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February 08, 2023 American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

2023 Fall Meeting

2023 Fall Meeting | September 27-29, 2023
Washington, DC

2023 Fall Meeting | September 27-29, 2023 Washington, DC

Navigating Government Construction: Don’t Make a Federal Case Out of It

Dear Colleagues:

Join us at the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s 2023 Fall Meeting - Navigating Government Construction: Don’t Make a Federal Case Out of It - for a journey into the world of government construction. The program is appropriately set in our Nation’s Capital. What better place than Washington, DC to learn to navigate the minefield of requirements when advising clients who may be literally trying to drain a swamp.

This is a must attend event for all government construction lawyers and consultants and those who would like to venture into or learn more about the practice area.

The Program promises to engage both new and seasoned attorneys alike, with plenary sessions and workshops covering both introductory and advanced topics of government construction.  Our sessions are loaded with esteemed judges, experienced government lawyers, and skilled private practitioners, all with particular knowledge to impart to attendees.

Session topics include:

●        Navigating the claims process and procedures

●        Delay, disruption, and pricing of claims

●        Green and sustainable government spending projects

●        Cybersecurity threats and obligations of government contractors

●        Termination of government projects

●        ADR for government disputes

Prior to the main program, we will offer a practicum “A Guide to Bid Protests” where our faculty, including Judge Marian Blank Horn, will take a bid protest from start to finish and share insight on the process for federal bid protests, which will take place the afternoon of September 27, 2023.

In addition, renowned speaker, Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and host of the Black Diamonds podcast, will present as a part of the Forum’s Diversity Breakfast series.  Mr. Kendrick is a dynamic and engaging speaker and a leading authority on the topic of Negro Leagues baseball history and its connection to issues relating to sports, race, and diversity.

Washington DC in the Fall promises beautiful weather and a beautiful city with so many memorials, museums, and monuments to explore. Please check out our DC Insider’s Guide and Restaurant Guide courtesy of Forum Chair-Elect John Marshall Cook.  There is so much to do, you will need an extra day or two!

We hope you will join us for a truly memorable program.

John M. Cook

Catherine Delorey 

Robert Ruesch 

Brian R. Zimmerman 

2023 Fall Meeting

2023 Fall Meeting


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