John Tieder
John B. Tieder , Jr.

John Tieder retains his standing as a leading figure in the construction Bar. He is held in particularly high regard for his handling of international work, with formidable experience in arbitrations and an undisputed reputation for clear, practical advice. - Chambers USA 2014

…[John Tieder, Jr.] ‘the go-to person for complex and international matters. - Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers

Jack Tieder concentrates his practice in major construction matters with a particular emphasis on international projects. He is involved in advising clients on a broad range of issues related to the construction of major infrastructure and energy projects throughout the world. He represents foreign governments, utilities, oil companies and U.S. and international contractors in a variety of venues, including federal and state courts and international and domestic arbitration associations. He advises clients in all phases of construction from advising on the most effective procurement process to coordinating financing with U.S. and European credit agencies to resolving complex disputes. He is recognized for his exceptional negotiating and litigation skills. 

  1. General Information

    Education

    • Syracuse University and American University, J.D., 1971
    • Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1968

    Bar Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • New York
    • Virginia

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • Numerous U.S. District Courts and State Courts
  2. Honors
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
    • “Top Rated Lawyer” in International Law & International Trade ( American Lawyer Media & Martindale-Hubbell)
    • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Construction/Surety Law 2009 – 2015
    • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law (International) and Construction Litigation Categories – 2003 – 2015
    • Washington DC Best Lawyers, Construction Law and Litigation Category – 2015
    • Virginia Best Lawyers, Construction Law and Litigation Category – 2015
    • Chambers USA – list of Top Construction Lawyers in Virginia – 2004 – 2015
    • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, Construction Law – 2007 – 2013
    • Legal 500 US – 2009 – 2010, 2012-2013
    • International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers – 2005 – 2015
    • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – 2006 – 2015
    • Virginia Super Lawyers, Natural Resources Law – 2008 – 2015
  3. Memberships & Affiliations
    • American College of Construction Lawyers, Charter Member
    • Panel Arbitrator – International Center for Disputes Resolution
    • American Bar Association
    • International Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
    • Virginia Bar Association
    • District of Columbia Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
  4. Publications and Presentations
    • Co-Author: “Foreign Contractor and Sub-contractor Claims Against the United States Government,”International Construction Law Review , Volume 31, Part 1, January 2014 (Forthcoming).
    • Panelist: “Bringing the UK Adjudication Process to the US: Updating and Expediting Dispute Resolution in the United States,” AOD Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia, February 2013.
    • Author: “Globalization of Construction – Evolving International Standards of Construction Law” 5 Construction Law Chap. 21 (LexisNexis 2006).- 2007 – 2008.
    • Panelist: “Romania, Bulgaria, and the Russian Federation: Legal and Institutional Hurdles to a Successful Construction Project,” International Construction SuperConference, London, England, May 2007.
    • Lecturer and Author: “Electronic Discovery and its Implications for International Arbitration; Center for International Legal Studies, Salzhaug, Austria, June 2006; published, “International Arbitration and Mediation – From The Professional’s Respective.” (Yorkhill 2007).
    • Lecturer: “Typical Problems in Preparing, Presenting and Refuting Claims in Arbitration,” at International Construction Contracts and the Resolution of Disputes, ICC / FIDIC, October, 2006 (Paris), April 2007 (Dubai).
    • Instructor: “The Legal Framework of International Commercial Law,” Herzen State University; St. Petersburg, Russia; Fall 2006.
    • Instructor: “The Legal Framework of International Commercial Law,” Herzen State University; St. Petersburg, Russia; Fall 2006.
    • Session Chair: “Who Survives the Perfect Storm – A Reality Show in Which You are the Jury;” The Contractor and Construction Manager Issues SuperConference; San Francisco, California; December 2005.
    • Session Chair: “How Can the A/E both Comply with the Project Owner’s Unreasonable Demands and Avoid Liability to the Project’s Construction Contractors;” The A/E Issues Construction SuperConference; San Francisco, California; December 2004.
    • Author: “International Arbitration – Does It Transcend Cultural Differences,” Center for International Legal Studies, 2002.
    • Author: “Selecting an Arbitral Institution to Administer International Arbitration;” ADR Currents; March-May 2001.
    • Lecturer: “Legal Aspects of Private Infrastructure Construction Projects,” Lion International/Center for Management, Development and Training, 1996 to present.
    • Lecturer: “Contract Planning and Administration,” Lion International/Center for Management, Development and Training, 1994 to present.
    • Lecturer: “Pricing of Construction Claims,” Lion International/Center for Management, Development and Training, 1992 to present.
    • Lecturer: George Washington University, Masters Institute, “International Construction Program Management & Contract Claims – Claims by Owners,” 1989 to present.
    • Lecturer: “Proving Claims Under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract,” Lion International/Center for Management, Development and Training, 1989 to present.
    • Lecturer: “Reducing and Resolving Construction Contract Claims,” Lion International/Center for Management, Development and Training, 1988 to present.
    • Author: Wiley Law Publications, 1986, 1992: “Bidding,” Construction Law, Matthew Bender & Co., 1986.
    • Author: Andrews Publications, Inc., 1986 to present; “Suing the Construction Manager,” Construction Litigation/Representing the Contractor.
    • Author: “Proving Construction Contract Damages,” Federal Publications, Inc., 1982 to present.