Patricia Denese Galloway


Arbitrator – Domestic, Arbitrator – International, Mediator


Commercial / Business, Energy / Oil & Gas

Languages Spoken



Cle Elum







Organization/Company Name

Galloway Arbitration



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Chartered Arbitrator and Master Mediator-international large and complex energy and construction matters; Advisor – Megaproject construction in the Energy and Infrastructure Industries.

Experience includes arbitration, mediation, dispute review boards, and project neutrals. Dr. Galloway is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member of the Distinguished Academy of Neutrals, and a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), being the first non-lawyer elected to the college. Has 40 years of experience and over 35 years of experience in US domestic and international arbitration, having served as Chair, member of three-member tribunals on large complex cases, and a sole arbitrator. Prior to 2008, served as both a consulting or testifying expert in numerous arbitration forums including; American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), UNCITRAL, Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) with disputes ranging from US$1 million to US$6 billion.  Experienced with online arbitration.


Purdue University (BS, Civil Engineering); New York Institute of Technology (MBA, Finance); Kochi University of Technology (PhD, Civil Engineering); Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Certificate in Dispute Resolution); Oxford, Jesus College, Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArb).

Her ADR panel membership includes:
• Member of the AAA Mega Projects, Large Complex Cases, Construction, Energy, and Commercial Panels (Member of AAA Board of Directors and Past Chair of its National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee)

• Member of the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators including its International Energy Arbitrators List
• Member of the International Centre for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Energy, Construction and Cross Border Panels
• Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panel of Arbitrators (CIArb)
• Member of the USCIB ICC panel
• Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) North America Users Council
• Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

Has been an international Engineer/Construction Consultant traveling and working in over 100 countries for 40 years concentrating primarily on megaproject construction. Has served as an arbitrator since 1987. Has worked on major energy matters including oil and gas, petrochemical, renewable energy including solar power, wind power, geothermal, hydro, biomass, nuclear, IGCC, coal, coal ash basin cleanup, and natural gas combined cycle. Has also worked on heavy infrastructure projects, including process and transportation projects. Has significant work experience in Latin America (Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil), the Middle East, Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

• Substantial experience working with Merchant Utilities, Regulated Public Utilities, Public Service Commissions, FERC, Independent Power Producers, Wind and Solar Developers, and major oil and gas companies.
• Multiple types of energy projects including oil and gas (refineries, LNG, steam-flood, pipelines, offshore platforms), alternative and renewable energy (wind power, solar power, geo-thermal, biomass, hydro power, nuclear power), transmission and distribution (including sub-sea cable), storm hardening and resilience, and electric base-load generation construction (nuclear including over 52 plants involving construction, outages and decommissioning, combined cycle, coal, IGCC, and hydro).
• Extensive experience in evaluating and assessing construction claims; auditing and assessment of prudent decision-making; corporate policies and procedures and/or processes; contract risk reviews; advising re: transmission support agreements; power purchase agreements/cost-sharing agreements including curtailment issues; coal asset and production leases; decommissioning; and coal-ash removal/cleanup.
• Independent Monitor regarding new capital megaprojects including nuclear, transmission and distribution, storm hardening and resiliency and LNG facilities.

Transportation/Heavy Infrastructure
• Extensive experience with multiple types of transportation projects including airports, bridges, highways, mass transit (both light and heavy rail), canals, and ports. Heavy infrastructure projects include mining (coal, iron-ore, gold, and cobalt/nickel), process plants, petrochemical, and tunnels.
• Substantial experience in analyzing and assessing claims: contract issues (FIDIC, ENAA, EJCDC, AGC, AIA, Standard Forms and Agreement), Contract Delivery Issues (Design-Build, EPC, P3, Progressive Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build), breach of contract, contract interpretation, contract termination, schedule delay/acceleration, cumulative impact, standard of care, productivity/disruption, accounting and financial issues, fees, lost profits, errors and omissions, construction defects, construction failures, engineering issues, delay damages, quantum merit, consequential damages, subsurface utility engineering, and fraud.

• Independent Review Panels for megaproject execution.

• Advisor for Program and Project Management, Program and Project Execution Plans, and Governance.
• Extensive experience with Dispute Review Boards, Mediation and Settlement Negotiation of contract issues.

See C.V. for additional information and recent arbitration experience