Born 1946 in New York, USA; married, 2 children,
Johns Hopkins University (BA-1968);
American University (JD-1971).
|Qualifications and Past Experience||
Attorney, Lewis, Mitchell & Moore, 1971-78;
Staff Attorney, U.S. Government, General Services Administration, 1971.
Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P., 1978-
present; Party-Appointed Arbitrator, Chairman, Panel Arbitrator, or Counsel
Since November 1971, has practiced almost exclusively in the field of construction litigation. From 1971 until the early 1980s, practiced primarily in the United States. Since the mid-1980s, a substantial portion of work has been in international construction disputes, which are typically resolved by arbitration.
Party-Appointed Arbitrator, Chairman, Panel Arbitrator, or Counsel for ICC, LCIA, ICDR, AAA, DIAC, various other local/regional arbitration centers, and ad hoc arbitrations throughout the world on 85+ major construction arbitrations.
|Current Matters||Currently serving as counsel or arbitrator in various international construction arbitrations. Details provided confidentially upon specific request.|
Author of numerous articles and speaker at professional meetings including: Speaker, FIDIC Americas Contract Users' Conference, October 13-16, 2014, "; "Introduction to Dispute Resolution Under the FIDIC (Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils) Conditions of Contract"; Speaker, IBA
Annual Conference, Tokyo 2014, "Modifying the Arbitration Clause to Meet Client Expectations and Achieve a Timely and Cost Efficient Procedure"; Speaker, International Arbitration Symposium, 22-25 May 2014, "Drafting the Arbitration Clause: Do's and Don'ts"; Primary author, "Foreign Contractor Claims Against the United States," INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAW REVIEW, Volume 31, Part 1, January 2014; Speaker, International Arbitration Symposium, 24-27 May 2012, "Multiparty Arbitration"; Author: "Selecting an Arbitral Institution to Administer International Arbitration: Are National or Regional Centers a Viable Option?" AAA HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION PRACTICE, 2010.
|My ICLA-Philosophy||Unlike other areas of law, contract law varies only on the fringes from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The ICLA can explore and attempt to reconcile those fringes and make it easier for our construction clients to work around the world.|