Edward B. Lozowicki

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
San Francisco, CA


Mr. Lozowicki is a full-time neutral arbitrator and mediator.  He has been a member of the National Panel of Commercial/ Construction Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association for over thirty years, and serves on AAA’s Large Complex Case Panel.  He has served as a neutral arbitrator in a variety of arbitration cases, including construction claims, energy contract disputes, real estate and commercial contract disputes. Previously, while in private practice, he represented clients in arbitration and litigation of cases in the above areas of law. 75% of his practice was in construction law and litigation, and 25% in energy and commercial law and litigation. While in private practice he tried numerous cases for over 35 years before federal and state courts, juries, arbitration panels and administrative agencies.


Ed’s previous construction cases involved diverse private and public works projects and disputes over delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work, changed conditions, construction defects, mechanic's lien and bond claims, bid protests, and other matters. His project experience includes highways, bridges and undersea tunnels; nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, fossil and cogeneration power plants; oil pipelines and power transmission lines; prisons, hospitals, schools and other institutional structures; refineries, chemical and industrial plants; high-rise office, apartment and condominium projects; and military bases, ship-building and missile projects.


In previous energy cases, Ed represented clients in the litigation and arbitration of power purchase, fuel supply, wheeling, EPC and other contract disputes, and regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. His experience included issues involving PURPA, FERC and California PUC regulations, contract law, the UCC, business fraud and unfair competition law. Relevant projects included power plants, pipelines, refineries and LNG plants.


In previous commercial cases, he represented owners, developers and technology companies in a variety of real estate and commercial contract disputes involving such issues as unfair competition, business fraud, Uniform Commercial Code, letters of credit, leases, and technology and real estate contracts.


In his early career, he served as corporate counsel to an international construction/building products company and negotiated contracts and prepared claims on numerous domestic and international construction projects.