Keith Phillips

General Counsel

Value Delivered

Keith is responsible for overseeing all material legal matters for the company, including reviewing and negotiating contracts, preparing and negotiating claims, advising management regarding commercial legal issues and disputes, advising on potential acquisitions, and overseeing and acting as a liaison between outside counsel and company management. 


For nearly thirty years, Keith has been an attorney specializing in the construction industry. His experience includes the preparation, review and negotiation of contract documents, bid protests, the provision of advice concerning contract administration and compliance with appropriate acquisition regulations, and the preparation, evaluation, negotiation and litigation of claims. 

Throughout the United States and internationally, Keith has provided legal counsel to contractors, subcontractors, sureties, owners, architects, and engineers on a wide variety of construction and commercial projects. He has represented clients in a number of state and federal courts, before boards of contract appeals and other administrative boards, and in an array of arbitrations and mediations.  In addition, Keith has handled a wide variety of general civil litigation matters, including employment, tort, and contract disputes. 

Prior to attending law school, Keith served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, completing Navy nuclear power school and submarine training before serving onboard nuclear submarines. Keith supervised the operation and maintenance of the ship’s nuclear power plant and related power generation and propulsion equipment, as well as weapons, sonar, and auxiliary mechanical and electrical systems. During his service, he obtained qualification in submarines and as a Navy nuclear engineer.  

Keith earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1983 and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1993.  He is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, and Florida Bars, as well as the American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, where he previously served as the Chair of the International Construction Projects Committee. Additionally, Keith has frequently spoken at legal conferences throughout the United States and overseas on various aspects of construction law.

The Personal Side

Outside of work, Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and three adult children, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and traveling the world. His creative outlets include cooking and woodworking, and he likes to believe that he is a golfer.