Andrew D. Ness

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Trial Practice
  • International Litigation and Arbitration
  • Government Contracts Counseling and Litigation
University Stanford University, B.S.E.E., 1974
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., 1977
Admitted1977, California; 1980, District of Columbia; 1981, Virginia
Memberships Member and Chair-elect, Forum on the Construction Industry; Chair, Publications Committee, 2008-2010; Governing Committee Member, 2007-2009, American Bar Association. Fellow:

Tau Beta Pi. Law Clerk to Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1977-1978.


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Texas Supreme Court Boosts Corporate Confidentiality Protections
Andrew D. Ness,William R. Taylor,J. Laurens Wilkes, July 13, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court ("Court") issued two recent opinions that may provide private companies with a greater ability to protect their confidential information in Texas even when dealing with public entities. The Court held that Section 552.104 of the Texas Public Information Act...

Texas Supreme Court Limits the Enforceability of No-Delay-Damages Provisions
Scott W. Cowan,Kent W. Lindsay,Andrew D. Ness,William R. Taylor,J. Laurens Wilkes, November 12, 2014
The Texas Supreme Court held that a no-delay-damages provision cannot shield an owner from liability for deliberately and wrongfully interfering with a contractor's work. Zachry Constr. Corp. v. Port of Houston Auth., No. 12-0772, 2014 Tex. LEXIS 768, at *43 (Tex. Aug. 29, 2014). The court not only...

Arbitration for One is Not Arbitration for All: Sixth Circuit Allows Lawsuit Against Indirect Parties Following Consolidated Arbitration
Scott W. Cowan,Taylor L. Freeman,Kent W. Lindsay,Andrew D. Ness,Stephen V. O'Neal, October 16, 2014
Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit allowed a subcontractor's lawsuit against design professionals to proceed even though all parties had previously participated in a consolidated arbitration proceeding over the same issues. W.J. O'Neil Co. v. Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson...

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Andrew D. Ness

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001-2113


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