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Owen S. Walker

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Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Mr. Walker practices in the areas of commercial construction and government contracts law. He represents owners, developers, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors in all phases of construction projects, from contract preparation and negotiation through dispute resolution and litigation.  Mr. Walker counsels regional, national and international clients on legal matters, including contract formation, administration and performance, claim entitlement and liability, contract termination for convenience and default, quantification of damages, delay and critical path scheduling, design-build and joint venture issues, mechanic's liens, and performance and payment bond claims.

Mr. Walker counsels federal government contractors on a range of issues, including preparation of certified claims, bid protests and other procurement issues, internal investigations, compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and False Claims Act issues.

While Mr. Walker's primary focus is on the resolution of disputes through negotiation, he has successfully represented clients in a variety of forums including federal and state courts, before the boards of contract appeals, and in arbitrations and mediations.

Education

American University Washington College of Law (J.D., May 2007)
University of California Santa Barbara (B.A., Environmental Studies, May 2001)

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia, 2007
District of Columbia, 2012

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Memberships

Virginia State Bar
Associated Builders and Contractors
Washington Building Congress, Program Committee

Publications

Discovery Deskbook for Construction Disputes (American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, 2nd ed. 2015) co-author Chapter 2 – Prelitigation Discovery.

Differing Site Condition Claims: What is Below the Surface of Exculpatory Clauses or Other Disclaimers? , 48 Procurement Lawyer 4, Summer 2013. 

Co-Author: Limitations of Actions-Contract and Tort Claims, inContractual Risk Transfer III.E.1-23 (International Risk Management Institute ed., 2010).

Co-Author: Analyzing and Avoiding Risks in Construction Contracts, inContractual Risk Transfer XVII.V.1-16 (International Risk Management Institute ed., 2010).

Speaking Engagements

“Construction Schedule Delays” Federal Publications Seminars, co-presenter with Robert D’Onofrio, P.E., and W. Stephen Dale, Esq., April 2017

“Recent Trends in DCAA Audits” 2017 Government Contractor Employment Law Symposium.  March 2017.

“Contracts can Make or Break a Project - Comparison of Industry Form Contracts (AIA v. ConsensusDocs)” Virginia Bar 37th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar.  November 2016

“What Contractors & Their Attorneys Need to Know About Terminations of Construction Contracts - Liabilities, Challenges and Recovery” Associated General Contractors and ABA Forum on Construction Law Webinar, June 2016.

“Construction Contract Basics”, on contract formation issues and disputes and the finer points of the American Institute of Architects and ConsensusDOCS contract documents for the District of Columbia Metropolitan Subcontractors Association.