Ms. Greenwald is the founder and managing member of Construction Dispute Solutions, PLLC. She has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer and executive in the construction industry. Since 2010, Ms. Greenwald has directed her energies to the creation of practical, cost effective solutions for resolving construction and commercial disputes.
Member: American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Panel of Arbitrators
Member: American Arbitration Association Construction Mediation Panel
Member: FiNRA Roster of Arbitrators
ABA Dispute Resolution Section Leadership Council, Chair - Membership Committee (2014-2016)
Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator (GDC) and Certified Mediation Instructor (2012-2015)
Co-chair, Fairfax County Bar Association ADR Section (2013-2014)
Ms. Greenwald has experience with contracts and disputes involving construction projects from residential remodeling to nuclear power plants, ranging in value from $25,000 to $5 billion. As design-build company executive, she has practical experience with all aspects of the construction business, including licensing and regulation, design and estimating, bidding and contract drafting, scheduling, financing, and insurance as well as related areas, including corporate law and employment law. As an attorney, she has experience representing the interests of all players, including contractors, owners, architects, engineers, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and financing institutions.
Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude-1981); Brown University (Sc.B, magna cum laude-1978).
“Convening the Mediation: What Can and Should Mediators Do When All Parties Haven’t Yet Agreed to Mediate,” Live Webinar for the American Arbitration Association, November 18, 2015.
“Working Together to Harness the Power of Innovation and Collaboration: How to Transform a Fractured Industry,” Keynote speech at “Building Smarter with Big Data,” conference co-hosted by the Stanford Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) and LKG Advisors LLC, November 9, 2015, Santa Clara, CA.
“Planning for Conflict: What Business Leaders and Lawyers Need to Know About Dispute Resolution and Dispute Related Contract Clauses” panelist, a CLE presentation of the Fairfax Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Business Law Sections, Section Reston, Virginia, October 14, 2015
“Practical Strategies for Effective Conflict Resolution: What Lawyers Need to Know About Using Dispute Resolution Methods and Drafting Dispute-Related Contract Clauses,” panelist, a CLE presentation of the District of Columbia Bar Association, Washington, DC, October 13, 2015
Testimony before the National Institute of Building Sciences, “Cross-Industry Collaboration,” September 25, 2015
Moderator, "Getting to Yes," a CLE/CME presentation to the Fairfax Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, Fairfax County Circuit Court (VA), June 11, 2014
"Mediating Discovery Disputes: When 'Meet and Confer' Alone Is Not Enough" presentation at the 16th Annual Spring Conference of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, April 2-5, 2014, Miami, FL. Watch the introductory video here.
Working with its National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC), the AAA created new Supplementary Rules for Fixed Time and Cost Construction Arbitration that will allow parties to calculate the maximum time to complete the arbitration, the number of hearing days, and the arbitrator costs. Learn more on the AAA website: http://go.adr.org/FixedTimeandCost