • Acted as lead counsel for plaintiff in suit by owner against subcontractor due to construction defects in owner’s high-profile corporate headquarters
    • Represented large privately held construction company in multi-week arbitration against owner for numerous construction defects
    • Represented the owner of a large development project in breach of contract and professional negligence claims arising out of alleged issues with foundation design, geotechnical analysis, and construction means and methods
    • Represented developer of high-end condominium project against claims by owners
    • Represented owners of multiple office buildings in curtain wall construction defect claims against general contractors and subcontractors
  • Regulatory and Criminal Investigations

    • Represented an American multinational engineering firm with respect to an SEC investigation into alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in China
    • Advised development, construction and engineering firms regarding criminal grand jury subpoenas, as well as inquiries from the Department of Energy, the Department and Labor, and the Government Accountability Office
    • Advised client on potential disclosure to the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding misconduct by subcontractors
    • Represented a property development company responding to a grand jury subpoena related to Environmental Protection Agency regulations on inspection and renovation of properties containing lead paint
  • False Claims Act

    • Represented large privately held construction companies in False Claims Act litigation
    • Represented large multinational construction company in multiple qui tam suits filed under state and federal False Claims Acts
    • Provided strategic counseling to a large engineering, construction, and project management company with respect to potential changes to the False Claims Act
  • International Disputes

    • Represented a European construction company in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in a dispute with a Middle Eastern state relating to the construction of a power plant
    • Represented a Greek construction company in a dispute with the Lebanese state relating to the construction of a power facility. The case is pending at the ICSID pursuant to the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Lebanon and Greece
    • Represented a major oil field services company in a multi-billion-euro German Institution of Arbitration dispute relating to alleged defects in subsurface equipment
    • Represented a multinational plant and equipment supplier for the energy and construction industry in a construction dispute in Latin America

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