David B. Strickland III

Senior Associate

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David Strickland is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Global Transactions Practice Group, based in the firm’s Houston Office.  Mr. Strickland focuses his practice on helping developers, owners and investors in their global construction projects, representing clients in a variety of industries on projects ranging from US$10 million to more than US10+ billion.  Some recent examples include power plants, natural gas and crude oil pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facilities, manufacturing facilities and mixed-use and high rise developments. 

Mr. Strickland works with clients from the conceptual drawing board through the punchlist, and beyond.   He assists in determining the best project delivery system, then writes and negotiates project agreements, including EPC, EPCM, construction, construction management, engineering, architectural, equipment supply, and professional services agreements; and assists with resolving (or avoiding) construction-related disputes. 

Prior to his current firm, Mr. Strickland litigated a wide variety of matters, including construction and business disputes. Mr. Strickland has extensive experience defending clients in both federal and state court. He has successfully resolved over 50 matters through litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and pre-suit, contractual dispute resolution mechanisms.

Mr. Strickland obtained his B.S.E. in Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, from Tulane University. Mr. Strickland then earned his J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law.

Representative Experience

Some examples of Mr. Strickland’s recent work include representing:

  • Cheniere Energy in the drafting and negotiation of two EPC agreements to develop its Corpus Christi LNG Project, the total cost of which is valued at approximately $9.5 billion;

  • Freeport LNG Development in the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement to expand its LNG import facility to incorporate LNG liquefaction capabilities (the first through third trains), the expansion which is valued in excess of $10 billion and which was named by IJ Global in 2015 as the winner of the “Overall Global” and “North America Oil & Gas” awards and by The American Lawyer as the 2015 Global Finance Deal of the Year;

  • PennEast in the drafting and negotiation of construction related agreements for the construction of a 110-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, at a cost of approximately $1 billion, which will deliver approximately 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day;

  • A developer in the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement and turbine supply agreement for the conversion of a coal and oil fired facility to an approximate 450 MW natural gas combined cycle power plant;

  • Anadarko in the drafting and negotiation of FEED and EPC agreements for the development of a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility in Africa;

  • Tallgrass Energy  in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction agreements for the construction of a crude oil pipeline of approximately 692 miles, which involves the conversion of approximately 432 miles of gas pipelines to crude service and building approximately 260 miles of new pipeline;

  • Oregon Clean Energy, LLC on the EPC agreements for its 800 MW gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility and switchyard to be located near the city of Oregon, Ohio, which won IJ Global’s 2015 award for the North America Single Asset Power category;

  • Keys Energy Center, LLC on the EPC agreement its 735.5 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility to be located in Prince George’s County, Maryland;

  • Represented a midstream company in the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement for the development of six (6) oil storage tanks in Colorado;

  • Represented a national distributor of oil and gas supplies in the drafting and negotiation of multiple purchase orders, master service agreement and other transactional agreements;

  • Represented an independent oil and gas company in the drafting and negotiation of a long term product supply agreement.
MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Houston Bar Association

EDUCATION
J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.S. Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, Tulane University

ADMISSIONS
Mississippi
Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi