Todd Metz focuses his practice on disputes, with experience in arbitration proceedings as well as litigation relating to major domestic and international construction projects. Clients say "Todd Metz is an outstanding arbitration strategist, knowledgeable and has an excellent ability to comprehend complex technical matters."
- Chambers and Partners, 2022
Todd Metz's practice also focuses on the consultation, preparation and dispute resolution of claims arising out of domestic and international construction projects. His experience includes representation of contractors, owners, and design professionals before domestic and international arbitration tribunals, dispute adjudication boards, disputes review boards, and local and federal courts. He also advises clients on matters related to mechanic's liens, contract formation, contract administration, procurement fraud, and regulatory compliance.
Representative projects include power plants, bridges, water treatment facilities, airports, tunnels and pipelines, industrial process facilities, institutional facilities, court houses, embassies, marine facilities, and stadiums and arenas. Before going into private practice, Todd served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Board of Contract Appeals.
Served as project counsel to prime contractor on $8 Billion, 600 plus mile pipeline project in Mid-Atlantic part of the United States.
Represented an EPC Contractor in a dispute with a subcontractor on a 600MW coal-fired power plant in South America. Following multi-week ICC arbitration, Client received a Final Award upholding client’s default termination, awarding completion costs and liquidated damages in excess of U.S. $11 million, and denying nearly all of the subcontractor’s U.S. $30 million delay and disruption claims.
Represented developer in a dispute with EPC contractor over performance on a 300MW coal-fired CFB power plant in Guatemala. The case proceeded through a multi-week Evidentiary Hearing before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. Client ultimately received a Final Award of over $300 million in its favor and which defeated nearly all of the contractor’s $800 million counterclaims.
Represented design-build contractor in ASBCA appeal arising out of $600 million high speed federal data center, resulting in favorable settlement of nearly $40 million in claims prior to hearing and dismissal of appeal.
Represented the Owner/Trustee of an over $3.5 billion resort in Nassau, Bahamas. The Project was placed in bankruptcy and suspended for over a year after disputes arose between its original owner and contractor building the Project. Retained to prepare and negotiate the construction and other contracts that would permit construction to recommence.
Represented EPC Contractor for 4,800MW coal-fired power plant in twelve-day Dispute Adjudication Proceeding in South Africa. Dispute related to contractor’s $70 million delay claim.
Successful lead trial counsel on arbitration related to NYCDOT bridge project. Recovered damages and 95 percent of attorney’s fees and costs following three-week arbitration.
Represented major equipment supplier in arbitration related to construction of 1,230MW coal-fired power plant in Wisconsin. Achieved settlement before hearing.
Represented Tunnel Contractor on claims against New York City Department of Environmental Protection related to tunnel and shaft work on Water Tunnel No. 3.
Served as Project Counsel to S3, a joint venture, related to 7-Line Extension, assisting Project Manager and Project Engineers on claim letters to New York MTA.
Represented General Contractor in arbitration on claims against design professional related to design and construction of NHL Arena.
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