Hector Espinosa is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice in the construction industry, working with clients from the onset of a project and contract formation to the resolution of claims through settlement and litigation. Mr. Espinosa represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in a broad range of private and public projects, including commercial projects such as hotels, theaters, and condominiums to civil and infrastructure projects such as wastewater treatment plants, roads, and bridges.
His experience includes prosecuting and defending construction contract, delay, and defect claims. In addition, he assists contractors with resolving claims and disputes while projects are underway and represents contractors in a variety of bid protest matters, including the application of various bid credits, enforcement of contractor licensing requirements, disputes over the responsiveness of bids, and the scope of public agency discretion to waive irregularities. He has experience advising clients regarding compliance with contractual and statutory bidding, license, and claims prosecution requirements, including the California Government Code, the Business and Professions Code, Public Contract Code, the Miller Act, and the False Claims Act.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Espinosa practiced with a firm in Los Angeles, where he participated in four jury trials, prepared and examined witnesses, argued a broad range of motions, and represented clients in mediation.
Before graduating from law school, Mr. Espinosa externed for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, United States District Court for the Central District of California.