John P. Dacey, Program Co-Chair, is a Co-Managing Senior Shareholder of Cauvel & Dacey PC, a civil litigation firm providing legal services throughout California. Over the last 31 years, he has represented predominantly public entity clients, while representing some private entity clients in construction related contract procurements; complex litigation; appeals; arbitration; mediation and claim resolution.
Hector H. Espinosa, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at K&L Gates LLP. He focuses on the construction industry, working with clients from the onset of a project and contract formation to the resolution of claims through settlement and litigation. He represents general contractors, subcontractors and owners in a broad range of private and public projects, including contract, delay, and impact claims.
Daniel D. McMillan, Program Co-Chair, a partner with Jones Day, focuses on complex commercial, business, and construction litigation/transactions. As co-leader of the firm’s Chambers USA recognized global construction practice, he represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in large construction disputes and in negotiating and drafting the full panoply of contracts for large projects.
Michael J. Bayard is a full time neutral at Dispute Resolution Services, limiting his practice to construction disputes. He has more than three decades of experience as a construction attorney. A full-time neutral since 2000, he has resolved hundreds of construction and real estate disputes ranging from small residential projects to high-profile, multi-million dollar, multi-party cases.
George D. Calkins, II, serves as a neutral for JAMS and for Calkins ADR. He is a nationally recognized mediator/arbitrator with more than 35 years’ experience, including two decades as a neutral. He has presided over thousands of ADR proceedings involving diverse legal and factual issues and partnered with the courts to resolve numerous complex cases.
Kimble R. Cook is an attorney at Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP. He has represented private owners, municipalities, public school districts, general contractors, and subcontractors for over 15 years.
Kevin A. Dorse is the Managing Partner of Theodora Oringher PC. He has represented business & government clients for over 25 years on complex commercial litigation in a wide variety of industries & issues, including contract disputes, insurance coverage, and construction. He heads the Construction Disputes Group specializing in heavy construction, tunneling, pipelines, and engineering disputes.
Jonathan J. Dunn is a partner at SMTD Law LLP. He concentrates his practice in construction law, government and public contracts, creditor’s rights and complex commercial law matters.
Mia Farber is a principal of Jackson Lewis PC. She has extensive experience in all facets of employment litigation. She also provides advice & counsel, conducts trainings, and speaks on employment law issues.
Barbara R. Gadbois, LEED AP, a partner with Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP since 1993, concentrates her practice in the development and management of construction projects.
Richard H. Glucksman is a partner at Chapman Glucksman Dean & Roeb. He is well known for his representation of builders, developers, and general contractors in complex multi-party actions.
Richard Juday is the Chief Executive Officer of Efficiency Energy LLC (EE) and has overseen their successful work nationally for government agency clients administering 179D allocation processes.
Armenak Kavcioglu is a partner with Raisin & Kavcioglu. His practice focuses on public works and commercial construction projects. He counsels industry clients, including builders and subcontractors, in matters relating to procurement, scope of work disputes, cost growth, delays, disruptions, and other impacts. He has extensive trial experience in complex construction matters.
Jeffrey B. Kirzner is Of Counsel to Jones Day. He advises clients on public contracting issues for local, state, and federal procurements and in drafting/negotiating contracts for public and private projects.
Sara H. Kornblatt is a partner at Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP. Her practice is concentrated in both the development and management of construction projects and handling claims.
Monica E. Lukoschek is a partner at U.S. Immigration Law Group LLP. She represents small, mid-sized and large companies, as well as individuals, in matters involving U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.
Bonnie Martin, DBIA, is a Project Executive & Market Sector Leader for Swinerton Builders, California’s top general contractor with annual revenue over $3 billion. She has over 25 years in construction.
Neil W. Miltonberger is the co-founder of Breakwater Forensics LLC in Austin, TX. He specializes in the forensic investigation of financial and project scheduling issues related to the construction industry.
Gregory J. Newman, a partner with Selman Breitman LLP, specializes in handling complex insurance coverage-related matters, with an emphasis in third party property-casualty issues in the construction arena. He has served as regional counsel and national coordinating counsel for several insurance carriers and lectures on a variety of insurance coverage and related issues.
Michael Nieto, the director of WRA Inc.’s San Diego Office, has expertise in regulatory issues. He specializes in wetlands/permitting, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration, and agency permit negotiations.
Kathryn Richter serves exclusively as an independent neutral with Richter ADR LLC. She has more than 30 years’ experience resolving complex, high-stakes, multi-party domestic and international disputes.
Sharon S. Suarez is a partner at Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP. She represents & counsels public entities with respect to construction, facilities, real estate, purchasing, contracts and related matters.
Nicholas W. Targ is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP. He has over 20 years’ experience assisting clients achieve their land use, environmental and policy goals. He focuses on complex redevelopment projects.
Carolyn A. Woodson, a partner at Jones Day, is an experienced litigator who represents clients in high-stakes litigation in federal/state courts and ADR forums. She advises clients in the construction industry.