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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude; Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Student Attorney, Washington and Lee Community Legal Practice Center
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2009, cum laude
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William Underwood
Associate
One Midtown Plaza, Suite 1030
1360 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.870.7514 tel

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William Underwood is an associate on the firm's Construction practice team, based in the Atlanta office. His practice focuses on construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution and contract drafting, review, and negotiation. Mr. Underwood represents a broad array of domestic and foreign clients, including owners, general contractors, and design-build contractors, with issues related to large construction and infrastructure projects. Mr. Underwood has represented clients in a number of dispute forums, including state and federal courts, federal boards of contract appeals, International Chamber of Commerce arbitration, and AAA arbitration. 

Mr. Underwood is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, cum laude, where he received his juris doctor degree. During his time in law school, Mr. Underwood served as a student attorney in the Washington and Lee Community Legal Practice Center and represented the school in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition. He also served as the Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, where he authored a published student note on Fourth Amendment search and seizure law.

Mr. Underwood received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, cum laude, with a B.A. in European History and Classics.

Representative Matters

  • Represent an international corporation in a multi-party $100 million ICC Arbitration involving an equipment supplier and multiple mechanical installers on the construction of a $1 billion industrial plant.
  • Represent an international owner in a $70 million ICC Arbitration arising out of the construction of a Greenfield Project with a projected total cost of $750 million. 
  • Represent a general contractor in the U.S. District Court in a multi-million dollar dispute arising out of a European-based defense project totaling approximately $200 million.
  • Represent a European-based corporation in a multi-million dollar dispute with an international equipment designer arising out of the construction of an industrial plant totaling over $1 billion.
  • Represent a federal contractor in a multi-million dollar dispute arising out of a historical renovation project.
  • Represent a domestic shipyard in state court in a $30 million dispute involving the construction and delivery of multiple ships collectively valued at approximately $100 million.
  • Represent a design-build contractor with claims related to a multi-million dollar highway transportation project.

News

Publications

  • Contributing Author, "Government Contracts," 2017 Construction Law Update
    Wolters Kluwer, 2017

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Forum on Construction Law)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Construction Law Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia