D. Gary Christensen, a partner, has practiced law since 1988, when he joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. His practice focuses on design and construction law and commercial litigation, and he is chair of the firm’s construction law team. Gary regularly negotiates design, construction, and construction management contracts, in addition to handling major construction-defect, payment, and delay disputes. He has also handled significant public contract and bidding disputes, embezzlement claims, international sales disputes, condemnations, and insurance fraud claims. Much of his career has been focused on construction of schools, medical facilities, affordable housing projects and renovations, distribution centers, resorts, and large commercial facilities, with respect to both up-front negotiation of contracts and claim management—and litigation, when required—during and after construction.