Sunu M. Pillai

Sunu M. Pillai

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (412) 209-2516
Fax: (412) 209-2591

Primary Office

Pittsburgh
One PPG Place
Suite 3010
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sunu M. Pillai

Associate

Sunu Pillai focuses his practice on commercial and government contracts in the construction and energy industries.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for 13 years as an engineer, and as a consultant providing project management and construction claims services.  He is an approved mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

His engineering and project management experience makes Sunu attuned to the business needs and priorities of his clients.  In his consulting career, he has worked on projects including power plants, offshore oil and gas, shipbuilding, rail construction, industrial plants, road projects and buildings.  On these domestic and international projects, Sunu has worked with a broad cross-section of client personnel from site superintendents to senior executives.  He has analyzed issues including schedule delays, disruption, acceleration and inefficiencies.  Sunu has a broad experience in change management, including quantifying delays and providing advice on dispute avoidance.  He has also worked as a naval architect in the shipbuilding industry, and has experience in both design and field engineering.

Sunu holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Earned Value Professional (EVP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Cost Professional (CCP).  In addition to his law degree, he holds a master's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, and an undergraduate degree in naval architecture.

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow, American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellowship Program

American Bar Association

American Inns of Court

Education

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2014

  • FLAS Fellowship         2013-14
  • Dean's Scholarship       2011-13
  • EMLF Scholarship       2013
  • Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law - 2012-14

Certificate in International and Comparative Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2014

Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies, 2014

M.S., University of Michigan, 1998

B.Tech, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 1997

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Certifications

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Sunu Pillai focuses his practice on commercial and government contracts in the construction and energy industries.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for 13 years as an engineer, and as a consultant providing project management and construction claims services.  He is an approved mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

His engineering and project management experience makes Sunu attuned to the business needs and priorities of his clients.  In his consulting career, he has worked on projects including power plants, offshore oil and gas, shipbuilding, rail construction, industrial plants, road projects and buildings.  On these domestic and international projects, Sunu has worked with a broad cross-section of client personnel from site superintendents to senior executives.  He has analyzed issues including schedule delays, disruption, acceleration and inefficiencies.  Sunu has a broad experience in change management, including quantifying delays and providing advice on dispute avoidance.  He has also worked as a naval architect in the shipbuilding industry, and has experience in both design and field engineering.

Sunu holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Earned Value Professional (EVP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Cost Professional (CCP).  In addition to his law degree, he holds a master's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, and an undergraduate degree in naval architecture.