R. Zachary Torres-Fowler
Zach concentrates his practice on construction-related disputes and specializes in complex domestic and international arbitration proceedings. He has experience before arbitral panels and tribunals under a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international arbitration rules including the AAA, JAMS, ICDR, ICC, LCIA, and ICSID. Zach has advised clients in connection with construction and infrastructure projects in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. He has significant experience representing owners, contractors, and suppliers/subcontractors in connection with disputes arising from a wide variety of construction projects including power plants, airports, commercial buildings, and other civil infrastructure works. In addition to his disputes practice, Zach regularly advises clients on contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration, and dispute avoidance. While many of these engagements involve bespoke EPC and other construction contracts, Zach has significant experience with a large number of industry standard agreements, including as FIDIC. Zach is a regular author and speaker in the field of construction and international arbitration and has been published in multiple academic and professional journals. He is also an adjunct professor at Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University where he teaches courses on international commercial arbitration.