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Shelly L. Ewald

  • Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P.
  • 1765 Greensboro Station Place
    Suite 1000
  • McLean, Virginia 22102
  • Email:
  • Phone: (703) 749-1000
  • Cell:
  • Company Phone: (703) 749-1000
  • Fax: (703) 893-8029


  • Undergraduate: B.A. University of Nebraska, 1987
  • Law School: George Washington University Law School, 1990

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor: “International Commercial Arbitration,” George Mason University School of Law, 2010-2014.
  • Coach: Vis International Moot Court Competition, George Mason University School of Law Vis Team, 2011-2014 (Coached Top 16 Finalist Team at Vis East in Vienna 2012 and 2013).
  • Visiting Lecturer: “Government Contracts Seminar,” George Washington University School of Law, 1997-2014.
  • Adjunct Professor: George Washington University School of Law, 1995-96.
  • Visiting Lecturer: “Government Contracts Law,” Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary.
  • Visiting Lecturer: “Government Contracts Law,” Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, March 2006

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, International Bar Association

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Presenter, GCILA/FNTP “Global Construction Contracts and PPP in Their Infancy, The North American Situation,” Paris, May 2014.

Moderator, Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, Government Contracts Trial Practice Seminar, 2008-2014.

Panelist, “Trends in Construction Claims and Disputes,” Construction Superconference, December 2013.


Presenter, International Arbitration Developments: “International Bar Association Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration,” Munich, September 2013.


Author: “Contractors’ Past Performance Ratings Process Standardized, Not Revolutionized,” Watt Tieder Newsletter, Fall 2013.


Co-Author: “Agency’s Lack of Jurisdiction over Task Order Bid Protest Does not Derail Later Protest at the GAO,” Virginia State Bar, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section Newsletter, May 2013.


Author: “Ad Hoc Arbitrations: Selection of Applicable Rules and Guidelines for Interviewing Prospective Arbitrators,” Watt Tieder Newsletter, February 2013.


Panelist, “Legal, Expert or Lay Opinion Witness?” Construction Superconference December 2012.


Panelist, “Dispute Review Boards as Project Facilitators,” ABA Spring Conference April 2012.


Panelist, “ICDR/AAA International Construction ADR Tools & Techniques,” 8 th Annual American Arbitration Association Miami International Arbitration Conference, March 2010.


Panelist, “AAA/ICDR and the International Construction Project,” 2009 AAA Construction Conference: Maximizing ADR Advocacy for Today’s Economy, November 2009.


Co-Author: “Liquidated Damages and The Freedom To Contract,” Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Vol. 1 (Winter 2007).


Speaker: “Proving Construction Damages,” Federal Publications Seminars, March and June 2006.


Panelist: “Recent Developments in Federal and State Arbitral Law,” The Contractor and Construction Manager Issues SuperConference, December 2005.


Co-Author: “Contesting and Defending Liquidated Damages Provisions,” Construction Briefings, May 2005.


Speaker: “The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts – Understanding the Issues,” Lorman Education Services, December 2004.


Author: “Performance Bond Sureties Released From Bond Obligations Due to Owners’ Failure to Provide Required Notices of Default,” From the Ground Up, Summer 2004.


Speaker: “Designing, Developing, Financing, Constructing and Operating International Infrastructure Projects,” May 2003, Second Global Project SuperConference.


Speaker: “Public Contract Code and Competitive Public Bidding in the District of Columbia,” Lorman Education Services, December 2002.


Speaker: “Proving Construction Damages,” Federal Publications, May 2001.


Author: “Bid Protest Options — Where Should I File My Protest?” From the Ground Up, Spring 1998.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

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