For decades, Steve Weber has focused his legal practice on representing construction contractors on everything from major domestic and international infrastructure projects to residential construction. He has frequently rendered advice in the contract formation stage and during performance, as well as preparing and litigating post-performance construction disputes in state and federal courts, boards of contract appeals and arbitration. Steve has also assisted businesses to navigate the complex world of federal, state and local government contracting. His comprehensive understanding of how to build and maintain effective working relationships with Federal government customers delivers maximum benefit for his clients. This experience includes responding to solicitations, resolving bid protests and litigating disputes.
His client list includes stakeholders from every aspect of construction projects to companies performing publicly-financed projects in a multitude of industries on a global basis.
- J.D., George Washington University, 1987
- B.S., George Washington University, 1984
- Construction Law
- Government Contracts
- International Law
Steve has represented multi-national construction companies in the areas of claim preparation and dispute resolution all over the world. He has led numerous arbitrations, jury trials and bench trials to very successful results. Steve also has a long track record of success prosecuting and defending bid protests before government agencies and the Government Accountability Office as well as prosecuting and defending claims and disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).
- Conducted seven-month arbitration on a hydro-electric power plant. Claims prosecuted by the client, a large multinational general contractor based in southern California, included delay, inefficiency, and unresolved change orders. Defended false claim allegations against the contractor. The case was settled with the client receiving a time extension and extensive damages totaling almost $10 million.
- Successfully defended large multi-national general contractor against significant claims from a major subcontractor on the construction of a combined cycle power plant project in New York.
- Represented a Department of Energy-funded laboratory near Chicago against claims stemming from the construction of a large diameter tunnel. The contractor presented claims in excess of $35 million to the project DRB. The disputes were favorably settled with the client paying less than $5 million.
- Prepared and prosecuted claims on behalf of a large multinational construction contractor performing a cut-and-cover tunnel project on Boston’s Big Dig. Delay analysis was particularly challenging in that the contractor was performing to approximately two dozen milestones and two separate agencies, each of which had to be analyzed for schedule delays for numerous separate windows.
- Represented an international development company in defense of a $60 million lawsuit filed by the family of a subcontractor employee detained on foreign soil. Case settled on very favorable terms for the client following multiple mediation meetings and while motions to dismiss were pending.
- United States government suspended construction contractor performing construction of multiple bases in northern Iraq. Conducted an audit of the contractor’s performance and persuaded government to withdraw the suspension and return the contractor to eligible status.
- Represented large multinational foreign construction company in bid protest on Corps of Engineers barracks construction projects in Afghanistan. Favorable outcome of protest resulted in award of multiple construction projects on various bases totaling approximately $80 million.
- Co-Presenter, Construction Super Conference | Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Intersection Between Government Infrastructure Projects and the Federal False Claims Act ( December 1, 2013 )
- Avoid Fraud Allegations When Filing Termination Claims on Government Construction Contracts, Editor ( November 1, 2009 )
- Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Practising Law Institute, Editor ( January 1, 2009 )
- Avoid Fraud Allegations on Termination Claims, Construction Accounting & Taxation Journal, Editor ( January 1, 2008 )
- Powering the Future: How Do We Get Back to Nuclear Power, Construction SuperConference, Moderator/panelist; conference held in San Francisco, California ( January 1, 2007 )
- Recovering Equipment Costs and Pricing Equipment Usage, Proving and Pricing Construction Claims, Third Edition ( January 1, 2001 )
- 2009-2014, The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law
- 2010-2012, Chambers USA, Construction Law
- 2012, Washington DC SuperLawyers
- 2011-2012, Washington Post, “Best Lawyers in Baltimore and Washington, DC”
- 2003, Washingtonian magazine, “Washington DC’s Best Lawyers”
- 2012 - Present: How to Win at Mediation, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s 56th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
- 2011 - Present: The Rules of Doing Construction Business with the U.S. Government in the Middle East and Eurasian Countries, Speaker, Turkish Contractors Association
- 2007 - Present : Powering the Future: How Do We Get Back to Nuclear Power, Construction SuperConference, Moderator/panelist; conference held in San Francisco, California
- 2006 - Present: The Top 10 Rules for Keeping Your International Infrastructure Mega-Project from Becoming a Mega-Disaster, International Construction SuperConference, London, England
- 2006 - Present: What's Ahead in the Construction Industry? The Shape of Things to Come: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities, Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California