Donald G. Gavin

Published Works, Lectures and Papers


Present - 2010

  • Federal Government Construction Contracts, Co-Author "Differing Site Conditions," 3rd Ed., American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 2017
  • American College of Construction Lawyers Laguna Beach California "Alternative Dispute Resolution – A View From the Tribunal," February 20, 2016
  • “Improving Dispute Resolutions Between Parties Supporting Federal Contracts,” Bloomberg BNA INSIGHTS Federal Contracts Report August 2, 2016
  • Sixth Society of Construction Law International Sao Paulo Brazil Biennial Conference "Ethics and Compliance In The Construction Industry," September 14, 2016
  • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Washington, D.C., Construction Scheduling Trends:  Shared Perspectives:  What Works and What Doesn't," May, 29, 2015
  • International Bar Association, Tokyo "Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima:  Lessons Learned and Being Learned," October 20, 2014
  • ADR in Construction – United States, Co-Author IBA International Construction Projects Committee 2013
  • Construction Law International, Author "Scheduling (Programme) Analysis," Vol. 7-3, October 2012
  • International Arbitration Seminar speaker on Case Management and on Effective Advocacy,  February 20,  2012, Washington, D.C.
  • Construction Law International, Author "Defects in Construction Projects – Current Issues" Part I, Vol. 5-4, December 2010, Part 2, Vol. 6-2, March 2011
  • 8th Annual Miami International Construction Arbitration Conference, ICDR, AAA and AAAU, Speaker, "ADR Perspectives for International Construction Projects," March 22, 2010
  • International Bar Association Conference, Vancouver, Speaker, "Defects in Construction Projects," October 4, 2010
  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, and Public Contract Law Section, San Francisco, CA, Speaker, "False Claims and Compliance, Government Construction Contracting," January 28, 2010

2009 - 2002

  • International Bar Association Conference, Madrid, Spain, Speaker, "Nuclear Power Projects: Minimizing Project Cost Growth and Delay," October 5, 2009
  • International Bar Association Conference, Madrid Spain, Speaker, "Time and Acceleration Issues Affecting International Construction Contracts," October 7, 2009
  • Law Business Research, Author, "Getting the Deal Through – Construction in 31 Jurisdictions Worldwide," 2009
  • International Bar Association, Buenos Aires, Speaker, "Project Delivery in a Fraught Environment: Fraught = Owner Faces Seller's Market," October 13, 2008
  • International Bar Association Conference, Buenos Aires, Speaker, "Electronic Documentation in Construction-Project Management and Dispute Resolution: The 'Paperless' Project: The Future, or Far from It?," October 15, 2008
  • International Bar Association Conference, Singapore, Speaker, "Trends in Public Procurement of Legal Services 2007," October 15, 2007
  • International Bar Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Speaker, "Legal and Contractual Issues Raised by Disasters and Potential Disasters," September 20, 2006
  • Construction SuperConference '06, San Francisco, CA, Speaker, "Risk Management and Dispute Resolution: The Latin American Experience," December 8, 2006
  • Real Estate Transactions, Author, "Construction Matters and Mechanics' Liens," Virginia CLE, 2nd Ed., 2005
  • Public Works Projects, Author, Chapter 8, "Bond Default Manual," 3rd edition, American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Insurance Practice Section, San Antonio, TX, May 12-13, 2005
  • Forbes Magazine and Andrews Pub. Event, San Francisco, CA, Speaker, "Developing, Constructing, Operating and Securing Energy Power Projects," April 17, 2002
  • Bar Association of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Conference, Washington, DC, Speaker, "Trial Preparation and Organization," February 2002

2001 - 1982

  • Disruption Claims, Author, Chapter 3, Proving and Pricing Construction Claims, 3rd edition, Aspen Law and Business, 2001
  • 50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Author, Chapter 48, "Virginia," 2nd edition, Aspen Law and Business, 2000
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, San Francisco, CA, Speaker, "Alternative Dispute Resolution," January 27, 2000
  • American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Section of Torts and Insurance Practice, Author, "The Surety's Management of the Complex Surety Case," LaJolla, CA, 1998, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
  • Institute for Government Innovation, Speaker, Initial Rewards and Risks of Construction Contracting with Foreign Governments, November 9, 1999
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Author, "The Surety's Environmental Risk," 1997
  • Construction Subcontracting, Author, Chapter 17, "Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranties," Wiley Law, 1991
  • Construction Bidding Law, Author, "Rights and Remedies of the Disappointed Bidder Under Federal Grant Programs," Wiley Law, 1990
  • Construction Failures, Author, Chapter 11, "The Project That Doesn't Work: The Functional Failure and Who Is Responsible," Wiley Law, 1989
  • Construction Defaults, Author, Chapter 8, "Representing the Public Owner," Wiley Law, 1989
  • Federal Grant Law, Author, "Contracts Under Federal Assistance," American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, 1982