David G. Lane

Formerly engaged in a wide variety of construction consultation and litigation but currently limits his practice to Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Over the past 40+ years, Mr. Lane has developed substantial expertise in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration/ litigation of disputes arising out of large and complex infrastructure, industrial and commercial construction projects. He has represented owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in

disputes on a variety of projects including the construction of underground mass-transit systems, power generation facilities, pulp and paper mills, petro-chemical process facilities, wastewater treatment plants and a wide range of commercial projects, especially the design and construction of hotels and hospitals.

Mr. Lane's legal practice and mediation/arbitration efforts have been focused largely on multi-million dollar claims for additional compensation and time extensions due to changes in scope of work, delays, disruptions and their resulting impacts to the construction process. Several of the disputes involved claims asserting Differing Site Conditions under public and private contracts. Most were eventually mediated or tried before various state and federal courts, state and federal boards of contract appeals, and arbitration panels. Mr. Lane is skilled in the development and evaluation of critical path method scheduling analyses, subsurface condition claims, and the pricing aspects of construction disputes.

Venable LLP  -   1987-2005
Lewis, Mitchell and Moore  -  1974-1987
Georgetown University, J.D., 1974
Purdue University, B.S. Aero Engineering, 1971
Engineer Trainee/Engineer, NASA-MSFC, Huntsville AL 1967 - 1971
Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Engineering Societies
Admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, Texas, the District of Columbia and numerous federal courts.
Treasurer, American College of Construction Lawyers
American Arbitration Association "Master Mediator" and member of its "AAA Construction Mega Project Panel" of Arbitrators

American Bar Association (Former Positions):
Council Member, Section of Public Contract Law
Chair, Construction Division (and various committees), Section of Public Contract Law