Paul A. Varela

Paul Varela counsels clients in contract planning, administration, and complex dispute resolution matters nationally and internationally in the engineering and construction industry. His broad range of legal experience includes government and private data centers, roads, bridges, tall buildings, nuclear and conventional power facilities, environmental remediation, biomedical centers, energy and chemical projects, airports, professional sports stadiums, … Read more

Mike Stenglein

Mike Stenglein specializes in business litigation and arbitration. He is Managing Partner of our Austin office, leader of the firm’s Global Construction and Engineering Disputes practice and a member of the firm’s ten-person Policy Committee. With more than 25 years of experience, Mike represents clients in many industries, including the construction, energy and oilfield services, … Read more

Stephen E. Ray

Stephen E. Ray’s construction law practice has included providing consulting services, on a nationwide basis and internationally, to owners, general contractors, construction managers and EPC firms, litigating construction defect, construction delay, active interference and mechanics lien claims. Mr. Ray has also litigated and arbitrated general breach of contract and design contract claims involving refineries, power … Read more

Kelly Ruane Melchiondo

Kelly Ruane Melchiondo is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Construction Law Group. Kelly’s practice focuses on complex litigation, in both jury and non-jury trials, of claims involving construction and design defects, construction contract claims, and products liability at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. Kelly is also a member of the … Read more

Jeffrey E. Mark

Jeff Mark is a Shareholder in the Health and Business Sections. Jeff has extensive experience advising hospitals, multi-institutional health care systems, physician groups and specialty providers regarding a variety of transactional health care related matters including affiliations, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures; fraud and abuse; Stark; physician agreements; and equipment and office space leasing arrangements. … Read more

Damien J. Marshall

Damien Marshall is a partner in the Trial and Global Disputes Practice Group. He focuses on the resolution of complex business disputes over a broad range of substantive areas, including antitrust, securities, consumer protection and general commercial disputes. Damien has extensive experience representing clients on a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters with particular … Read more

Bennett J. Lee

Bennett Lee is managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. He represents general contractors, design engineering firms, construction managers, and owners on a wide variety of issues arising from industrial, transportation and commercial construction projects, including power and hydro plants, office buildings, roadways, hospitals, prisons, schools, dams, mass transit systems, tunnels, and pipelines. Bennett … Read more

John R. Heisse

Guiding global developers, builders, owners and designers through every phase of complex public and private construction, John has successfully represented clients regarding major energy, infrastructure, hospitality, professional sports, commercial, and health care projects around the world. He draws on his engineering background and deep legal experience to counsel clients on project planning, contracting, contract and … Read more

John D. Hanover

John brings over 30 years of construction law and litigation experience to clients dealing with multimillion-dollar claims on public and private projects. Whether serving as lead counsel in trials, arbitration, or mediation, John draws on his experience gained from serving in-house and from guiding all types of construction industry players toward the successful resolution their … Read more

Kristen Renee Fournier

Kristen is an experienced mass tort and product liability litigator who provides state-of-the-art defense strategies to companies facing high profile, high risk matters. She is known for her sophisticated understanding of jury trends and unique ability to craft messages and trial themes that drive home her client’s objectives. Whether serving as national coordinating counsel or … Read more