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Roy S. Mitchell

  • Mediator & Arbitrator
  • Retired
  • 444 West Broad St., Unit 710
  • Falls Church, Virginia 22046


  • Undergraduate: B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University
  • Law School: George Washington University Law School

Career History

  • Chairman & CEO, Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.   2004 – present
  • President, Construction Claims Group, Hill International, Inc. – 1999-2004
  • Senior Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP – 1987-1999
  • Founder and Senior Partner, Lewis, Mitchell & Moore – 1967-1987

Related Construction and Commercial Activities

  • Vice Chairman, Ameribanc, a 1 $billion savings bank – 1980-1995
  • Trustee, Ameribanc Investors Group – 1980-1995
  • 18-28% General Partner, Tycon Developers and related Special Purpose real estate development partnerships which developed approximately 2,400,000 of commercial office space in the Washington, DC suburbs – 1975-1993
  • 20% Owner, Tycon Construction Corp. – 1980-1991
  • 20% Owner, Tycon Management Company – 1975-1991
  • Partner, Venture America, a venture capital partnership – 1980-1995


Co-authored a book entitled “Handbook of Construction Law and Claims” and contributed numerous articles to professional journals such as “Must Arbitrators Follow the Law?” and “Cultural Sensitivites in International Construction Arbitration”, both in 2014 in JAMS Global Construction Solutions.  Fellow and former national chairman of the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association, Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.  Has handled cases in 35 countries, primarily in Asia and the Middle East under the Rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICDR, AAA and the Saudi and Taiwan arbitration rules.  Recipient of the American Bar Associatiation Forum on Construction Law Lifetime Achievement Cornerstone Award.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Fellow, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Fellow, UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Assocition
  • Member, Global Engineering & Construction Group, JAMS, The Resolution Experts
  • Recipient of American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law lifetime achievement Cornerstone Award
  • Recipient of Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration North American Users Council
  • Member, International Bar Association North American Regional Forum
  • Member, American Society of International Law
  • National Chairman, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association, 1976-1977
  • Chairman, Committee on Federal Procurement Statutes, Regulations and Forms, 1973-1974
  • Council Member, 1970-1973 and 1977-1979
  • Chairman, Committee on Environmental and Ecology Law, 1974-1975
  • Chairman, Bids and Protests Committee, 1969-1972
  • Director, Procurement Round Table
  • Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association
  • Former Faculty Member, Construction Executive Programs, Construction Industry Institute, Stanford University and Texas A&M University
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Former Member, Commercial and Construction Panels of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Former Member, NASD Arbitration Panel
  • Former Member, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Group Advisory Board, Construction Contracts Law Report, West, a Thomson Business
  • Have served as Mediator, Arbitrator, Neutral and Dispute Review Board Member

Construction Experience

  • Domestic, International and Government Contracts
  • Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) Contracts
  • Project Finance Infrastructure Projects
  • Power Facilities-Fossil, Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Wind, Single Cycle and Co-Generation
  • Petrochemical and related Oil & Gas Facilities – Refineries, Offshore Oil Platforms, Pipelines
  • Water Facilities – Desalinization, Sewage and Water Treatment Plants
  • Heavy Civil and Underground – Tunnels, Roads, Bridges, Dams, Airfields, Subways and High Speed Railroads
  • Military – Missile Bases, NASA Projects, Aircraft and Ship Building
  • Specialty Piping, Mechanical and Electrical Contracts
  • Building – Commercial, Hospital, Courthouse, Jail and Mixed Use Development

International Experience

  • Has handled international cases during entire career and has worked on matters involving projects in 35 countries – Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Okinawa, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Trinidad, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yap Island and Yemen
  • Extensive On Site Work in 14 countries – Bahrain, Cambodia, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Panama, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Taiwan, Trinidad and Vietnam
  • Handled cases under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICDR, AAA, Saudi and Taiwan Rules
  • Provided FIDIC, International Arbitration and Contract Administration training in 15 countries – Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, England, Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore and United Arab Emirates
  • Responsible for Hill International claim consulting offices in London, Abu Dhabi and Korea
  • Worked closely with partners in Morgan Lewis offices in London, Brussels, Frankfort, Jakarta, Singapore and Tokyo

Government Contract Experience

  • Iraq War Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) Supply Services Contracts.
  • Vietnam War Tripartite Infrastructure Contracts.
  • Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard contracts.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • General Services Administration  (GSA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA)
  • Overseas Building Operations (OSO)
  • United States Agency for International Developments (USAID)
  • Voice of America (VOA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of Interior (DOI)
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)
  • Multiple Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals prior to establishment of CBCA
  • Teaming Agreements, Proposal Preparation and Negotiation
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Requirements
  • Systems Integrators, Joint Ventures and Master Services Agreements
  • Worked on major air frame systems, military and civilian aircraft, ship building, missiles and related homing devices
  • High Speed Trains, Subways and Construction

Professional Affiliations

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution,ABA Forum on Construction Law,ABA Section of Public Contract Law,College of Commercial Arbitrators,International Bar Association,JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Group,London Court of International Arbitration


Other Honors:

Listed in the following publications:

  • 2nd edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law;
  • 2nd edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry;
  • 15th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest;
  • 50th edition of Who’s Who in America;
  • 2007 edition of Who’s Who in the World
  • 1995 International Who’s Who of Professionals;
  • Oxford Press’ international edition of Men of Achievement;
  • American Biographical Institute’s 8th edition of Personalities of the South and Community Leaders of Virginia.”

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Oil & Gas Construction Contracts and Claims”, George Washington University and Center For Management Development and Training, Inc.
  • “Identifying the Best ADR Methods for Global Construction Disputes”, JAMS Global Construction Solutions
  • “Cultural Sensitivities in International Construction Arbitration”, JAMS Global Construction Solutions
  • “Must Arbitrators Follow The Law?”, JAMS Global Construction Solutions
  • “Practical Considerations-Do’s and Don’ts from the Experts Point of View”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • “Contract Breaches and Disputes”, Concentrated Course in Construction Contracts, Federal Publications Seminars LLC
  • “Innovations in Evidence Presentations in Construction Arbitration”, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution
  • “How Contractors Win Construction Claims”, Federal Publications Seminars LLC
  • “Effective Use of Technical Experts: How to Avoid Technospeak and Assure that the Message is Heard and Understood by the Trier of Fact”, Virginai CLE Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar
  • “Contractor Performance and Risk Allocation”, The Masters Institute in Construction Contracting, Federal Publications Seminars LLC
  • “Improving the Measured Mile Using a Statistical Baseline”, 29 Construction Contracts Law Report No. 17, 2005
  • “Construction Law”, Executive Leadership Course, Construction Industry Institute
  • “How To Win International Construction Arbitration”, George Mason University and Center For Management Development and Training, Inc.
  • “How to Recognize and Price Construction Claims”, Project Management Integration Systems and Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
  • “Construction Contracting with the United States Government”, Center for Management Development and Training Inc.
  • “Construction Contracting Under the New FIDIC Terms”, Project Management Integrated Systems and Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.
  • “Preventing and Defending Claims”, Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Reducing and Resolving Construction Claims”, Lion International, Inc.
  • “Construction Claims and the Owner”, Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Pricing Construction Claims”, Crown Eagle Communications, Ltd.
  • “Handbook of Construction Law and Claims”, Reston Publishing Company, Inc. (Co-author)
  • “Claims and the Construction Owner”, Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Bidding, Bonding and Specifications”, The Masters Institute in Government Construction Contracting, University of Denver and Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Changes and Changed Conditions”, Concentrated Course in Construction Contracts, Pepperdine University School of Law and Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Scheduling Clauses and Regulations”, Construction Project Scheduling, University of Denver College of Law and Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Construction Contract Modifications”, University of Denver College of Law and Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Delays, Disruptions and Acceleration”, Federal Publications, Inc. Annual Construction Contractors Conference
  • “Shortages, Inflation and No Equitable Adjustment”, Public Contract Law Section Manual
  • “Construction Contracting Problems”, Energy Impact on Government Contractors, Briefing Paper No., 72-2, Federal Publications, Inc.
  • “Excusable Delays-Weather”, The Sixth Construction Contracts Conference Manual, Federal Publications, Inc. and George Washington University
  • “Bids and Protests Committee Seeks Guidance on Handling of Bid Protests” Public Contract Newsletter
  • “Section Comments on Proposed GAO Bid Protest Procedures”, Public Contract Newsletter
  • “Survey of State Procurement and Protest Procedures”, 4 Public Contract Law Journal 99, 1971
  • “Exceptions to No Damage for Delay Claims” published in The Construction Industry Handbook by the McGraw Hill Book Company, 1977

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Courts

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