Carl G. Roberts, Esq.
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Philadelphia
Mr. Roberts is a partner in the Litigation Department of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll LLP, co-chair of the firmís Construction Litigation Team, and a member of the Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery Group, Construction Group, Energy and Project Finance Group, and Technology and Emerging Companies Group. He has been involved in a wide variety of commercial and real estate litigation matters in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and other parts of the country. Some particular areas in which Mr. Roberts concentrates his practice include construction litigation and workout matters related to project finance and other lending transactions. He has handled several complex actions concerning the construction or financing of facilities applying fluidized combustion technology to waste products, and for several years was ownerís counsel in construction litigation regarding a themed casino resort hotel in Nevada. Mr. Roberts also has considerable experience in noncompetition and trade secrets litigation, particularly involving technology concerns, in computer software contracting litigation, and in securities transactions and broker-dealer litigation. Mr. Roberts is past chair of the American Bar Associationís Law Practice Management Section, past chair of the Philadelphia Bar Associationís Law Practice Management Division, and a former member of the Philadelphia Bar Associationís Board of Governors. He has written articles on applications of computer technology to the practice of law, has been a speaker and writer on discovery, technology, ethics, and e-commerce, has served as a course lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on computer use in litigation, and has given several seminars on law practice management for CEELI in Warsaw, Poland. He is the author of the Pennsylvania chapter of the second edition of the Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law (Aspen L&B; Cushman and Butler, eds.) and co-author of the Pennsylvania chapter of LienLawOnline, a Web publication on mechanicís lien laws. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. in economics, cum laude, 1970) and the University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1974).