Chris Cazenave is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Chris advises clients in all facets and at every step of construction-related disputes, including early dispute avoidance, pre-litigation counseling, settlement, mediation, arbitration, pre-trial strategy development, and trial. He understands that disputes on a project can lead to costly delays or threaten successful outcomes altogether, and works closely with clients to manage risks and determine the most effective, results-oriented resolution to keep projects on time and on budget. Fully prepared to take a matter to trial, he and others on his team recently won a favorable $71 million jury verdict involving a dispute on the construction of a multibillion-dollar fertilizer plant. But he also recognizes that dispute prevention is the surest means to help clients achieve their goals.
Chris represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, lenders, and other stakeholders and businesses from across the construction industry. He has successfully handled many multimillion-dollar disputes across the United States in federal and state courts and in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce.
With deep experience in a broad range of subjects, Chris has counseled clients in matters involving oil and gas facilities; petrochemical facilities; condominium, retail, and office space; entertainment venues; and other projects. Chris draws on a network of skilled consultants to create and manage efficient teams of in-house counsel, Jones Walker attorneys, and outside professionals, as needed.
Chris is active in the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, a presenter at industry conferences, and the author of a number of papers on construction-litigation issues.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Chris Cazenave