|University ||Yale University, B.A., English Language/Literature; Lehman College, City University of New York, M.S.Ed., English Education, New York City Teaching Fellows Program|
|Law School||University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.|
|Admitted||New York; Georgia|
VIANNEY LOPEZ is an associate in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Vianney concentrates her practice on all aspects of construction law, including the representation of contractors, construction managers, major trade contractors, sureties, architects, and engineers. Prior to joining Smith, Currie, Vianney worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Wallace Capel, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Alabama. She interned with the environmental compliance division of one of the top construction contractors in the United States. She has also worked in the area of employment law. Her experience handling EEOC matters and reviewing environmental laws and guidelines gives her helpful insight to the varied issues that arise for our clients in the construction arena.
Vianney received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Yale University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. During law school, she served as an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law.
Vianney is fluent in Spanish and has intermediate proficiency in Italian.
Recently Published on CommonSenseContractLaw.com
• Discretionary Protection - State Bonding Requirements in P3 Projects
• Forum-Selection Clauses - Still Enforceable?
• ASBCA Considers Fraud Based Defense
• Federal Contracting 101 - December 12, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
• May 30, 2014 - Seminar - Construction Law for Public Projects
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Discretionary Protection - State Bonding Requirements in P3 Projects
Vianney Lopez, August 25, 2014
Public-private partnerships (“P3s”) have become an increasingly popular procurement method for public projects. P3s refer to the partnership between a public government agency—which can be federal, state, or local—and a private entity. The private entity’s role in...
ASBCA Considers Fraud Based Defense
Vianney Lopez, January 8, 2014
Under the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, 41 U.S.C. § 7101, et seq., the ASBCA’s jurisdiction is limited to deciding appeals from a contracting officer’s decision “relative to a contract made by [the relevant] department or agency.” Traditionally, the boards of contract...
Forum-Selection Clauses - Still Enforceable?
James K. Bidgood,Vianney Lopez, January 8, 2014
Contracting parties often agree to settle disputes in a preselected court or arbitration proceeding, in a preselected location. Such agreements are called “forum-selection clauses” in contracts. The United States Supreme Court recently addressed a challenge to forum-selection clauses,...
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