Mr. Dennis has served as General Counsel and as an Officer of Arup for its Americas Region since 2006. Arup is one of the world’s largest engineering firms with over 10,000 employees worldwide and a multi-disciplinary practice including structural, civil, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical and various other specialties. Mr. Dennis has regional responsibilities for overseeing Arup’s legal portfolio in connection with its contracts, disputes, corporate affairs and risk management.
Since 2007 Mr. Dennis has also served probono as the General Counsel to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Mr. Dennis is also an active committee member of the legal counsel forum to the American Counsel of Engineering Companies as well as a Board Member to both the NYCAIA/ACEC Contracts Committee and the NYC AIA/ACEC Risk Management Committee.
Prior to joining Arup, Mr. Dennis served for five years as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to Syska Hennessy Group (“Syska”) which is an ENR top 100 design firm and a national leader in consulting, engineering, technology and construction. Earlier Joseph was associated with the New York City based law firms of Gaines and Fishler and Goldberg Corwin & Greenberg where he specialized in the representation of design professionals owners, developers, general contractors and sub-contractors in commercial transactions and litigation.
Mr. Dennis is a graduate of Emory University and Hofstra School of Law and is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey and to the Supreme Court of the United States.