Edward J. Parrott Senior Partner
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Ned Parrott's practice focuses on the preparation and submission of contractor and subcontractor claims under federal procurement, state public works contracts, and standard form AIA contracts. Ned represents contractors building United States embassies as well as EPC contractors and owners in the power plant field. In addition to the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts, he has substantial experience and expertise in the resolution of complex construction contract disputes, and has represented contractors, subcontractors and owners both locally and on a worldwide basis. His practice also focuses on bid protests, surety work and commercial contract business disputes.

Ned has an extensive litigation practice before federal and state courts, the various boards of contract appeals, as well as the United States Court of Federal Claims. He also conducts arbitration and alternative dispute resolution forums and has submitted numerous bid protests to the General Accounting Office, and to the Federal District Courts.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Public Contract Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Virginia State Bar
    • Construction Section
    • Litigation Section

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker: " Knowledge IS Power -- Vital Risk Mitigation Strategies," CURT National Conference, Tucson, Arizona, November 2013.
  • Speaker: " Who Stole My Copper Downspouts? Predicting and Controlling Future Volatility in the Cost of Construction Materials ," AOD Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia, February 2013.
  • Speaker: " The States of Disputes Resolution in the Construction Industry: Faster, Stronger, Smarter ," CURT National Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 2012.
  • Speaker: "Important and Potentially Surprising Issues for the Construction Professional in the Former Soviet Bloc," CURT National Conference, Chandler, Arizona, November 2011.
  • Speaker: "How to Avoid Legal Pitfalls on Projects - What Construction Managers Need to Know," CURT National Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 2009.
  • Speaker: "Contract Administration Techniques in An Uncertain Economy," NPRA Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, May 2009.
  • Author: "Material Price Escalation: A Modest Proposal for Avoiding Litigation," Modern Contractor Solutions, May 2009.
  • Author: "ConsensusDocs 300: A Collaborative Approach to Project Design and Construction," The Voice, March 2009.
  • Author: "Litigation Woes For Green Building," The Voice, Fall 2008.
  • Speaker: "ConsensusDOCS 300 - Multi-Party Collaborative Agreement: The Finer Details," CURT National Conference, Palm Springs, California, November 2008.
  • Speaker: "Successful Collaborative Agreements and the Projects That Worked," CURT National Conference, Naples, Florida, November 2007.
  • Speaker: " Emerging Contracting Strategies for Owners ," CURT National Conference, June 2007.
  • Speaker: "Material Price Escalation: A Modest Proposal," AGC of American Conference, Dallas, Texas, 2007.
  • Speaker: "Building Value by Diversifying Contract Strategies; Unique Approaches for Owners," CURT National Conference, Construction Users Roundtable, Tucson, Arizona, November 2006.
  • Speaker: "The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues," continuing education seminar, Arlington, Virginia, September 2004, September 2005, September 2006, Lorman Education Services.
  • Speaker: "Virginia Construction Law: What Do you Do When...?" October 2003.
  • Strategic Information Source: Construction Company Strategist December 2000.
  • Commentator: "Proper Notice Under the Differing Site Conditions Clause," Construction Company Strategist, June 1998.
  • Author: "The Shop Drawing Submittal Process," Construction Briefings, August 1996.
  • Commentator: "Avoid Payment Disputes When Shop Drawings Deviate from Contract Drawings," Construction Company Strategist, December 1996.
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  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1988, cum laude
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1984, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Federal Board of Contract Appeals