Experts & Advisors
Senior Managing Director
2000 K Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Toshi Dezaki is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He has 25 years of experience providing consulting services to national and international clients, primarily in the construction and government contracting sectors. Toshi works with public and private owners, contractors, architectural/engineering firms, subcontractors, and their counsel in a variety of advisory and dispute capacities. He has worked on projects located in the U.S., Canada, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Toshi’s construction and government contracting engagement experience spans a variety of industry sectors including energy (and renewables – solar, wind, and biofuels), entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, oil and gas, power, marine, residential, telecommunication, transportation, and vertical construction (office, mixed-use, retail, residential).
His experience in these industries includes addressing issues related to change order disputes, delays, differing site conditions, disruption (acceleration and loss of productivity), terminations (convenience/default), and lost profits, among others. He has also performed construction audits as part of ongoing project reviews and project close-outs. He is often called upon to calculate the allocation of damages between parties.
Toshi has been qualified as an expert in construction damages by both U.S. federal and state courts. In addition, he has offered verbal and written testimony in U.S. arbitrations (AAA, JAMS, private) and international arbitrations (ICC and AOA), including participation in numerous witness conferencing sessions (e.g., “hot-tubbing”).
Toshi has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a thought leader as well as both an expert witness and a consulting expert in the construction and energy industries.
- MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
- BS, United States Military Academy, West Point
- Honors & Awards
- Who’s Who Legal says: “The ‘excellent’ Toshi Dezaki is someone who clients state they ‘would return to without hesitation’. His practice features broad experience on construction cost analysis.”
- Who’s Who Legal, Construction
- Who’s Who Legal, Consulting Experts (Construction – Quantum & Delay)
- American Bar Association, Associate