Tim Dunne


Tim Dunne has significant experience in construction law, serving as in-house counsel for a number of major engineering and construction firms and also serving for over 15 years as general counsel for a multifaceted energy company. Tim has negotiated and supervised numerous large engineering, procurement, and construction management contracts as well as joint venture agreements and project finance transactions for contractors and owners. He has also mediated the successful resolution of claims involving construction contracts. His construction and construction management contract oversight has included pipeline and processing facilities, LNG plants, cogeneration power plants, and biotech and pharmaceutical plants.

Practice Emphasis

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Insurance

Representative Experience

KBR, Inc.

  • Served as senior company counsel for an international joint venture entity which was the EPC contractor for a $17 billion LNG facility in Australia.
  • Represented the company and the joint venture in preparation and negotiation of major subcontracts.
  • Assisted with change management activities related to the EPC contract and subcontracts.
  • Represented the company in negotiation of joint venture and shareholder agreements among the joint venture partners.

Suez Energy North America, Inc.

  • Served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary.
  • Negotiated more than $1.5 billion in project finance transactions.
  • Mediated successful resolution of the company’s claims for construction delays and facility performance with a recovery in excess of $75 million.
  • Successfully managed resolution of more than 125 matters in litigation related to discontinued businesses.
  • Supervised negotiation of a $1.2 billion contract for gas and steam turbines, spare parts, and long-term maintenance with a major international equipment supplier.
  • Negotiated acquisition of the company’s first renewable energy business, a wind project in Canada.
  • Managed the company’s insurance program.

Fluor Daniel, Inc.

  • Acted as lead counsel in the negotiation of an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a 1350 megawatt gas-fired generation facility in Michigan.
  • Managed the company’s participation in $650 million financing for the project.
  • Managed the company’s legal claims for delay and extra work performed under the EPC contract.
  • Coordinated company’s consulting activity with legal counsel for a major oil company related to litigation resulting from refinery explosion.


  • JD, University of Toledo
  • BA Architecture, University of Notre Dame


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1982)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • JD, University of Toledo
  • BA Architecture, University of Notre Dame