August 9, 2020

Volume X, Number 222

William E. Underwood

William Underwood is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses on construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and contract drafting, review, and negotiation.


William represents a broad array of domestic and international clients, including owners, general contractors, and design-build contractors, with issues related to large industrial and infrastructure construction projects located in the United States and abroad. He has represented clients in a number of US and international dispute forums, including state and federal courts, federal boards of contract appeals, AAA arbitration, ICC arbitration, and LCIA arbitration. 

William provides legal advice to clients throughout the entire life cycle of a project, from inception to completion. William’s experience ranges from representing owners and contractors involved in high stakes disputes regarding billion-dollar projects to advising clients on issues related to contract drafting, contract negotiation, risk mitigation, and overall project management. 

While in law school, William served as a student attorney in the Washington and Lee Community Legal Practice Center and represented the school in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition. He also served as an articles editor for the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice and authored a published student note on Fourth Amendment search and seizure law.

Articles in the National Law Review database by William E. Underwood

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