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Adam Gray focuses on complex disputes and pre-dispute counseling around the globe.  As a partner in our Construction Litigation and International Arbitration practices, Adam represents clients in the construction, energy, and technology sectors.

In the construction sector, Adam represents clients in disputes and counseling regarding the construction of power plants, refineries, renewable energy projects, data centers, hotels, and other facilities. He has litigated claims regarding construction megaprojects in the Middle East, South America and other areas of the world, including disputes before the ICC, LCIA, and other arbitration institutions.  He focuses particularly on pre-dispute resolution to help clients avoid lengthy disputes.  

In the energy sector, Adam represents companies in a wide variety of matters, including disputes over decommissioning obligations, regulatory requirements, power contracts, operating agreements, oil field technology, equipment failures and electricity pricing. He has represented industry leaders such as Weatherford International, Shell, Occidental, Halliburton, Chevron, and Calpine Corporation.

Adam has been recognized by The Legal 500 and Chambers for construction expertise since 2018 and 2020, respectively, and separately by Chambers for general commercial disputes since 2022.  According to client comments provided to Chambers, "Adam is well versed in technical and difficult matters that arise in construction cases"; a "mastermind"; and "down to earth and able to explain complex matters."

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, high honors

B.A., Duke University

California

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Law Clerk, The Honorable Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

"Adam is well versed in technical and difficult matters that arise in construction cases. He is the mastermind."


Chambers USA, 2023

"[E]specially experienced in ... construction disputes in the U.S, Latin America, and the Middle East"


Chambers USA, 2022-2023

"Adam Gray is not just an extremely intelligent attorney, he brings unique insights that are invaluable[.]"


Legal 500, 2021

"He is down to earth and able to explain complex matters."


Chambers USA, 2021

Named by Benchmark Litigation to its 40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2021

"Very smart and provides a high level of client service."


Legal 500 USA, 2020

"Adam Gray is described as a 'refined, very skilled and up-and-coming practitioner' by market sources"


Chambers USA, 2020

Recognized as one of nine Next Generation Lawyers for Construction in the United States


Legal 500, 2019

"Adam Gray is a ‘rising star in the construction world’."


Legal 500, 2018

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Recognition

"Adam is well versed in technical and difficult matters that arise in construction cases. He is the mastermind."


Chambers USA, 2023

"[E]specially experienced in ... construction disputes in the U.S, Latin America, and the Middle East"


Chambers USA, 2022-2023

"Adam Gray is not just an extremely intelligent attorney, he brings unique insights that are invaluable[.]"


Legal 500, 2021

"He is down to earth and able to explain complex matters."


Chambers USA, 2021

Named by Benchmark Litigation to its 40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2021

"Very smart and provides a high level of client service."


Legal 500 USA, 2020

"Adam Gray is described as a 'refined, very skilled and up-and-coming practitioner' by market sources"


Chambers USA, 2020

Recognized as one of nine Next Generation Lawyers for Construction in the United States


Legal 500, 2019

"Adam Gray is a ‘rising star in the construction world’."


Legal 500, 2018

Matters

Representing petrochemical-facility owner in ICC arbitration with contractor regarding project in Saudi Arabia

Representing confidential client in the assessment of variation orders related to giga-projects in Saudi Arabia

Representing windfarm owner in international arbitration against supplier of turbines

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Matters

Representing petrochemical-facility owner in ICC arbitration with contractor regarding project in Saudi Arabia

Representing confidential client in the assessment of variation orders related to giga-projects in Saudi Arabia

Representing windfarm owner in international arbitration against supplier of turbines

Represented state-owned oil company in an ICC dispute arising out of the construction of one of the largest refineries in the world -- secured a $1 billion+ award.

Represented the contractor in a nine-figure dispute before the LCIA relating to the construction of oil production facilities in Iraq.

Represented Weatherford International in litigation regarding a contract for freight-forwarding and customs-clearance services in the Middle East.

Represented the owner of a power plant in a billion-dollar arbitration dispute involving construction delays and design disputes.

Represented Chevron regarding the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas platforms and related facilities.

Represented Microsoft in an arbitration regarding delays in the construction of a data center.

Represented Bass Pro in complex contract dispute in federal court and secured settlement involving $40+ million in payments and tens of millions in additional future revenue.

Represented Halliburton in litigation involving fracking technology.

Represented Calpine in a dispute regarding taxation of geothermal facilities.

Secured complete dismissal for Facebook in a dispute involving antitrust allegations.

Matters

Representing petrochemical-facility owner in ICC arbitration with contractor regarding project in Saudi Arabia

Representing confidential client in the assessment of variation orders related to giga-projects in Saudi Arabia

Representing windfarm owner in international arbitration against supplier of turbines

See more

Close

Matters

Representing petrochemical-facility owner in ICC arbitration with contractor regarding project in Saudi Arabia

Representing confidential client in the assessment of variation orders related to giga-projects in Saudi Arabia

Representing windfarm owner in international arbitration against supplier of turbines

Represented state-owned oil company in an ICC dispute arising out of the construction of one of the largest refineries in the world -- secured a $1 billion+ award.

Represented the contractor in a nine-figure dispute before the LCIA relating to the construction of oil production facilities in Iraq.

Represented Weatherford International in litigation regarding a contract for freight-forwarding and customs-clearance services in the Middle East.

Represented the owner of a power plant in a billion-dollar arbitration dispute involving construction delays and design disputes.

Represented Chevron regarding the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas platforms and related facilities.

Represented Microsoft in an arbitration regarding delays in the construction of a data center.

Represented Bass Pro in complex contract dispute in federal court and secured settlement involving $40+ million in payments and tens of millions in additional future revenue.

Represented Halliburton in litigation involving fracking technology.

Represented Calpine in a dispute regarding taxation of geothermal facilities.

Secured complete dismissal for Facebook in a dispute involving antitrust allegations.

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, high honors

B.A., Duke University

California

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Law Clerk, The Honorable Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

"Adam is well versed in technical and difficult matters that arise in construction cases. He is the mastermind."


Chambers USA, 2023

"[E]specially experienced in ... construction disputes in the U.S, Latin America, and the Middle East"


Chambers USA, 2022-2023

"Adam Gray is not just an extremely intelligent attorney, he brings unique insights that are invaluable[.]"


Legal 500, 2021

"He is down to earth and able to explain complex matters."


Chambers USA, 2021

Named by Benchmark Litigation to its 40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2021

"Very smart and provides a high level of client service."


Legal 500 USA, 2020

"Adam Gray is described as a 'refined, very skilled and up-and-coming practitioner' by market sources"


Chambers USA, 2020

Recognized as one of nine Next Generation Lawyers for Construction in the United States


Legal 500, 2019

"Adam Gray is a ‘rising star in the construction world’."


Legal 500, 2018

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Recognition

"Adam is well versed in technical and difficult matters that arise in construction cases. He is the mastermind."


Chambers USA, 2023

"[E]specially experienced in ... construction disputes in the U.S, Latin America, and the Middle East"


Chambers USA, 2022-2023

"Adam Gray is not just an extremely intelligent attorney, he brings unique insights that are invaluable[.]"


Legal 500, 2021

"He is down to earth and able to explain complex matters."


Chambers USA, 2021

Named by Benchmark Litigation to its 40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2021

"Very smart and provides a high level of client service."


Legal 500 USA, 2020

"Adam Gray is described as a 'refined, very skilled and up-and-coming practitioner' by market sources"


Chambers USA, 2020

Recognized as one of nine Next Generation Lawyers for Construction in the United States


Legal 500, 2019

"Adam Gray is a ‘rising star in the construction world’."


Legal 500, 2018