Vanessa Williams

Director

Construction

Seattle, WA +1.206.292.2565

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Vanessa Williams is a director in the Construction practice. For more than 15 years, she has advised clients and counsel regarding financial, economic, accounting, and damage issues. Additionally, Vanessa has more than 13 years of experience in addressing cost issues specifically related to construction disputes. She has analyzed a variety of damages claims including claims for increased costs, delayed contract performance, and lost profits, among others.

Vanessa has been an engagement leader and member of teams that have analyzed claims based on labor, materials, subcontractor claims, equipment, home office overhead, and field overhead. The work in connection with these projects involved:

  • Reviewing and analyzing both hard copy and electronic job cost reports
  • Analyzing project costs
  • Comparing claimed costs to actual costs
  • Segregating costs based on cost type
  • Evaluating cost overruns
  • Reviewing contemporaneous documentation such as invoices and employee timecards
  • Analyzing labor and equipment rates
  • Reviewing operated versus standby equipment hours
  • Reviewing bid and original estimate documentation
Education
B.A., Economics and Political Science, University of Washington
Certifications
CMA

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