ACCL Membership Directory

John F. McGuinn

  • Sr. VP & Assistant General Counsel (retired)
  • Bechtel Group, Inc.
  • San Francisco, California

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.A. Benedictine University 1962
  • Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, 1965

Professional Activities

  • American College of Construction Lawyers _ Founding Fellow 1989, Board (1993 through 1999), President, 1998, Past Presidents Council (current)
  • ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry: Member Governing Committee 1984-1990, (Chair 1989), Cornerstone Award (2001)
  • Member (inactive), California & Illinois Bars,
  • Former Member: American Bar Association, American Corporate Counsel Association, Large Legal Department Council, Nuclear Energy Institute _ General Counsel Committee, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Transparency Inc. (USA Chapter), former member of the Board of Directors

Professional Affiliations

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “”Labor Relations,”” University of Illinois Law Forum 847, (1964)
  • “”Criminal Procedure,”” University of Illinois Law Forum 119, (1965)

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars (Representative):

  • Chair, “”Trends in Construction Law,”” ABA’s Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Program, 1984
  • “”Liability in the Construction Industry,”” Defense Research Institute, 1986
  • Chair, “”Construction and Surety Issues,”” ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry/Fidelity and Surety Committee, 1998
  • “”Use and Abuse of Risk Allocation in the Construction Industry,”” Fifth Annual Meeting Forum on the Construction Industry, 1989, and North Carolina Bar Foundation, 1989
  • Chair, “”How the Construction Attorney and Consultant Can and Should Work Together,”” The Fifth Annual Construction Litigation Superconference, 1990
  • “”Incentive Clauses in the Construction Industry: Principles, Practices and Pointers,”” ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry, 1991
  • Chair, “”Prevent Your Client from Scalding in theHot Tub of Partnering,”” American College of Construction Lawyers 1996
  • 2002 Watson Memorial Lecture Speaker on Ethics in Business, Humboldt State University School of Business and Economics

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars (Representative):

  • Chair, “”Trends in Construction Law,”” ABA’s Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Program, 1984
  • “”Liability in the Construction Industry,”” Defense Research Institute, 1986
  • Chair, “”Construction and Surety Issues,”” ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry/Fidelity and Surety Committee, 1998
  • “”Use and Abuse of Risk Allocation in the Construction Industry,”” Fifth Annual Meeting Forum on the Construction Industry, 1989, and North Carolina Bar Foundation, 1989
  • Chair, “”How the Construction Attorney and Consultant Can and Should Work Together,”” The Fifth Annual Construction Litigation Superconference, 1990
  • “”Incentive Clauses in the Construction Industry: Principles, Practices and Pointers,”” ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry, 1991
  • Chair, “”Prevent Your Client from Scalding in theHot Tub of Partnering,”” American College of Construction Lawyers 1996
  • 2002 Watson Memorial Lecture Speaker on Ethics in Business, Humboldt State University School of Business and Economics

Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 1965
  • California, 1968
  • Court of Appeals, (7th and 9th Cir.)

Community Activities

  • President of Confirm not Conform, a national confirmation program, initially for Episcopal youth.
  • Member, 2008 to present, Alumni Board of Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
  • Former Board member (2002-2008) of Episcopal Charities, San Francisco Bay Area, and Chair (2005-2008) of Major Gifts Committee
  • Advisory Council, Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Episcopal seminary, Berkeley, CA)
  • St. John�s Episcopal Church (various committees, and Lay Eucharistic Minister), Oakland, CA


← Return to Previous Page