David B. Strickland III

David Strickland

is an associate in the Global Transactions Practice Group in King & Spalding’s Houston Office. Mr. Strickland’s practice focuses on the representation of owners and developers in their global construction projects, including power plants, natural gas and crude oil pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving, storage and regasification facilities, and LNG liquefaction facilities. Mr. Strickland has experience drafting and negotiating EPC agreements, equipment supply agreements, construction agreements, and professional services agreements.

Prior to his current firm, Mr. Strickland litigated a wide variety of matters, including construction and business disputes. Mr. Strickland has extensive experience defending clients in both federal and state court. He has successfully resolved over 50 matters through litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and pre-suit, contractual dispute resolution mechanisms.

Mr. Strickland obtained his B.S.E. in Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, from Tulane University.

Mr. Strickland then earned his J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law.

Representative Experience

Represented Cheniere Energy in the drafting and negotiation of two EPC agreements to develop its Corpus Christi LNG Project, the total cost of which is valued at approximately $9.5 billion.

Represented a developer in the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement and turbine supply agreement for the conversion of a coal and oil fired facility to an approximate 450 MW natural gas combined cycle power plant.

Represented an international oil and gas company in the drafting and negotiation of FEED and EPC agreements for the development of a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility in Africa.

Represented the owner in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction agreements for the construction of a crude oil pipeline of approximately 692 miles, which involves the conversion of approximately 432 miles of gas pipelines to crude service and building approximately 260 miles of new pipeline.

Represented an international energy company in the drafting and negotiation of EPC agreements for a multi-billion dollar LNG liquefaction facility in Texas.

Represented a developer in connection with the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement for the construction of a 800 MW combined cycle power plant in the Mid-Atlantic.

Represented a midstream company in the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement for the development of six (6) oil storage tanks in Colorado.

Represented a national distributor of oil and gas supplies in the drafting and negotiation of multiple purchase orders, master service agreement and other transactional agreements.

Represented an independent oil and gas company in the drafting and negotiation of a long term product supply agreement.

Obtained dismissal of consulting engineers sued for alleged contamination while acting under a UST assessment and remediation contract.

Represented general contractor in suit involving faulty construction of shopping center.

Represented owner/developer in litigation involving faulty construction of a parking lot.

Represented general contractor in arbitration over a failed hospice project.

Represented Fortune 100 company in a dispute over a failed implementation of an ERP project

Represented large manufacturer of HVAC units in a business dispute with their dealer

Obtained defense verdict while serving as lead counsel in a state court matter

Argued numerous dispositive and non-dispositive motions.

Served as lead attorney in over 50 litigations. Responsibilities included Answer and Counterclaim drafting, motion drafting, including Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment, drafting and responding to interrogatories and requests for production, selecting and developing expert witnesses including their respective reports, and performing numerous depositions.

Extensive alternative dispute resolution experience, including arbitration, mediations, and direct negotiations.


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Construction and Procurement , 2) Energy Construction , 3) Oil & Gas , 4) Power , 5) LNG , 6) Energy Project Development , 7) Energy & Natural Resources and 8) Licensing
Law School J.D., George Washington University Law School
Admitted Year 2010
Education B.S. Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, Tulane University
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association,Mississippi Bar Association,Texas Bar Association,Houston Bar Association,
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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