Chris Roux is co-chair of the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Group as well as a senior member of the firm’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group. He represents construction owners, contractors and other construction professionals in connection with public and private projects typically involving infrastructure, transportation, commercial, industrial and residential works of improvement. He provides construction counseling to clients on the myriad issues that arise in the construction business, including project planning and procurement, drafting and negotiating contracts, claims avoidance and the resolution of other legal issues common to construction projects.
Chris has considerable experience in litigating construction defect claims as well as both prosecuting and defending multimillion-dollar extra work, delay and disruption claims state and federal courts, administrative hearings and arbitrations. In the environmental arena, Chris has represented clients in contamination claims under CERCLA, RCRA and common law theories. His experience began in the 1980s representing oil companies in connection with lawsuits resulting from leaking underground tanks. He also represented parties, both plaintiffs and defendants, in connection with contamination arising out of refining, manufacturing, plating and hazardous waste storage operations. He has tried several environmental contamination cases and has developed tested relationships with environmental consultants who have a critical role in these matters.