Jeffrey R. Cruz

Skanska USA Building Inc.
New York, NY

Jeff is a regional Corporate Counsel at Skanska USA Building Inc., where he is responsible for Skanska’s legal matters in metropolitan New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He started his career in private practice at Postner & Rubin and Thelen Reid & Priest, before taking in-house counsel positions at Bear Stearns & Company, a global investment, trading and brokerage firm, and E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc., a heavy civil construction contractor.

He is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, where he has served as editor of its newsletter, Under Construction, chair of the Division for Corporate Counsel (D11), co-chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting, and a member of several standing and ad hoc committees. Jeff is currently a member of the Forum’s Governing Committee.

Jeff enjoys speaking and writing on construction law topics, was an adjunct professor in the Construction Management program at the Pratt School of Architecture, is a member of The Moles and is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.