Nelson Gallardo is a Managing Director with Secretariat and is based in Atlanta. He is a construction testifying expert witness with more than two decades of experience advising engineering, procurement, and construction contractors, owners and governments in infrastructure projects in the United States and Latin America.
Mr. Gallardo provides expert advisory and expert witness services involving large construction projects in Latin America and Spain, typically ranging from $100 million to $5 billion in construction costs.
As an international construction claims expert, Mr. Gallardo has provided expert testimony on schedule delay, lost productivity, disruption, contract terminations and economic damages in multiple international arbitration forums including ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, AAA, AMCHAM and the Chambers of Commerce of Bogota, Lima and Santiago. He has provided expert testimony both in English and Spanish during international arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Gallardo specializes in construction dispute resolution, change order management, cost control, claims management and contract administration of road infrastructure, airports, metro and bus systems, power plants, solar and photovoltaic plants, LNG terminals, hydroelectric plants, oil refineries, biofuel plants, pulp & paper plants, pivot irrigation systems, residential, urban development, institutional and mining projects. He has provided consulting services including expert testimony in international arbitration, construction litigation support, preconstruction analyses, field inspections, existing property assessments and project planning and scheduling.
Mr. Gallardo has substantial experience working in the field as part of construction management teams and has provided claims management services being directly responsible for resolving several disputes between owners and contractors.
Mr. Gallardo has received the recognition of Global Leader – Construction Expert Witnesses from Who’s Who Legal for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. This year Who’s Who Legal stated that clients and peers say “Nelson has extensive experience in delay analysis of infrastructure and construction projects”, “ He possesses the ability to analyze many criteria and facts in a logical way”.