The Key to Claims-Free Projects: Identifying and Managing Construction Project Risk - Chapter 4 - AAA Handbook on Construction Arbitration and ADR - Third Edition
Ava J. Abramowitz is a George Washington University Law School Professorial Lecturer in Law. She serves as a mediator in the federal courts of the District of Columbia. Formerly an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, deputy general counsel of the American Institute of Architects, and a vice president of Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., she is also a founding fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers. Ms. Abramowitz is a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council and served as the first public member of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. A graduate of Brandeis University and the George Washington University National Law Center, she is the author of THE ARCHITECT’S ESSENTIALS OF NEGOTIATION (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). This chapter was adopted from a paper first presented to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.