Christopher C. Whitney, Esq., is a partner with the Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, law firm of Pierce Atwood LLP. Mr. Whitney and his colleagues have a regional and national practice representing all segments of the construction industry. A 1979 honors graduate of Dartmouth College, he received his J.D. in 1983, also with honors, from Georgetown University School of Law. Mr. Whitney is a frequent lecturer and has also published numerous articles on construction law topics and served as the New England Regional Editor of the ABA publication The Design/Build Deskbook 2nd. ed. 2000). A member of the Construction Industry and Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association, Mr. Whitney serves on the Governing Committee of the ABA's Forum on the Construction Industry.