Gary A. Wilson
Represents public and private contractors, international corporations, and sureties involved in commercial and residential projects and transactions, as well as major energy and utility companies and others involved in complex contract negotiations, including with the federal government.
Gary A. Wilson is a Senior Principal and Chair Emeritus of the Firm's Construction, Government Contracts & Surety Law Practice Group. His clients include public and private contractors, international corporations, and sureties involved in commercial and residential projects and transactions, as well as major energy and utility companies and others involved in complex contract negotiations, including with the federal government.
He has played a vital role in many successful matters including the resolution of every type of construction dispute. For more than 30 years, Mr. Wilson has represented clients in national and international litigation, arbitrations, and mediations. He is a Construction and Commercial Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (Large, Complex Case Panels), trained and experienced in mediation, arbitration, and alternatives dispute resolution (ADR), and has handled numerous construction and commercial matters handled under arbitration and mediation, serving as both a neutral and an advocate.
He is experienced in the full gamut of construction disputes, affirmative claims, and litigation. Mr. Wilson’s Construction practice involves public and private commercial construction, buildings, energy, heavy/highway, industrial, and institutional projects ranging in value from $1 million to $1 billion, while his Commercial practice includes complex litigation of commercial disputes, including class action antitrust litigation.
His extensive arbitration experience allows for proactive management of preliminary hearings, allowing consensus to be achieved with all parties. Mr. Wilson counsels for streamlined discovery and expedited hearings to minimize expenses, and to allow for fair and just decisions.
For energy and utility companies, Mr. Wilson also prepares and negotiates numerous large energy contracts, including the preparation and negotiation of energy construction contracts related to transmission line projects. He also represents and advises companies on the application of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and advises companies overall on contract formation, surety bonds, and dispute resolution.
His more than 30 years of national and international litigation experience is buoyed by previous posts as Vice President at two major contract construction sureties and corporate counsel at one of the largest U.S. home builder/construction companies.
Mr. Wilson is actively involved in the Firm’s Class Action Defense, Energy & Utilities, and Shale Resource Practice Groups. He has played a vital role in several high-profile class action defense and class action/anti-trust commercial litigation cases, including successfully reducing a class size from 10,000 to 1,100 in a class action defense of a national residential home builder in state-wide litigation involving the construction of more than 10,000 homes.
He is AV Preeminent peer review rated with Martindale-Hubbell, and recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2012 and a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020 in the category of Construction Litigation.
Mr. Wilson’s decades of experience in arbitration, mediation and ADR includes: