PATRICK J. O'CONNOR, JR. Partner with the international law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP in its Minneapolis, Minnesota office. He received his B.A. degree from Hamline University in 1975 and his JD degree from The American University in 1981. Mr. O'Connor's practice focuses on construction, suretyship and insurance. He was an adviser to the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Third, Suretyship and Guaranty. He also acts as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in construction disputes. Mr. O'Connor is co-author of Bruner & O'Connor on Construction Law (West Group 2002), an eight-volume construction law treatise. He works closely with a number of industry organizations on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery initiatives. Mr. O'Connor currently is Chair of the BIMForum's Legal Subforum. Mr. O'Connor was outside counsel to the AIA's Documents Committee during its effort to draft the Single Purpose Entity family of IPD documents. He is currently outside counsel involved with the AIA's efforts to draft the Multi-Party family of documents. Mr. O'Connor also holds LEED AP (New Construction) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a Fellow, member of the Executive Committee, and Secretary of the Board of Governors of the American College of Construction Lawyers, and a former member of the Governing Committee for the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America."