January 08, 2019 Public Construction Projects: Not Always A Hollywood Ending

2019 Midwinter Meeting

January 30 - February 1, 2019

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Plenary 1

Back to the Future: Economic Outlook & Challenges in Construction

Dr. Christopher F. Thornberg, Beacon Economics, LLC | Los Angeles, CA

Julian Anderson, Rider Levett Bucknall | Phoenix, AZ


Plenary 2

You Just Got a Call on a Public Project: Top 10 (plus Bonus) Tips and Traps for the Uninitiated

Paul A. Varela, Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP | Tysons Corner, VA

Barbara G. Werther, Troutman Sanders LLP | Washington, D.C.

Ty D. Laurie, Laurie & Brennan LLP | Chicago, IL


Workshop A

The Subcontracting Game: From Flirting with Disaster to Happy Marriages on Public Projects

Aaron P. Silberman, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell | San Francisco, CA

Jennifer L. Dauer, Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP | Sacramento, CA


Workshop B

Creative Collateral Claims Against Public Entities and their Agents

Kevin J. Gleeson, Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C. | Southfield, MI

Mark L. McAlpine, McAlpine, PC | Auburn Hills, MI

Jaimee L. Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara | New York, NY


Plenary 3

When Federal Laws Affect Local Projects

Gretchen M. Ostroff, Vandeventer Black LLP | Norfolk, VA

Patricia A. Meagher, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC | San Francisco, CA

John P. Carpenter, Balfour Beatty Construction | San Francisco, CA


Workshop C

Pay it Forward: Social Programs, Preferences, and Incentives for Federal and State Projects

Rhonda K. Levinson, Perry & Trent, LLC | Bonner Springs, KS

Brenda K. Radmacher, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP | Los Angeles, CA

Timothy D. Matheny, Peckar & Abramson PC | Dallas, TX


Workshop D

Show Me the Money! Help Me, Help You Get Paid on Public Jobs

Christopher E. Ng, Gibbs Giden | Los Angeles, CA

Asha A. Echeverria, Bernstein Shur | Portland, ME


Plenary 4

Federal and State False Claims Acts—Be Aware, Be Wary, Be Ready

Lynn Patton Thompson, Biggs, Ingram & Solop, PLLC | Jackson, MS

Claire M. Sylvia, Phillips & Cohen | San Francisco, CA

Sam Hadley, CPA, Cotton & Company | Alexandria, VA


Plenary 5

Litigating Public Construction Cases: You Can Handle the Truth!

Kelli E. Goss, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC | Raleigh, NC

L. Tyrone Holt, The Holt Group LLC | Denver, CO

James F. Butler, III, Smith, Currie & Hancock | Atlanta, GA


Plenary 6

Are Your Ethics in Jeopardy?

Dean B. Thomson, Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson | Minneapolis, MN

Robert J. MacPherson, Gibbons P.C. | Newark, NJ

G. Edgar “Eddie” James, James Sobba LLC | Kansas City, MO

Jessica R. Bogo, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | San Francisco, CA

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