Seyfarth Shaw has added two Washington-based Howrey partners following Howrey’s decision to dissolve effective March 15.
David Mancini joins the litigation department as a partner, and will focus his practice on contract claims and litigation, construction, government contracts and commercial law. Mancini has served as lead counsel in federal and state courts and has experience representing clients internationally in Latin America, Australia, the Middle East and central and south Asia.
James Newland Jr. joins Seyfarth Shaw as a partner in the construction practice group. He focuses on complex litigation matters involving construction law, design compliance and foreign commercial law. Newland was an architect before he began practicing law and has worked on a variety of projects including education facilities, commercial buildings and Americans With Disabilities Act compliance.
Newland has served as an instructor for Federal Publications for the past 10 years, leading in-house training programs for major industrial and civil contractors, owners and government agencies.
“David Mancini and James Newland bring a deep knowledge of construction law and vast experience in litigation matters that will be a perfect fit with our existing construction practice,” said Richard McKim Preston, chairman of Seyfarth Shaw’s construction practice group, in a written statement. “As the construction industry rebounds along with the economy, so will litigation and the need for dispute resolution. With the addition of David and James, we are in a good position to capture our share of that work.”