Jeffrey Gans is chair of the law firm’s Construction Counseling & Dispute Resolution practice and chair of the Public-Private Partnership team. He is located in Pillsbury's Washington, DC office. His practice is concentrated on advising owners and contractors that are developing and constructing large energy or commercial projects. He has negotiated and advised clients regarding a wide range of delivery methods including EPC, design-build, GMP and public-private partnership. Mr. Gans also negotiates agreements with organized labor and advises his clients who are dealing with organized labor on their projects.
Mr. Gans’ substantial experience includes pursuing and defending complex claims for delay and disruption, actual and constructive acceleration, breach of contract, professional liability, design and construction defects, liens and encumbrances, and bond and insurance coverage. Mr. Gans also assists clients with troubled projects with the goal of resolving design and project administration-related problems before formal dispute resolution is needed. When formal dispute resolution is required, Mr. Gans has significant experience representing clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation, before and during the construction phase and in post-construction proceedings. He has handled major trials of multimillion-dollar construction disputes and has represented contractors and construction managers in many other cases successfully resolved in settlement.
Mr. Gans’s clients, both foreign and domestic, include owners, engineers and subcontractors, often involved in projects with private and public (Federal, State and Municipal) partners. Many of his cases have involved complex engineering and construction issues.
In addition to offering traditional construction counseling, Mr. Gans has represented clients in litigation involving fraud (civil and criminal), bankruptcy, civil RICO and governmental investigations.
- Chambers USA, Construction—DC (2012-2016)
- Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law (2016)
- Legal 500 US, Construction (2014, 2016)
- Super Lawyers (2011-2013)
- Chambers USA, Award for Excellence in Construction (2010)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; District of Columbia Court of Appeals
magna cum laude