Pillsbury has welcomed Clark Thiel as a partner in its litigation section in San Francisco. With significant experience in construction disputes, Thiel bolsters Pillsbury’s capabilities in litigation, mediation and domestic and international arbitration. He also brings a unique perspective as a licensed contractor and registered architect.
As a contractor and architect, Thiel has been involved in all phases of the design and construction of residential and commercial projects, including resort hotels, convention centres and sports arenas.
He has also performed on-site construction administration services for large-scale, mixed-use projects throughout the world in places ranging from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Honolulu, Hawaii.
A former partner at Jones Day, he has extensive knowledge of copyright, trademark and trade secret issues specific to the construction industry. In addition, he has international arbitration experience, having arbitrated cases before the International Chamber of Commerce in London and Geneva and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in Singapore.
Thiel earned his law degree from the University of California Davis School of Law in 1997. He has a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and is accredited by the National Council of Architect Registration Boards. A frequent speaker and author, Thiel is a contributing author to Construction Checklists, Business & Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts and Construction Defects.