Overview

Gregory H. Koger is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Koger focuses his practice on the areas of construction law, government contracts and commercial litigation. He represents owners, contractors, subcontractors and engineers in disputes involving complex claims and defenses, as well as advises clients on general regulatory and compliance matters.

Mr. Koger represents national and international clients in various dispute settings ranging from traditional two party disputes through complex multi-party litigation in various state courts, federal district courts and other forums. His experience encompasses all aspects of litigation, including trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative appeals involving delays, inefficiencies, differing site conditions, defective work and terminations. He has represented clients involved in disputes concerning power and energy projects, infrastructure projects, large commercial office buildings and multi-family residential projects.

Mr. Koger routinely advises clients on a variety of issues concerning federal, state and local government contracts. This includes initiating and defending claims, bid protests and other recovery actions before the General Accountability Office (GAO), the United States Court of Federal Claims and various administrative boards. Mr. Koger further counsels clients on compliance issues, audit requirements and other federal regulatory matters.

Mr. Koger's transactional and project administration experience spans a /poad range of client-oriented legal services. He regularly negotiates and drafts various construction contract documents and other industry-related materials. Mr. Koger serves as an associate editor of Holland & Knight's Construction Group's Newsletter/Alerts, which are designed to highlight noteworthy industry-related events and are distributed to the firm's construction-related contacts.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Koger served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Durke G. Thompson of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Maryland. Before entering law school, Mr. Koger was a sworn law enforcement officer with the United States Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., and received two letters of commendation for actions while on duty.

Experience

  • Represented engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in disputes stemming from the conversion of then-existing coal-fired power plant to world’s largest waste coal burning power plant utilizing circular fluid bed technology for power generation
  • Represented engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in dispute with mechanical contractor concerning faulty installation of piping for combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant
  • Represented prime contractor on a myriad of issues concerning project administration and claims resolution arising from the design and construction of a bio-fuel steam/power co-generation plant on the campus of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility
  • Represented prime contractor pursuing claims for extended performance and other costs arising from the demolition and construction of U.S. Navy port facility
  • Represented prime contractor pursuing and defending multi-million dollar claims arising from the design and construction of a new municipal combined sewer overflow system
  • Represented major subcontractor in pursuing and defending claims for extended performance arising from the runway rehabilitation and expansion at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport 
  • Assisted international infrastructure contractor in the comprehensive drafting and revision of public-private partnership (P3) contract documents

  • Represented prime contractor pursuing and defending claims arising from construction of residential tower in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Represented developer pursuing and defending claims against general contractor arising from construction of simultaneous multi-family mixed-use developments in Maryland and Virginia
  • Represented developer in multi-million dollar dispute concerning design and construction of 417-room hotel resort in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Represented international developer in connection with the resolution of multiple claims stemming from the complete renovation of historic 317-room hotel property in Washington, D.C.
  • Represented mechanical contractor in defense of claims involving water infiltration and mold relating to the construction of high-rise condominium project

  • Represented international prime contractor in the resolution of claims arising from construction activities at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
  • Assisted international subcontractor in the preparation of claims arising from the construction of a hotel resort in Baku, Azerbaijan

Credentials

Education
  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington
  • Associated General Contractors of America, Metro D.C. Chapter
  • Washington Building Congress, Vice-Chairman of the Board, 2019-Present; Treasurer, 2018-2019; Board of Directors, 2016-2018; Board Liaison – Small Business Committee 2018; Board Liaison – Community Service Committee 2017; Board Liaison – Membership Committee 2016; Chairman – Membership Committee 2015; Vice-Chairman - Membership Committee 2014; Membership Committee 2013
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section; Construction Law Section; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2019

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