David J. Hatem is a Founding Partner of the multi-practice law firm, Donovan Hatem LLP. He leads the firm's Professional Practices Group, which represents engineers, architects and construction management professionals. David has been practicing over 30 years and is nationally recognized for his expertise in representing engineers and architects. He frequently lectures on issues of professional liability for design and construction management professionals, risk management and design-build procurement issues, and has authored numerous related articles. He edited Subsurface Conditions: Risk Management for Design and Construction Management Professionals, Design-Build Subsurface Projects, Second Edition (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. 2010) and is Co-Editor and chapter contributor for Megaprojects: Challenges and Recommended Practices, published in 2010 by American Council of Engineering Companies. David has served as ACEC/Massachusetts Counsel since 1988 and was the recipient of the 2008 American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts Distinguished Service Award. He was also selected for the 6th consecutive year for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 in the fields of Construction Law and Professional Malpractice. He teaches Legal Aspects of Engineering at Tufts University.