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4650 Business Center Dr
Fairfield, CA, 94534


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top General Counsel RankingsExecRank2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant General CounselKiewit Corporation1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction IndustrySteering Committee, Division 13-Government Construction2014 - Present
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction IndustryMember- Division 1- Dispute Avoidance & Resolution2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panel2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2004 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator1999 - Present
Utah State Bar AssociationMember, Construction Law Section1998 - Present
Associated General Contractors of CaliforniaLegal Advisory Committee1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Real Property, Enivonmental and Litigation Sections1990 - Present
Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance InitiativeChairperson- Compliance Committee2010 - 2011
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction IndustrySteering Commitee, Division 1- Dispute Avoidance & Resolution2006 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Titan Electric Corporation v Los Angeles Unified School DistrictAffirmed position
Professional Engineers in California Government v. KemptonAffirmed position
Trustees of Const. Industry and Laborers Health and Welfare Trust v. Redlands Ins. Co. et al.Reversed (rejected position)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Government ConstructionContractors Beware: Lessons From A U.S. Department of Labor Back Wage Recovery2015
California Constructor"Decision Clarifies Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing on Public Works Project"2014
ABA Section of Public Contract LawInfrastructure Contracting: Lighting a Fire Under Government and Industry2013
Ethics Resource CenterNational Business Ethics Survey of the US Construction Industry2013
Under Construction ABA Forum on the Construction Industry"Project Neutrals to the Rescue! A New Tool for Avoiding and Resolving Disputes on Construction Projects"2010
California Constructor Magazine“Mind the Gap: Contractors Need To Be Mindful Of Design Liability Pitfalls When Leading a Design-Build Team”2007
AGC of California Legal BriefsWorkers' Compensation, The Exclusive Remedy? Toland: Two Steps Forward, Camargo: One Step Back2004
AGC of California Legal Briefs“When Is A Contractor A Sailor? Application of the Jones Act to Contractors Performing Land-Based Projects”2004
California Constructor MagazineRecovering Delay Damages For Delays to Early Project Completion”2001
California Constructor Magazine“Joint Checks May Not Release Issuer from Responsibility”,2000
California Real Property JournalSupreme Court’s Decision In Toland... [E]nd to Major Source of Liability for Owners and Contractors to Subcontractor’s Employees2000
Legislative AlertSacramento Prepares To Undo Effects of New Supreme Court Case Limiting Injured Workers' Recovery To The Workers Compensation System1999
California Constructor“How Could I Have Been Liable? The State Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases That Impact the Future of Contractor and Owner Liability for Injuries to Subcontractor Employees”1997
Public Works Magazine“Contractor of the Year: Unique Highway Project Recognized for Excellence”1997
California Constructor Magazine“Design Considerations for the Design/Build Contractor”1996
AGC of California Legal Briefs“Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Construction Disputes”1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AN/AN/A
University of California - BerkeleyN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Contracts: Finding Common Ground in Drafting and Negotiating Design and Construction ClausesDiffering Site Conditions2016
2016 AAA Construction Conference: Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget“Who’s the Boss-What is the Authority of the Arbitrator?”2016
The Accidental Government Lawyer Webinar SeriesCompliance Issues2015
Law Student Outreach Program, University of California Hastings School of LawCareers in Construction Law2015
Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative Spring ConferencePreserving the Privilege: Developments and Best Practices to Protect the Applicable Privileges during Internal Investigations2014
33rd Annual Real Property Law Section RetreatPublic-Private Partnerships: The Future of P3 in the U.S.2014
Construction SuperconferenceDesign-Build Contracting in the U.S.2013
Construction SuperconferenceSpecial Rules and Pitfalls in Design-Build, Design-Build-Operate-Transfer, and other Public Private Partnerships (P3) Infrastructure Projects2012
2012 Best Practices Forum: Sharing Best Practices: We ALL Are Teachers and LearnersSelf-Governance Program Tips that Work2012
2012 Annual Meeting, "Advanced Project Delivery:Improving the Odds of Success""Does the CM Hold All The Cards? A Critical Look At CM As Agent and CM At Risk And Where It Is Headed"2012
“2011 Best Practices Forum: Designing and Building an Ethical Culture”Joint Venture Ethics & Compliance2011
The Fall 2010 AAA Construction Conference: Planning Resolution Strategies"Project Neutrals: Real Time Resolution"2010
Construction Superconference 2010Expressing Your Construction Dispute Effectively In Jury Instructions:A Translation Guide2010
2010 Fall Meeting, "We Won't Get Fooled Again: Lessons Learned From The Economic Downturn"-Breakfast Program"Handling the Resolution of Subcontractor Claims in ADR With the Owner"2010
State Law Resources- Annual Fall Meeting"Opportunities in Renewable Energy Infrastructure"2009
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 1, Dispute Avoidance and Resolution-Teleseminar"Using Project Neutrals to Resolve Construction Disputes"2009
AIA Contracts"Point and Counterpoint-Where the Contractor and Owner May Differ"2009
Construction Claims in Public Works ProjectsDesign-Build Laws and Opportunities Under California Public Works Laws2008
AIA Contracts"The Newly Created AIA A201 2007 Edition-Point/Counterpoint-Where the Contractor and Owner May Differ"2008
“Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations”“Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations”2007
Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Construction Law Seminar“Differing Site Conditions: News You Can Use”2007
Legal Advisory Committee,“What In-house Construction Counsel Expects From Outside Counsel”2007
American Bar Association Law Student Division, 8th Circuit Annual Spring Meeting“Coffee With Experience”2007
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Mid-Winter Meeting January 25, 2007“Delivering Heavy Construction Projects Through Design-Build”2007
2007 Design-Build Institute of America, Design-Build Conference & Expo“Risk Shifting Provisions in Design-Build Contracts”2007
Western Association of State Highway Transportation Organization, 2006 Annual Meeting“Innovative Infrastructure Contracting”2006
2nd Annual Construction Law Institute“If You’ve Got the Money, Honey, I’ve Got the Time: An Overview of the Types of Construction Delays and Ways to Get Paid.”2006
AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee MCLE Program“Construction Defects”2005
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Fall Meeting"Dispute Related Agreements”2004
AIA Contracts in NebraskaAIA A-201 General Conditions from the Contractor's Perspective2004
University of Utah, Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar"Arbitration-The Cure?"2000
Construction Insurance for 1998 "Are You Insured For Extinction"?"Sole Remedy: Closing the Litigation Circle"1998