Mr. Jeffrey M. Hummel is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he has practiced construction and government contracts law since 1995. He represents contractors, owners, and design professionals on a wide array of international and domestic projects, including large civil works, hydroelectric projects, power plants, pipelines, professional and collegiate sports stadiums, office buildings, and condominiums.
Mr. Hummel’s expertise includes drafting and negotiating contracts and providing contract administration advice during the course of the design and construction process. He takes a proactive approach in resolving contested issues promptly so as to minimize impacts to the ongoing work, while maximizing his clients’ positions and rights in the event of subsequent disputes.
Mr. Hummel has extensive experience in preparing and defending complex contract claims, involving issues such as delay, disruption, acceleration, changes and variations, and labor inefficiency. Many of the claims that he has prepared have resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients, including a recent recovery in excess of $100 million.
His dispute resolution experience includes various Dispute Adjudication Board matters, as well as domestic and international arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and other tribunals. He has also successfully litigated numerous cases in various state and federal courts, and boards of contract appeals.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1995)
- B.S., James Madison University (1989)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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