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Phone: 5714357191

444 West Broad Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22046-3355

Roy Mitchell



Current Employer:

JAMS, Resolving Disputes Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Construction ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ International


Domestic, International and Government Contracts Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) Contracts Project Finance Infrastructure Contracts Power Facilities--Fossil, Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Wind, Supercritical pulverized coal, Single Cycle and Co-Generation Petrochemical and related Oil and Gas Facilities--Refineries, Offshore Oil Platforms, Pipelines Water Facilities--Desalinization, Sewage and Water Treatment Plants Heavy Civil and Underground--Tunnels, Roads, Bridges, Dams, Airfields, , Subways and High Speed Railroads Military--Missile Bases, NASA Projects, Aircraft and Ship Building Specialty--Piping, Mechanical and Electrical Contracts Building--Commercial, Hospital, Courthouse, Jail and Mixed Use Development

Work History:

Chairman & CEO, Center for Management Development and Training, Inc., 2004 - present President & CEO, Construction and Government Contracts Claims Group, Hill International, 1999-2004 Senior Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 1987-1999 Founder and Senior Partner, Lewis Mitchell & Moore, 1967-1987


Iraq War LOGCAP Services Contract--Chaired London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Panel on Subcontractor claim against U.S. Government prime contractor for supply of food services in active military operations areas

Vietnam War Tripartite Infrastructure Projects

Served on International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Arbitration Panel involving four party claims and cross claims on USD 2 billion supercritical pulverized coal fired electric plant in Eastern United States

Served on Arbitration Panel in large political risk claim by U.S. Contractor against Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) regarding South American owner of bauxite mine being developed

Served as Chairman of Arbitration Panel involving substantial stock investment disputes in United States

Served on American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitration Panel on USD 75 million Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) corn fed ethanol process plant construction contract

Served as member of American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitration Panel on USD 20 million contractor claims and USD 15 million counter claims on USD 100 million gas fired turbine peaking plant in Eastern United States

Served as Sole Arbitrator on Subcontractor claims against U.S. Government Prime Contractor on USD 29 million ship repair contract in Southern United States

Served as Sole Arbitrator on Contractor claims against Owner on USD 216,000 historic renovation project in Eastern United States

Served as Chairman of Dispute Review Board (DRB) involving disputes on USD 400 million civil works contract in Eastern United States

Served as Mediator in multiple mediation cases involving multi-use real estate, condo, historic renovation, recreation, hotel, sewage treatment plant, cement plant, dock, etc. construction projects in Eastern United States

Represented US, Japanese and Indonesian contractor consortium asserting claim of USD 56 million on USD 2 billion EPC coal fired power plant in Southeast Asia involving geotechnical, schedule and cost testimony with parties and witnesses and Panel from nine different countries

Represented European Contractor asserting USD 20 million claim and defending USD 20 million liquidated damages assessment on USD 100 million refinery addition in Eastern Europe

Represented US half of contractor consortium defending against a USD 12 million claim by Western European contractor on a USD 40 million black liquor boiler contract in Western Europe.

Represented Middle Eastern Government Owner defending against USD 12 million claim by European Contractor on building construction in North Africa

Represented Anglo/American contractor asserting USD 20 million claim on USD 88 million oil refinery revamp in Carribean

Represented European Owner Consortium investigating USD 200 million claim and payments disputes on South American copper mine

Represented Middle Eastern oil company defending against USD 20 million claim by U.S. contractor on oil refinery in Middle East

Represented Asian contractor asserting USD 60 million claim against Asian owner on USD 17 billion high speed rail project

Represented US Contractor joint venture asserting multi-million claims and defending other issues on USD 2.5 billion underground infrastructure project in Eastern United States Issued Independent Expert Determination involving multi-million claims on USD 1.2 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant in Mid-western United States.


Multiple American Arbitration Association (AAA) and JAMS courses


District of Columbia, Virginia


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International, American, District of Columbia and Virginia Bar Associations Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers Fellow, UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Member, London Court of International Arbitration North American Users Council


J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School

B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University


Have written and published more than 300 articles and seminars on international and domestic construction contracts; oil and gas contracts; contract administration; arbitration and mediation rules and techniques; negotiation; government contracts and engineering law


Recipient of ABA Forum on Construction Law lifetime achievement Cornerstone Award Recipient of Marquis Who' Who Lifetime Achievement Award

Listed in various publications such as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the World, International Who's Who of Professionals and Oxford Press' International edition of Men of Achievement

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