Laura LoBue has represented clients in both jury and bench trials, as well as before U.S. government agencies, state and federal courts, and commercial arbitration panels.

Laura has broad experience in complex litigation and arbitration with a particular focus in the areas of construction, infrastructure, nuclear energy, and government contracts. Her background in architecture gives her a unique perspective with clients, including real estate owners and developers, contractors, industrial and manufacturing companies, and power companies.

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  • Serves on the Young Lawyers Alliance Committee of the Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Representative Experience

Successfully defended major Japanese manufacturer and several of its U.S. subsidiaries in ICC Arbitration in California involving the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (“SONGS”) that stemmed from claimed failure of certain critical components manufactured and supplied by our clients with claims exceeding $7 billion, and awarded fees and costs as the “prevailing party” in excess of $58 million.


Successfully defended Duke Energy against Westinghouse’s $482 million claim for termination costs resulting from the termination of an EPC Agreement for the Levy County nuclear power plant, after bench trial in federal court in North Carolina.


Representing general contractor in multi-party lawsuit involving over $50 million in claims related to the retractable roof at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

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  • Representing subcontractor to defend against $20 million in claims brought by prime contractor related to the demolition of the old Antler’s Bridge in Shasta County, CA.
  • Representing joint-venture general contractor asserting claims on a $3 billion contract for decommissioning a nuclear power plant.
  • Represented government contractor in federal court litigation in Virginia brought by subcontractor seeking $26 million in total damages for fraud, breach of contract, and alleged violations of the Alien Tort Claims Act, among others, successfully negotiating a very favorable confidential settlement.
  • Represented contractor against principals of subcontractor on alter ego claim, settling during jury trial in Federal Court in New Jersey on favorable terms.
  • Successfully defended an international manufacturer of paper production machinery in federal court litigation seeking to enjoin the sale of a paper plant.
  • Represented contractor defending against multiple subcontractor claims for work on the Seal and Sea Lion Life Support system at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Professional Highlights

Super Lawyers, Rising Stars – Washington, DC, Construction Litigation (2014 – 2016)


Member of Washington Building Congress


Member of Jefferson Society

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  • Serves on the Young Lawyers Alliance Committee of the Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2007

    B.Arch., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2001

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

    Virginia