Kevin O'Brien guides owners and contractors in project formation and dispute resolution for many of the largest and most complex construction projects. His experience includes early counseling for troubled projects as well as representing clients in all manner of formal dispute resolution including mediation, federal and state court litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. In addition, Kevin has substantial experience in the structuring, negotiation, and drafting of construction contracts. Kevin's career has focused on knowing the construction industry and addressing its risks and complex challenges.
Kevin's experience has included a broad array of projects including numerous energy projects (involving nuclear, fossil, and renewable technologies), petrochemical facilities, hospitals, water treatment and desalinization facilities, environmental clean-up projects including nuclear power project decommissioning, aerospace installations, bridges, highways, and tunnels.
Kevin represents clients such as Bechtel, Georgia Power, Italcementi Group, and Southern Company. Among the more notable projects, Kevin has acted as litigation counsel for claims arising out of the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Decommissioning project, the Boston Central artery project, the Prairie State Generating Station, and, the most recently, the ongoing construction of the Plant Vogtle 3 and 4 nuclear units. Kevin's work experience includes international infrastructure projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.
Kevin is a regular speaker and author on construction law topics. He has conducted continuing education presentations on liability of design professionals, electronic discovery in construction disputes, the California and Federal False Claims Acts, bid protests, and anticipating litigation for problem projects.