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Peter V. Badala

Senior Managing Director

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San Francisco, CA 94104

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Peter V. Badala is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in San Francisco. For over 38 years, he has provided quantum expert analysis and testimony on hundreds of construction projects globally. Peter’s clients include major international law firms, public and private owners, developers, A/E firms, contractors, sub-contractors, materials suppliers, sureties, and financial institutions.


Peter‘s quantum expert appointments have included construction cost audits, project risk assessments and project control reviews, contract terminations (for convenience and default), the evaluation and pricing of changed work, the preparation and analysis of claims for delay, acceleration, disruption and lost productivity, project status reviews, prudence investigations, false claims investigations, and business interruption claims and economic damages (including diminution of asset value and lost profits calculations).

Peter’s project experience spans all industry sectors including chemical/petrochemical, education, sports entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, housing, infrastructure, manufacturing, military, mining and minerals, oil and gas, power, shipbuilding and repair, transit, telecommunications, and water/wastewater among others.

He has offered oral and written expert testimony in:

  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre;
  • International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL);
  • US federal and state courts;
  • Federal and state regulatory commissions;
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA);
  • British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC); and
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).

Peter lectures frequently on topics ranging from construction claims pricing and damage theories, construction contract accounting practices and procedures, to strategies on how to successfully resolve disputes prior to litigation. He was a speaker at the ABA Construction Forum/TIPS program on the topic of claims pricing theories and techniques, PESI Law & Accounting, leading continuing professional education for professionals in the construction industry, as well as the national and international construction super conferences. In addition, Peter has been a contributing editor to the Wiley law construction handbooks.

  • BS, Business Administration, Georgetown University
Honors & Awards
  • Who’s Who Legal says: “’Big name’ practitioner Peter Badala is a prominent figure in Singapore who receives effusive praise from peers for his work on disruption and loss of productivity claims.”

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December 13, 2023

Ankura Experts Attain Global Recognition as Top Arbitration Advisors

Ankura is pleased to announce that Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2024 has recognized 25 of its professionals in the prestigious Arbitration Expert Witness category. This recognition, a 39% increase from 2023, reflects the continued growth and success of our global disputes team. The named professionals have been categorized as globally recommended Expert Witnesses for complex ...

October 3, 2023

66 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 66 of our professionals have earned a well-deserved spot among advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2023 list. This recognition highlights the exceptional depth of our advisory services spanning diverse sectors and geographical regions. This recognition underscores the parallel proficiency in several critical areas including: Forensic ...

September 16, 2022

45 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 45 of its professionals have been named among the top professional advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2022 list. This ranking exemplifies Ankura’s depth of multidisciplinary advisory experience across various sectors and geographies with experts from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas receiving recognition ...

May 2, 2022

Outstanding Ankura Construction Experts Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal

Ankura is pleased to announce that 20 of its professionals have been named among the top construction advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2022 list. This ranking demonstrates Ankura experts’ decades of unparalleled industry experience, wide-ranging knowledge, and global perspective to help clients resolve the most challenging issues they face around the world. ...

September 1, 2021

40 Ankura Professional Advisors Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is home to industry-leading talent as underscored by the recognition of 40 professional advisors as leading consulting experts in the world by an annual award program.

June 10, 2021

Ankura Experts Recognized as Top Construction Advisors by Who’s Who Legal

Ankura offers clients premier industry talent as 18 of Ankura's professionals are recognized as the top construction advisors in the world by annual ward program.

February 24, 2021

Ankura Experts Recognized as Top Arbitration Advisors by Who’s Who Legal

The depth of Arbitration advisory at Ankura is recognized by an annual award.

July 8, 2019

44 of Ankura’s Global Professionals Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Consulting Experts

44 Ankura professionals from the U.S., U.K., U.A.E., Singapore, and Hong Kong are recognized as consulting experts by annual award program.

April 16, 2019

Ankura Construction Professionals Recognized as Construction Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

22 Ankura professionals are recognized as leading construction experts by an annual award program.

December 10, 2018

Ankura’s Arbitration, Data and Technology Professionals Recognized As Field Leaders By Who’s Who Legal

Three Ankura experts are recognized as Global Elite Thought Leaders by an annual award. Additionally, 20 professionals from the Arbitration and Data and Technology teams are acknowledged for their industry expertise.

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