Law School: Pepperdine University School of Law
College: University of California, San Diego.
Laurence R. Phillips is a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and a member of its government contracts practice group. MLA’s national government contracts/construction practice encompasses both private and public works projects, including commercial, power/alternative energy, infrastructure (e.g., rail, highways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, etc.), hospital, hotel and military projects.
Phillips' practice is focused on the representation of contractors, subcontractors/suppliers, developers and public agencies in all aspects of private and public works contracting. The range of issues Phillips handles includes bid protests, contract drafting and negotiations, prevailing wage law counseling, resolution of claims arising prior to project completion (e.g., differing site condition claims, delay claims, extra work claims and corresponding change order disputes) and, when necessary, resolution of claims through mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, civil trials (including jury trials) and appeals.
Phillips regularly speaks, provides training and publishes articles covering the issues listed above for the Associated General Contractors of America, the Construction Management Association of America, Aspen Publishers, Allen and Martin, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore as well as other trade associations and publishers.
Phillips currently serves on the Federal Acquisition Regulation Committee of the AGC. He also serves on the board of directors of ACE Mentor San Diego Inc. ACE’s mission is to engage and encourage high school students to pursue careers in the construction industry through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry through scholarships and grants.