Lee C. Davis: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Lee C. Davis

Lee C. Davis

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Public-Private Partnerships
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8139
University Williams College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., 1982 Order of Barristers
AdmittedDistrict of Columbia; New York; Georgia
BornPort Jefferson, New York, September 21, 1956

With more than 30 years construction law experience, Lee Davis serves as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Chair of Sutherland's Construction Industry Team and a member of Sutherland's Litigation Practice Group, Lee's experience as lead counsel in complex construction disputes runs the gamut of construction projects, including power plants, industrial facilities, wastewater treatment plants, hotels, resorts, condominiums, hospitals, shopping centers, office buildings and apartments. Lee resolves varied and diverse issues, including delay claims, acceleration claims, defective construction, differing site conditions, bid protests, government contracting, fraud and constitutional matters affecting the construction industry.

Lee advises major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, owners, municipal districts and material suppliers participating in large-scale industrial and commercial construction projects. For these clients, Lee has advanced and defended nine-figure claims, drafted contracts and provided advice on project management and claim avoidance.

Selected Experience
EPC contractor relies on Sutherland to resolve international EPC power plant claims and disputes.
Sutherland favorably settles multimillion-dollar power plant construction claims for client.
Jury awards Sutherland contractor client 100% of multimillion dollar claim.

Awards and Rankings

fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of construction law (2005-2014)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of litigation - construction law (2003-2015)

Professional Activities

fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
Member, Public Contract Law and Litigation Sections and Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Construction Committee, Construction Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association

 (Also at New York, New York Office)


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The Ninth Circuit Raises Pleading Standards for FLSA Plaintiffs
James J. Briody,Thomas R. Bundy,Lee C. Davis,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, December 10, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit makes pleading Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations more difficult by applying the heightened standard in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009).

Supreme Court of Texas Finds Contractors Cannot Recover Delay Damages for Negligent Misrepresentation Against an Owner’s Architect in a Case That Highlights the Economic Loss Rule
Lee C. Davis,Nkoyo-Ene Effiong,Juan C. Garcia, June 24, 2014
On June 20, Texas joined a number of states that apply the economic loss rule to damages claims arising from negligent misrepresentation between contractors and the owner’s architect. In LAN/STV v. Martin K. Eby Construction Company, Inc., No. 11-0810,1 the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the...

Congress Passes Water Resources Bill Encouraging Public-Private Partnerships for Water Supply and Treatment Construction Projects
Kent W. Collier,Lee C. Davis,Nkoyo-Ene Effiong, June 6, 2014
Water infrastructure projects across the nation may soon have access to innovative financing programs and increased public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. House Bill 3080 (2013) or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), passed the U.S. Senate on May 22 by a vote of 91 to 7....

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Lee C. Davis

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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