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Roy Mitchell

Roy S. Mitchell, Esq.

Case Manager
Salvador Sauceda Guzman
T: 202-533-2024
F: 202-942-9186
1155 F Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20004


Roy S. Mitchell, Esq. has more than 40 years of experience as an attorney and a neutral and is a recognized expert on domestic and international government contracts involving aircraft, ship building, avionics, construction law, contract administration, and dispute resolution.

Mr. Mitchell is a Fellow and former National Chairman of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, a Director of the Procurement Round Table, a retired partner from the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and served as President and CEO of the Construction and Government Contracts Claims Group of Hill International, Inc. for five years. He focuses on mediating and arbitrating complex, multi-million-dollar disputes involving U.S. Government and State and Local Contracts and related matters.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

U.S. Government Contract Experience

  • Iraq War Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) Supply Services Contracts

  • Vietnam War Tripartite Infrastructure Contracts
  • Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard contracts
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA)
  • Overseas Building Operations (OSO)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Voice of America (VOA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of Interior (DOI)
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)
  • Multiple Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals prior to establishment of CBCA
  • Teaming Agreements, Proposal Preparation and Negotiation
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Requirements
  • Systems Integrators, Joint Ventures and Master Services Agreements
  • Military and Civilian Aircraft, Ship Building and Navigation Systems
  • High Speed Trains, Subways and Construction
  • International contracts in Bahrain, Egypt, Okinawa, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yap Island, and Yemen

Construction Experience

  • Heavy Civil and Underground Contracts: tunnels, roads, bridges, dams, airfields, subways, and high speed railroads
  • Military: missile bases, NASA projects, aircraft, avionics and ship building
  • Specialty: pipping, mechanical, and electrical contracts
  • Building: commercial, hospital, courthouse, and jail contracts  

Representative Matters

  • Ship Building: Represented ship builder on military Ro-Ro vessel
  • Served as Sole Arbitrator on $12 million subcontractor claim under Teaming Agreement and Systems Integrator contracts on major Coast Guard ship overhaul project
  • Aircraft Production: Represented major European air craft manufacturer in claim preparation and negotiation of $100 million Navy training aircraft contract, and in Proposal Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) civilian test aircraft contract
  • Avionics: Advised supplier of Avionics on U.S. Air Force missile nose cone navigation system claims
  • Construction: Represented multiple major U.S. construction contractors in negotiation, arbitration, BCA hearings or litigation building locks and dams for Army Corps of Engineers, missile bases for Air Force, underground fueling facilities for Navy, Loran towers for Coast Guard, broadcasting facilities for USIA, subways for various municipal subway systems, water and sewer facilities for various municipalities, Dept. of Interior and USAID, test facilities for NASA, hospitals for Veterans Administration and buildings for Navy, Marines, GSA, roads and bridges for several state DOTs, etc.
  • Served as Dispute Review Board member on contractor USD 1 million claim against government owner of USD 7 billion subway system in Eastern United States
  • Underground Infrastructure Project: Represented U.S. contractor joint venture asserting multi-million dollar claims and defending other issues on $2.5 billion underground infrastructure project in Eastern United States
  • US Investment Dispute: Served as chairman of arbitration panel involving substantial stock investment disputes in United States
  • Recipient of Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fellow, UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, International Bar Association North American Regional Forum
  • Member, London Court of  International Arbitration North American Users Council
  • Member, American Society of International Law
  • Recipient of American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Lifetime Achievement Cornerstone Award
  • Listed in 2nd edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law; 2nd edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; 5th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest; 50th edition of Who’s Who in America; 1995 International Who’s Who of Professionals; Oxford Press’ 3rd international edition of Men of Achievement; American Biographical Institute’s 8th edition of Personalities of the South; and Community Leaders of Virginia
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Fellow and Former National Chairman, American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section
  • Director, Procurement Round Table
  • Former Faculty Member, Stanford and Texas A&M Universities Construction Executive Programs
  • Former Member, American Arbitration Association Commercial and Construction Arbitration Panels
  • Member, JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Group
  • Former Member, NASD Arbitration Panel
  • Member, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section
  • Former Chairman, Bids and Protests Committee of Public Contract Law Section
  • Former Chairman, Committee on Environmental and Ecology Law, PCL Section
  • Former Chairman, Committee on Current Federal Procurement, Regulations and Forms
  • Member, American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, District of Columbia and Virginia and International Bar Associations
  • Has written and published more than 300 articles and seminars on international and domestic construction contracts; construction contract administration; arbitration and mediation rules and techniques; negotiation; construction, government contracts, and engineering law. Representative samples include:
    • Must Arbitrators Follow The Law?, JAMS Global Construction Solutions
    • Barriers to Settlement in Construction Mediation, JAMS GEC Bi-Annual Meeting
    • Identifying the Best ADR Methods for Global Construction Disputes, JAMS Global Construction Solutions
    • Cultural Sensitivities in International Construction Arbitration, JAMS Global Construction Solutions
    • Handbook of Construction Law and Claims, Reston Publishing Co., 1982, 1989
    • Oil & Gas Construction Contracts and Claims, George Washington University and Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • Construction Contracting with the U.S. Government, Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • Contract Breaches and Disputes, Concentrated Course in Construction Contracts, Federal Publications Seminars, LLC
    • Innovations in Evidence Presentations in Construction Arbitration, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution
    • Preventing and Defending Claims, Federal Publications, Inc.
    • Bidding, Bonding and Specifications, University of Denver and Federal Publications, Inc.
    • International Arbitration Workshop, Center for Management Development and Training, Inc. and The World Trade Center
    • Privatization Contracts, First Egyptian International Congress on Law of Contracts
    • International Construction Program Management and Contract Claims, Center for Advanced Management Programs and George Washington University
    • How To Stop Unexpected Construction Claims, Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • United States Government Contracts and Subcontracts, Lion Worldwide, Ltd.
    • How State and Local Governments Avoid Claims, Center For Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • International Construction Claims Workshop, Program Management Engineering Systems and The World Trade Center
    • How to Win Claims on United States Government Contracts, Lion Worldwide, Ltd.
    • U.S. Government Claims Workshop, Center For Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • Effective Use of Technical Experts, 2nd Annual Virginia Bar Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar
    • Contractor Performance and Risk Allocation, Masters Institute in Construction Contracting, Federal Publications Seminars LLC
    • Contributor, Construction Subcontracting: A Legal Guide for Industry Professionals, John Wiley & Sons, 1991
    • How to Win International Construction Arbitration, George Mason University and Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • Construction Law, Executive Leadership Course, Construction Industry Institute
    • How to Recognize and Price Construction Claims, Project Management Integration Systems and Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
    • Construction Contracting Under The New FIDIC Terms
    • Project Management Integrated Systems and Center for Management and Training, Inc.
    • Reducing and Resolving Construction Claims, Lion International, Inc.
    • Pricing Construction Claims, Crown Eagle Communications, Ltd.
    • International Arbitration Workshop, Program Management Integration Systems and the World Trade Center
    • Construction Claims Workshop, World Trade Center
  • Member, The Construction Group Advisory Board, Construction Contracts Law Report
  • Chairman, Center for Management Development and Training, Inc., 2004-present
  • President & CEO, Construction Claims Group, Hill International, 1999-2004
  • Senior Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 1987-1999
  • Founder and Senior Partner, Lewis Mitchell & Moore, 1967-1987
  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School
  • B.S., Cornell University, College of Industrial and Labor Relations




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