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Andrew L. Greene

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Arbitration
Private Arbitration (Seattle, Washington)

Defended claims for additional costs and delays exceeding $100 million arising out of $128 million light rail project through an eight-week arbitration.

American Arbitration Association (Seattle, Washington)
Defended Lowe's in AAA arbitration against pass through claims exceeding $1 million asserted by earthwork and utilities subcontractor related to distribution facility project; case settled on confidential terms.

American Arbitration Association (Anchorage, Alaska)
Defended AEEC against $53 million claim for alleged additional work, design errors and omissions, and unforeseen conditions arising out of the expansion and conversion of a single-cycle natural gas plant in Nikiski, Alaska to a combined cycle facility.

Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Lead counsel defending Heiberg against Notice of Violation alleging prevailing wage violations on private, turnkey project. Notice of Violation dismissed with prejudice with no payment by client.

Private Arbitration (Bellevue, WA)
Represented tenant facing eviction in arbitration.

Litigation
Washington State Supreme Court

Washington State Supreme Court unanimously overruled an appellate court in holding that owners can enter into settlement negotiations with contractors without impliedly waiving contract defenses. In its ruling, the Court adopted and quoted arguments and conclusions Perkins Coie presented as amicus curiae. 174 P.3d 54 (Wash. 2008)

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended residential homeowners in three-week trial arising out of termination for cause. Defense judgment; homeowners awarded substantial damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, on counterclaims.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Defended Energy Northwest against $50 million claim arising out of a condenser replacement project at the Columbia Generating Station.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Represented intervenors in multi-week trial helping to defend State of Washington against constitutional challenge to two Washington State Board of Pharmacy rules that require pharmacies to fill legal prescriptions; pending.

Represented MWH Engineers in multi-party litigation arising out of Lake Dorothy Hydro Project in Southeast Alaska.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Summary judgment for defendant on defamation claim; trial and favorable settlement of tortious interference claim.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Represented landlord prosecuting complex dispute involving breach of commercial lease. Case successfully resolved; tenant moved out.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Prosecuted and helped the University secure a significant settlement of claims arising out of the termination of design-builder on the University’s $12.6 million Educational Outreach Building project.  

Clark County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended School District against contractor claims for extra-contractual compensation on civil construction project. Case settled for nuisance amount after School District filed summary judgment motion.

Pierce County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended Bethel School District against $6 million total cost claim alleging defective design drawings and unforeseen conditions relating to the construction of $27 million high school. Case settled at mediation.

Represented the University of Alaska in defending against an $18 million cumulative impact claim arising out of the Museum of the North expansion project at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended School District against multi-million dollar claim for alleged extra work, design errors and omissions, and delay arising out of construction of elementary school.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended Sodexo America, LLC in multiple construction lien actions relating to construction at the Seattle Aquarium.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended School District against civil subcontractor pass-through claims exceeding $2 million arising out of the construction of a new $53 million high school.

Thurston County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended contractor in alleged construction defect case. Case resolved after plaintiff dropped affirmative claim for defective construction and paid client to resolve counterclaim.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended Building Materials Corporation of America in alleged construction defect case. Case dismissed with no payment by client.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Client granted summary judgment in breach of contract action, including full award of costs and attorneys' fees.

Grays Harbor County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended claims for changes, defective drawings, and liens relating to construction at site of former Satsop Nuclear Power facility.

Represented hospital in claims against architect for design errors, and defended against delay claim by multiple contractors on major hospital addition project.

King County Superior Court (Washington)

Prosecuted breach of contract action. Case settled with client receiving full amount in dispute following summary judgment motion.

Pierce County Superior Court (Washington)

Defended Trane U.S. Inc. against third-party claims alleging delay and seeking indemnity and contribution. Case resolved following mediation with no payment by client.

Regulatory Litigation

Defended property owner against housing discrimination complaint filed by the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center under the Fair Housing Act.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Defended claims brought by U.S. DOJ alleging violations of accessibility provisions of Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disability Act.

MEDIATION
Private Mediated Settlement

Defended Housing Authority in complex, multi-million dollar construction dispute arising out of the construction of a $32 million luxury condominium project in Bremerton, WA. Settled at mediation.

Private Mediated Settlement

Defended international agricultural company against claims exceeding $8 million arising out of design-build contract for $30 million seed processing facility in Pasco, WA; settled on very favorable terms at mediation.

Private Mediated Settlement

Defended School District against claims exceeding $4 million arising out of construction of Parkside Elementary School; settled at mediation.

Private Mediated Settlement

Prosecuted and helped the School District secure settlement of claims against surety relating to multiple terminations of contractor for cause. Settled at multiple mediations.

Private Mediated Settlement

Defended Port of Tacoma against alleged delay, impact, changed work, and design error claims exceeding $1 million related to Pierce County Terminal Building project. Settled at mediation.

Private Mediated Settlement
Defended claims for alleged changes, design defects, delay, and incomplete construction related to two elementary school projects.

TRANSACTIONS

Project construction counsel for scores of public and private construction projects in Washington and throughout the United States, including several capital project programs exceeding $100 million. Assisted public owners secure Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) Project Review Committee (PRC) approval for public GC/CM and design-build projects in Washington.

Construction (fixed price, cost-plus, and design-build) and design agreements for manufacturing facilities in multiple states.

Construction, pre-construction, construction management, and design agreements as national construction counsel for educational facilities in over 15 states, Canada, and throughout Caribbean.

Construction and supply agreements for wind farms throughout the United States.

Cost-plus and fixed-price construction agreements and design contracts for numerous hospital and medical facility projects in the Northwest and Alaska.

Fixed price and cost-plus construction contracts for office building and hotel projects in multiple states.

Design and construction contracts for retail and mixed-use projects throughout the United States.

Design, procurement, construction management, and construction contracts (fixed price, GC/CM, and design-build) for capital improvement programs and individual public works projects in Washington, including school district, university, port, and public utility district projects.

Construction agreements for food service providers at airports in multiple states.

Miscellaneous agreements for energy and energy-saving projects in Washington.

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington