R. Zachary Torres-Fowler

R. Zachary Torres-Fowler


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4259    Fax: 215.981.4750


R. Zachary Torres-Fowler is an associate in the Construction Law Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Torres-Fowler joined Pepper’s Construction Law Practice Group in 2017.  Before joining Pepper, he was an associate in the international arbitration group of an international law firm based in New York.

Mr. Torres-Fowler concentrates his practice in construction-related disputes and has extensive experience in international arbitration matters arising from projects located in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. He has represented owners, EPC contractors, and equipment manufacturers in disputes arising from a wide variety of construction projects including power plants, airports, commercial buildings, and other civil infrastructure works.  In addition to representing clients before the U.S. courts and arbitral tribunals, Mr. Torres-Fowler assists clients with risk assessments, contract review and drafting, and providing counsel on other project management related issues.

Mr. Torres-Fowler is a frequent contributor to Pepper’s construction blog, constructlaw.com and has been published in multiple academic and professional journals on topics concerning international arbitration. His articles include: Undermining ICSID: How the Global Anti-Bribery Regime Impairs Investor-State Dispute Resolution, 52 Va. J. Int’l L. 995 (2012); The Bribery Act’s New Approach to Corporate Hospitality, 52 Va. J. Int’l L. Digest 39 (2011) (co-author); and A New Model for Restraining Authoritarianism?: Popular Protest and Ecuador’s Presidential Vote of No Confidence, 16 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 163 (2011).


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2012, managing editor, research & projects, Virginia Journal of International Law; recipient Virginia Journal of International Law, Hardy Cross Dillard Award
  • B.A., Political Science, with honors and distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Practice Areas

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