Ann B. Graff is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. Ms. Graff concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, with a focus on construction-related claims. Ms. Graff has handled disputes arising from a wide range of large, complex construction projects, including coal-fired power plants, water and wastewater treatment systems, natural gas pipelines and other heavy industrial and commercial construction projects. She represents owners, EPC contractors, construction managers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers.
Ms. Graff frequently advises clients on litigation risk and helps clients resolve disputes through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods. She has been extensively involved in several trials in state and federal courts, and arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association.
Ms. Graff is active in the Construction Law section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She also writes and lectures on construction-related topics. Most recently, she was a contributing author of the American Bar Association’s Construction Litigation Model Jury Instructions. In other lectures and writings she has addressed recent changes to Pennsylvania’s Mechanic’s Lien law, and the comparative advantages of the various project delivery models (i.e. design-build, design-bid-build, etc). Ms. Graff has been a contributing author on several articles for Pepper’s online construction litigation newsletter, Construction Law Review. She also was a contributing author on the “Design-Bid-Build” chapter in Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition, Aspen Law & Business.