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Judith Ittig

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Judith Ittig

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Mrs. Ittig is an attorney in the private practice of law specializing in construction contract law. She represents public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, consulting engineers, architects and other design professionals in all phases of construction, from the pre-tender stage, during contract performance, and through disputes resolution proceedings. Mrs. Ittig has assisted clients in major commercial and industrial projects as well as highway construction and residential building.

Mrs. Ittig is an arbitrator and mediator. She serves on the CDRS national panel of arbitrators and mediators, the American Arbitration Association’s national construction and commercial panels of arbitrators and mediators, the AAA’s international panel of arbitrators and mediators, and is listed on the AAA’s national Construction Master Arbitrator Roster. As an advocate, Mrs. Ittig has participated in national and international arbitrations, as well as in court actions in many regions of the United States and in other countries.

Before entering private practice, Mrs. Ittig was a law professor for several years and she later held senior posts with the United States Department of Energy.


PRESENT POSITION

Ittig & Ittig, P.C.
Senior Partner of international law firm with its offices in Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

L.L.M. (Master of Laws), University of Illinois
J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
(Associate Editor of Buffalo Law Review)
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

BAR ADMISSIONS

Member, New York Bar
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, Maryland State Bar


Admitted to practice in the following courts:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
National Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

American Arbitration Association
National Mediator Panel
National Construction Master Arbitrator Roster
National Commercial Arbitrator Panel

International Centre for Dispute Resolution
International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

National Arbitration Forum
National Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

International Bar Association

American Bar Association

NASD
Panel of Arbitrators

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board

Federal Election Commission
Panel of Mediators

National Mediation Network
Panel of Mediators

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

2005, 2006 and 2007 Editions, The Best Lawyers in America
Martindale-Hubbell Rating - AV
Nattional Association of the Remodeling Industry - Hall of Fame Award 2004

2001 Distinguished Alumna Award - SUNY at Buffalo Law School

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Mrs. Ittig was a law professor for five years. Since leaving academia for private practice, she continues to assist her law professor colleagues with their courses. Each year she teaches several two hour seminars on negotiation and mediation in construction law at local law schools. She has spoken at George Washington Law School and American Law School, the MBA program at American University and the MBA program at Kessler College in Virginia. In January 1998, she and her husband/law partner jointly taught a credit course on construction arbitration for second and third year law students at the law school of the State University of New York.

Mrs. Ittig has spoken at national and international conferences on construction law. She is on the faculty of the American Arbitration Association for commercial and construction arbitrators. Since 1996 she has taught one and two-day training seminars for experienced arbitrators in cities throughout the northeast, mid-west and southern United States. She has also conducted mediation training for the AAA. Mrs. Ittig assisted in developing the curricula for the advanced arbitrator training courses.

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES PRESENTED AND PUBLICATIONS (Selected List)

A Mediator’s Inside View, presentation to the ABA Forum on Construction, San Diego, CA (May 2006).

Innovations in Presenting Evidence in Construction Arbitration, presentation for the National Neutrals Conference, American Arbitration Association, Miami, FL (March 2006).

Straight Talk About Construction Arbitration, two presentations for the National Law Journal, Texas Bar Association and AAA sponsored conference, Irving, TX (September 2005).

Front and Center: Chairing an Arbitration, co-authored with Michael Bayard, Dispute Resolution Journal (August 2005).

Four Areas of Business That Create Most of Your Problems, presentation for T.W. Perry Contractor College, Chevy Chase, MD (2005).

Innovations in Presenting Evidence in Construction Arbitration, presentation for the National Neutrals Conference, American Arbitration Association, Palm Springs, CA (2005).

What A Construction Mediation Really Looks Like - A Demonstration; How The Construction Mediation Worked Or Failed - An Analysis; and Why Not Just Litigate?, presentations for the National Forum on Conflict Resolution in the Construction Industry, Orlando, FL (2004).

Thirty Steps to a Better Arbitration, co-authored with Michael Bayard, Dispute Resolution Journal (August 2004).

Innovations in Evidence Presentations in Construction Arbitrations, program for the American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, New York, NY (2004).

Mediation Panel - Viewpoints from Mediators, a presentation for the National Forum on Conflict Resolution in the Construction Industry, Chicago, IL (2003).

Big Mistakes & How to Avoid Them - A Legal Diagnostic, a presentation for T.W. Perry’s Contractor College, Chevy Chase, MD (2003).

Tips on Effectively Presenting Cases in Arbitration - From An Arbitrator’s View Point, program for the American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, San Antonio, TX (2003).

Mock Mediation & Arbitration, two-hour program for AIA - Potomac Valley, Northern Virginia and DC Chapters, Washington, DC (2003).

Licensing Goofs, Promises, Ghosts in the Contract and Lifting Your Corporate Skirt, a seminar for the Metro DC Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Bethesda, MD (2002).

International Arbitration, seminar for the Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA (2001).

Mock Mediation Seminar, 3 hours, for the Public Administration Forum, Washington, DC (2001).

Pre-Mediation Preparation, for the National Mediator Conference, American Arbitration Association, New Orleans, LA (2001).

Arbitrator Training for New Arbitrators, two-day seminar for the American Arbitration Association, Atlanta, GA (2000); Atlanta, GA (2001); Washington, DC (2002); New York, NY (2004); Atlanta, GA (2004); New York, NY (2004); Washington, DC (2005), Philadelphia, PA (2005).

Advanced Construction Arbitrator Training, two-day seminars for the American Arbitration Association, 2001: Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA; Syracuse, NY; Boston, MA; 2002: Syracuse, NY; Orlando, FL; Columbus, OH; 2003: Boston, MA; Providence, RI; 2005: Philadelphia, PA; 2006: New York, NY.

Advanced Arbitrator Training for Commercial Arbitrators, two-day seminars for the American Arbitration Association, New York, NY ( February and December 2001); 2002: Syracuse, NY; Atlanta, GA.

Preparation and Pre-Mediation Issues in Construction Disputes, for the National Mediator
Conference, American Arbitration Association, Chicago, IL (2000).

Construction Law for Residential Contractors, for the National Association of the Remodeling
Industry, Metropolitan Washington Chapter (2000).
Pre-Mediation Preparation for Construction Disputes, for the National Mediator Conference, American Arbitration Association, Denver, CO (2000).

Mediating Construction Disputes: On Budget, On Schedule and On Target, ADR for Business Solutions Conference, American Arbitration Association, Philadelphia, PA (1999).

A four-hour course and a two-hour roundtable session for the National Systems Contractors
Association, Nashville, TN (1999).

Practical Contract Law, a four-hour course for the National Systems Contractors
Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1998.

Mediation: A Vital Tool to Every Lawyer's Practice and Mock Mediation of a Commercial Dispute, for The Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Virginia, December 1996.

Arbitration and Mediation, for the Virginia Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, October 1996.

In-house seminar (two days) for electrical utility contractor, Lebanon, New Hampshire, November 1996.

In-house seminar (one day) for large electrical subcontractor, Orlando, Florida, November 1996.

Construction Arbitration Training, one-day seminars for the American Arbitration Association, two in Washington, DC, October 1996; Trenton, NJ, 1997; Detroit, MI, 1997; Hartford, CT, June 1997; Cincinnati, OH, July 1997; Baltimore, MD, July 1997; Pittsburgh, PA, September 1997; Washington, DC, September 1997; McLean, VA, September 1997; Hartford, CT, October 1997; Atlanta, GA, November 1997; Albany, NY; Minneapolis, MN, April 1998; Syracuse, NY, May 1998; McLean, VA, 1999; Atlanta, GA, 1999; Detroit, MI, 1999; New York, NY, 2000.

Commercial Arbitrator Training, one-day seminars for the American Arbitration Association, three in Washington, DC, 1999; one in Washington, DC 2000.

Arbitration and Mediation, Fairfax, Virginia Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, October 1996.

Practical Contract Law for Construction Executives, a one-day seminar for the National Electrical Contractors Association, Indianapolis, IN, October 1996.

The Latest Trends in International Construction Contracting, Madrid, Spain, 7 days, July 1996.

Contract Claims for Delay, Acceleration and Efficiency Loss, Abu Dhabi, 4 days, May 1996.

Alternative Contract Methods: Multiple Prime, Design-Build, Turnkey, Build/Operate/ Transfer,
Dubai, 4 days, May 1996.

Practical Construction Law for Electrical Contractors, Buffalo, NY, 7-hour course, February 1996.

Drafting Engineering and Construction Contracts, Bahrain, 2 days, December 1995.

Analyzing the Scope and Impact of Variation Orders, Delays and Accelerations, Bahrain, 2 days, December 1995.

Drafting Consultancy and Construction Contracts, Bahrain, 3 days, December 1995.

Analyzing the Scope and Impact of Variation Orders, Delays and Accelerations, Bahrain, 2 days, December 1995.

In-House Training Session for Al-Kharafi National Company, Kuwait, 1 day, December 1995.

Contract Drafting and Administration, Kuwait, 2 two-day courses, November 1995.

Contract Law and Administration, Marbella, Spain, Co-Director, 8 days, July 1995.

New Themes In Construction, Kuwait, 3 days, May 1995.

Contract Planning & Resolving Contract Claims, Kuwait Petroleum Company, Kuwait, 5 days, May 1995

American Society for Quality Control, AE/C Division, TQM and Design/Build: Controlling Liabilities, Washington, D.C., 1994.

International Construction Contracting, Washington, D.C., Co-Director, 5 sessions, June 1994.

Contract Planning & Resolving Contract Claims, Kuwait, 5 days, December 1993.

Controlling Construction Costs: An Advanced Course For Employers And Engineers, Kuwait, 2 days, December 1993.

Analyzing The Scope And Impact Of Variation Orders, Delays And Accelerations, Kuwait, 3 days, December 1993.

Effective Contract Management For Construction Executives, Kuwait, 3 days, February 1993.

Construction Contract Law, Chesapeake College, Maryland, 1 day, June 1992.

Legal and Administrative Aspects Under the Construction Management Concept, Athens, Greece, 3 days, July 1989.

Arbitrating and Mediating Construction Disputes, Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, DC, 1989.
Construction Contracting, Project Management and Claims, Kuwait, 3 days, November 1988.

Training Seminar on Construction Disputes, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Ahmadi,
Kuwait, August 1985.