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Steve O'Neal has a global practice focused on international arbitration of construction and engineering disputes.  For nearly 40 years Steve has acted as an advocate in international and domestic arbitrations, mediations, administrative proceedings, bench trials, and jury trials.  Steve has been involved in projects including energy (oil and gas, power, and renewables), building, industrial, process plant, pharmaceutical plant, mining, bridge, railway, pipeline, highway, and marine construction throughout the world.

Steve has long been recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States by Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US, which determined that he "tops the list of construction litigators in the country." Construction practices led by Steve have been recognized three times by Chambers USA as Law Firm of the Year — Construction.  Steve has also served as an arbitrator for many years and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

In addition to representing clients in dispute resolution proceedings, Steve has extensive experience advising clients on structuring, drafting, and negotiating construction and infrastructure agreements. He also has substantial experience serving as project counsel, assisting clients in achieving successful completion of their projects.

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Credentials

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

A.B., University of California-Los Angeles

California

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

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

Recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States


Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States


Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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In the News · Source: Law360, The American Lawyer, The Recorder, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, Daily Journal and IJ Global

February 27, 2020
Construction Disputes and International Arbitration partner Stephen O'Neal joins the firm in San Francisco

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In the News · Source: Law360, The American Lawyer, The Recorder, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, Daily Journal and IJ Global

February 27, 2020
Construction Disputes and International Arbitration partner Stephen O'Neal joins the firm in San Francisco

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News

In the News · Source: Law360, The American Lawyer, The Recorder, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, Daily Journal and IJ Global

February 27, 2020
Construction Disputes and International Arbitration partner Stephen O'Neal joins the firm in San Francisco

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

A.B., University of California-Los Angeles

California

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

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

Recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States


Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Recognition

Recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States


Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.