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Jessica Sabbath is a Senior Attorney in King & Spalding’s Contracts and Business Torts practice.  She has 14 years of experience litigating complex commercial matters in state and federal courts around the country at the trial and appellate levels, as well as extensive arbitration experience.  Jessica focuses her practice on construction-related disputes, breach of contract claims, and business torts.  She has represented clients on numerous construction-related matters involving design and construction defects, delays, and cost overruns arising from a variety of commercial, infrastructure, and energy projects.  She has also tried or arbitrated a variety of commercial disputes on behalf of prominent companies across many industries, including companies in the manufacturing, oil and gas, power, and real estate industries.

Jessica received her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, in 2004 from Tulane University School of Law, where she was Senior Associate Editor of the Tulane Law Review.

Jessica is admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and Georgia state courts. Jessica is an active member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law.  She has served on the Executive Council and Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia and as a co-chair of the Business Law Committee of the YLD.  She also regularly volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, a non-profit foundation that provides legal representation to persons of low income.

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Credentials

J.D., Tulane University Law School, summa cum laude

B.S., University of Virginia, with distinction

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

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

Matters

Representative Construction Matters

Representing the owner of a Colombian oil refinery in a multibillion-dollar dispute against an EPC contractor.

Represented an oil refinery owner in arbitration against a project manager in connection with the largest refinery expansion project in the United States.

Represented a large school district pursuing claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and State RICO violations against a program management firm hired to manage the district’s $1 billion construction program.

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Representative Construction Matters

Representing the owner of a Colombian oil refinery in a multibillion-dollar dispute against an EPC contractor.

Represented an oil refinery owner in arbitration against a project manager in connection with the largest refinery expansion project in the United States.

Represented a large school district pursuing claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and State RICO violations against a program management firm hired to manage the district’s $1 billion construction program.

Represented a natural gas distribution company seeking damages from the designers and constructors of a natural gas pipeline in Georgia, which experienced severe external corrosion during construction, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Represented a natural gas distribution company seeking damages from a weld inspection contractor who provided defective digital weld images during the construction of a natural gas pipeline, recovering $7.4 million at trial.

Represented a beverage distributor in a construction dispute involving liquidated damages, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Represented a mining company in a construction dispute arising from the withholding of liquidated damages, which resulted in a favorable settlement.

Representative Commercial Disputes

Represented an inventor in AAA arbitration proceedings seeking unpaid royalties from a toy manufacturer under a licensing agreement, resulting in an award in excess of $70 million.

Represented hundreds of individuals and corporations in a AAA arbitration alleging violations of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and other state and federal laws in real estate development disputes involving millions of dollars.

Represented a national poultry company in a lawsuit against a product manufacturer seeking damages in excess of $260 million arising out of a fire loss.

Represented a global chemicals company in a lawsuit involving a restrictive covenant dispute, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Represented a Fortune 500 construction company in an insurance recovery action against its commercial general liability carriers in Kentucky, obtaining a significant settlement.

Represented a hospital system in False Claims Act litigation against a private Relator based on allegations of improper billing and compensation arrangements.

Represented a textile manufacturer in obtaining a significant settlement in a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $400 million against a major railroad in federal court in South Carolina arising out of a derailment and liquid chlorine spill.

Insights

Article · Source: CURT's The Voice

October 28, 2019
Mitigating the Risk of Contractor Default

Newsletter

January 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter - January 2019

Energy Law Exchange

January 9, 2019
Maximizing Recovery of Liquidated Damages

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Matters

Representative Construction Matters

Representing the owner of a Colombian oil refinery in a multibillion-dollar dispute against an EPC contractor.

Represented an oil refinery owner in arbitration against a project manager in connection with the largest refinery expansion project in the United States.

Represented a large school district pursuing claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and State RICO violations against a program management firm hired to manage the district’s $1 billion construction program.

See more
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Matters

Representative Construction Matters

Representing the owner of a Colombian oil refinery in a multibillion-dollar dispute against an EPC contractor.

Represented an oil refinery owner in arbitration against a project manager in connection with the largest refinery expansion project in the United States.

Represented a large school district pursuing claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and State RICO violations against a program management firm hired to manage the district’s $1 billion construction program.

Represented a natural gas distribution company seeking damages from the designers and constructors of a natural gas pipeline in Georgia, which experienced severe external corrosion during construction, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Represented a natural gas distribution company seeking damages from a weld inspection contractor who provided defective digital weld images during the construction of a natural gas pipeline, recovering $7.4 million at trial.

Represented a beverage distributor in a construction dispute involving liquidated damages, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Represented a mining company in a construction dispute arising from the withholding of liquidated damages, which resulted in a favorable settlement.

Representative Commercial Disputes

Represented an inventor in AAA arbitration proceedings seeking unpaid royalties from a toy manufacturer under a licensing agreement, resulting in an award in excess of $70 million.

Represented hundreds of individuals and corporations in a AAA arbitration alleging violations of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and other state and federal laws in real estate development disputes involving millions of dollars.

Represented a national poultry company in a lawsuit against a product manufacturer seeking damages in excess of $260 million arising out of a fire loss.

Represented a global chemicals company in a lawsuit involving a restrictive covenant dispute, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Represented a Fortune 500 construction company in an insurance recovery action against its commercial general liability carriers in Kentucky, obtaining a significant settlement.

Represented a hospital system in False Claims Act litigation against a private Relator based on allegations of improper billing and compensation arrangements.

Represented a textile manufacturer in obtaining a significant settlement in a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $400 million against a major railroad in federal court in South Carolina arising out of a derailment and liquid chlorine spill.

Insights

Article · Source: CURT's The Voice

October 28, 2019
Mitigating the Risk of Contractor Default

Newsletter

January 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter - January 2019

Energy Law Exchange

January 9, 2019
Maximizing Recovery of Liquidated Damages

View all

Credentials

J.D., Tulane University Law School, summa cum laude

B.S., University of Virginia, with distinction

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

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