Andrew W. Stephenson practices in the areas of construction, government contracts, labor law and corporate compliance, representing owners, architect-engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in virtually all phases of both the private and public sectors of the construction industry. Mr. Stephenson is an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.
Mr. Stephenson's dispute resolution experience involves representation of regional and international public, quasi-public and private owners, contractors and specialty trade subcontractors in the full spectrum of construction claims. This representation has involved all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, project neutrals, arbitrations and dispute review boards, as well as traditional litigation before juries, state and federal boards of contract appeals, and bench trials in the state and federal courts, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. This trial experience covers hearings lasting from one to 72 days.
Mr. Stephenson is also frequently asked to serve as a private arbitrator or mediator in construction disputes, where he is known to the parties and/or their counsel, and his experience and negotiation skills are sought as a way to facilitate the resolution of disputes.
Mr. Stephenson has testified on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) before joint committees of the U.S. Congress on pending legislative issues, including the amendment of the Miller Act. He is a member of the AGC's Contract Documents and Union Contractors Committees.
Mr. Stephenson has served on the Board of the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as the co-chair of the Public Private Partnership, which replaced 11 of the university's residence halls in a four-phase, four-year program housing more than 3,500 students in a "living-learning" suite style environment. It is the largest project of its kind in the United States.
Mr. Stephenson has also lectured and given in-house seminars on Corporate Compliance Programs and Training for a number of clients; and for the Associated General Contractors of America-National, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the National Contract Management Association.
Mr. Stephenson served in the United States Army Reserve from 1972 to 1978 and as an officer from 1975 to 1978. Mr. Stephenson has held a TS-SCI security clearance.