Andy Ness assists owners and contractors with troubled projects, solving complex construction and design-related problems without need for formal dispute resolution whenever practicable. In litigated matters, he has served as lead counsel on a wide variety of large construction disputes that were resolved in federal and state courts and via domestic and international arbitrations. Andy also has extensive experience in resolving disputes through the use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques, and he has drafted and negotiated design, EPC, and construction contracts for a wide range of major projects around the world.
Andy additionally has extensive experience with U.S. government projects and contracting issues. The projects that he has assisted encompass a broad range of energy, industrial and process, government, institutional, commercial, and building projects across the United States and numerous other countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Andy was co-leader of the team that received the 2008 and 2010 Awards for Excellence in construction by Chambers USA. He has been recognized individually by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America since each publication commenced coverage of construction law and has been named by International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers as one of the 12 Most Highly Regarded Individuals worldwide (2012-2014).
Andy is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and from 2012 to 2013 was chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the world's largest organization of construction lawyers.
Honors & Distinctions
Chambers USA - Band 1, Construction, District of Columbia
Best Lawyers - Top 100 Washington Lawyers (2012) and District of Columbia Construction Lawyer of the Year (2012)
International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers - one of 12 Most Highly Regarded Individuals (2012-2014)
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1977-1978)
Fellow: American College of Construction Lawyers.