Roy Powell's practice is devoted to complex commercial disputes and counseling, with an emphasis on construction industry and energy disputes. He is co-chair of Jones Day's global construction group. He has been involved in all facets of construction, energy, infrastructure, and petrochemical projects.
Roy has represented clients in litigation including trials in state and federal courts, ADR, as well as dispute avoidance counseling in construction, energy, and complex commercial disputes in the United States and throughout the world. He has extensive experience in counseling from the contracting phase to dispute avoidance, claim preparation, and litigation. He has litigated many types of complex commercial disputes related to energy and infrastructure projects including extensive experience with oil and gas exploration and development and infrastructure projects.
Recent representations include defending Texas Keystone, Inc., a U.S.-based oil and gas exploration and production company, against $1.6 billion in claims seeking interests in petroleum fields in Iraqi Kurdistan. The 57-day trial in London's Commercial Court resulted in complete victory and the award of fees and costs. The team was awarded Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the 2014 Legal Business Awards and was recognized as International Firm of the Year and Litigation Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards. That victory was cited by Law360 in ranking Jones Day among the top 20 law firms that handled the most significant international/cross border matters in 2014.
Roy is a frequent author and speaker on construction, energy, and related infrastructure issues.
•General contractor prevails on bid protest with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
PennEnergy successfully defends against landowner challenge to conditional use permit for natural gas operations
U. S. Steel prevails in litigation over alleged contract breaches
Honors & Distinctions
•Legal 500 - construction (2016)
Who's Who in Energy, Pittsburgh Business Times (2015)
Member of: International Firm of the Year and Litigation Team of the Year, The Lawyer Awards and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards (2014, London, England)
Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America - commercial litigation and litigation-construction
International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (since 2004)