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Douglas Oles Invited to Speak at Three Notable Conferences

Wed Oct 21, 2015

Oles Morrison Senior Partner, Douglas S. Oles, has been invited to speak at three high-profile conference this fall.

In early October, he led a panel on mediation at the International Bar Association meeting in Vienna, Austria, where other speakers included Kofi Annan and Jose Maria Aznar (the former prime minister of Spain). Also, he was the only practicing attorney who spoke at the 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (DFI) in Oakland, California, where he participated in a distinguished panel consisting of experienced contractors, engineers and other construction professionals sharing their “Lessons Learned” in the construction industry. In December 2015, Doug will join FTI Consulting, Inc. on a panel to discuss international arbitration in the Construction SuperConference in San Diego, California.

For more than 25 years, Doug has concentrated his practice on helping clients to avoid and resolve disputes on complex contracts relating to construction, supply, energy, real estate development and intellectual property licensing. Today, he is also increasingly involved as a neutral mediator and arbitrator in contract-based disputes in the U.S. and internationally.

Doug has prepared, negotiated and litigated claims resulting in recoveries in excess of $100 million on major projects performed for government agencies and private owners. Most of his work has been in Alaska and the western United States, but assignments have ranged from Europe to South America. As a principal developer of the firm’s international contracts practice, Doug is an Honorary Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.