WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 22, 2020 - Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jesse Keene, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The Construction Lawyers Society of America is an invitation-only, selective, and limited membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers. The composition of the CLSA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers across all practices relating to the construction industry. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in construction law and closely related practices, from the transactional level to trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
“We congratulate Jesse on his invitation to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America,” says Bruce Ficken, chair and Ray Deluca, vice-chair, of Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Law Practice Group. “This invitation is a testament to the high regard in which Jesse is held by his peers and yet another indication of the depth and quality of the firm’s construction law practice group.”
Jesse is the fourth Cozen O'Connor attorney to be invited to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America, joining colleagues Stephen M. Seeger, Josh Greenbaum, and Amy Doig.
Jesse’s practice is focused on construction law and government contracts with particular concentration on litigation, international and domestic arbitration, claim preparation, and strategic project advice. Jesse is an experienced litigator having successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal courts and before administrative panels. Jesse also regularly represents clients in international construction arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICDR rules. In his international practice, Jesse has assisted clients on shipping and supply contracts and in disputes on mega-projects for the engineering, procurement, and construction of liquefied natural gas production and storage facilities, power plants, and the construction of overseas facilities for the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. Clients rely on Jesse’s candid, straight-forward, and strategic advice in drafting contracts, providing project counsel during design and construction, preparing and evaluating claims, or participating in post-project dispute resolution.