2023 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

March 28, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 29th annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar will return to the Disneyland Hotel in May. The event covers topics of interest to those in the construction defect field including prosecution, defense, insurance coverage, and science and technology. The seminar will also have networking opportunities. Attendees every year include professionals “from the legal, insurance, builder, contractor, subcontractor and numerous other communities.”

May 18th-19th, 2023
Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

ALFA International 2023 Insurance Roundtable

March 20, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Hosted by the Insurance Practice Group, this three-day event will “explore new ways to combat nuclear verdicts, including how to present insurance companies and their decision-makers in the modern courtroom.” They will also “discuss modern issues and tools to prevent and respond to cyber security risks, first-party property appraisals and overlapping concerns with additional insureds and indemnity contracts.” Kristian Moriarty of Haight Brown & Bonesteel, LLP will be speaking on the panel, “Shifting the Risk: Additional Insureds and Indemnity” on June 1st, 2023.

May 31st-June 2nd, 2023
The Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ABA Forum on Construction Law 2023 Annual Meeting

March 13, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association presents a seminar covering “The Future of Construction Law.” The speakers “will focus on key trends in construction law including a retrospective and ‘look ahead’ on Transformative Events in Construction Law, Construction contracting – a look into the future, Emerging trends in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, the implications of big data on construction claims, Trends in construction insurance and bonding, the future of P3’s, Trends in employment and workforce issues impacting the construction industry.”

April 12th-14th, 2023
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe St, Vancouver
BC V6B 0R3, Canada

Ellen Greiper to Present at Zywave Casualty Insights Conference

March 6, 2023
Lewis Brisbois

New York, N.Y. (March 6, 2023) – New York Partner Ellen H. Greiper will present on workers' compensation legislative changes at the Zywave Casualty Insights Conference, hosted in New York City on March 14 at 1:45 p.m. ET.

In this informative 45-minute program, titled “Claims, Litigation and Legislation Affecting Casualty Insurance,” Ms. Greiper and her co-panelists will discuss major legislative changes in New York and around the nation that have moved the needle significantly in terms of potential losses. They will also examine successful strategies, litigation funding, aggregate claim trends, and jurisdictional evolution. Lewis Brisbois is a proud Silver sponsor of the conference.

March 14th, 2023
etc.venues 360 Madison
360 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

National Women in Roofing Day 2023

February 27, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day conference hosted by the National Women in Roofing (NWIF) is in advance of the International Roofing Expo. The event is “for multidisciplinary women professionals in the roofing industry to get together to learn about the latest business strategies and tactics and share their secrets to success.” It’s a way for “professional, like-minded, good-spirited women from all facets of the roofing industry” to connect and to experience “insight, inspiration, and fun.”

March 5th, 2023
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas – Lobby D
650 S Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202

Seth Friedman to Speak at ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

February 20, 2023
Lewis Brisbois

Atlanta, Ga. (February 9, 2023) - Atlanta Partner Seth M. Friedman will speak at the upcoming American Bar Association (ABA) Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, hosted at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tuscon, Arizona on March 4 at 10:45 a.m. MT.

In an informative 60-minute panel titled “Watch for the Turnout! Steering the Train When Double Tracking Additional Insured and Indemnity Agreement Issues,” Mr. Friedman and his expert co-panelists will highlight competing policy obligations under additional insured endorsements and the contractual liability exclusion/ “insured contract” exception, including strategies to ensure a fair recovery for respective insureds. This session will also cover ethical issues that may arise when handling indemnity and additional insured tenders simultaneously. CLE credits are available.

March 4th, 2023
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N Resort Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85750

Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims Seminar

February 14, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar presented by the Seminar Group “will cover critical-path schedule and delay concepts and principles essential for understanding and presenting project delay issues and claims, as well as advanced technical and legal concepts and strategies for addressing schedule delay, disruption, and acceleration claims.” The faculty “will address the most challenging issues that arise in managing project schedules and delays and will present cutting-edge techniques for documenting, analyzing, and presenting project schedule delay events, providing guidance on how to avoid, negotiate, and resolve these disputes.”

May 16th, 2023
Location TBD
Portland, OR

Bid Protests on Public Works Projects

February 6, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Bid Protests on Public Works Projects seminar presented by the Seminar Group will be conducted by Program Chair Tymon Berger as well as other faculty. This one-day event will cover the following topics:

  • View from the Contractor v. View from the Owner
  • W/MBE & DBE Considerations
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Pricing Changes and Inflation
  • Alternative Construction Procurements and Award Disputes
  • The Subcontractor Listing Law and Other Bid Protest Regulars

March 22nd, 2023
Virtual Event
Broadcast Live from Seattle, WA

ASCDC 62nd Annual Seminar

January 31, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This year’s annual Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Seminar will feature keynotes and panels covering topics such as Panel Discussion Regarding Limited Settlement Demands, Expert Witnesses: Neutralizing Testimony Before Trial, and When in Trial: The Nuances of Trial Practice. The event will also include networking opportunities with a cocktail reception, bowling party, luncheon, and exhibition.

February 9th-10th, 2023
JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Clean Air and Climate: State and Federal Law Developments

January 23, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar presented by the Seminar Group will “explore recent and emerging legal developments in the laws, regulations, and litigation addressing air quality and climate.” In particular, it will cover “the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia vs. EPA and the Inflation Reduction Act and their implications for federal and state responses to climate change.” The event’s “objective is to provide a detailed overview of both the challenges and opportunities these developments create.”

February 7th, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
1821 Boren Ave
Seattle WA, 98101

2023 DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute

January 17, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This three-day seminar is “DRI’s flagship seminar for insurance executives, claim professionals, and outside counsel.” Attendees will become “up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry and current trends in insurance coverage.” The event “will also provide skills-based instruction and litigation guidance for coverage attorneys as well as multiple networking opportunities.”

March 8th-10th, 2023
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Construction Project Management in Uncertain Times: Legal and Procedural Issues

January 9, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Seminar Group presents this one-day seminar that “will cover key concepts relevant to the construction industry, understanding of who the key players are, various delivery methods, risk management, disputes and claims, supply chain issues and key scheduling concepts and best practices in dealing with delays.” The event will provide participants with networking opportunities with other industry professionals.

June 2nd, 2023
Location TBD

ENR Future Tech Seminar

January 4, 2023
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Participants of this three-day seminar will connect “with leaders in construction tech, architecture, engineering for two days of learning and networking, including a welcome reception on June 5.” The event is comprised of “a series of thought-provoking and interactive sessions presented by the industry's elite that are enhancing construction productivity, profits and safety.”

June 5th-7th, 2023
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Forum on Construction Law 2023 Midwinter Meeting

December 26, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The theme for this four-day seminar is “Old World Meets New World: New Solutions to Timeless Problems.” The event “will cover a broad spectrum of topics that appeal to both a litigation and transactional practice of all experience levels.” Attendees will learn “how age-old problems can be solved with new techniques and approaches, and recent developments impacting the construction industry.”

February 1st-4th, 2023
Caribe Hilton
1 C. San Gerónimo
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

9th Annual California Construction Law Seminar

December 18, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar by the Seminar Group “will cover the latest developments and issues that you need to understand to complete a successful project.” The event is relevant “for contractors, subcontractors, owners (public and private), attorneys, construction managers, bond program managers, surety representatives, architects, and engineers.” Topics to be covered include State and Federal Update, Contract Negotiations and Terms, and Construction Defects and Delay Claims.

March 8th-9th, 2022
Location TBD
Santa Monica, CA

Josh Cole Aicklen to Present NBI Seminar on Nevada Personal Injury Litigation

December 13, 2022
Lewis Brisbois

Las Vegas, Nev. (December 8, 2022) – Las Vegas Partner Josh Cole Aicklen will join a panel on personal injury litigation, hosted by National Business Institute (NBI) on December 19 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

This informative session, titled "Nevada Personal Injury Litigation: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know," will feature a panel of experienced civil litigation attorneys, who will provide the latest strategies they are using to handle issues such as doctor depositions, smartphone evidence, and jury selection. CLE credits are available for this live seminar.

December 19th, 2022
Virtual Event

2023 AGC Annual Convention

December 5, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual convention presented by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) features keynotes and breakout sessions in many construction industry-related topics such as Construction Law and Contracts, Insurance and Risk Management, and Safety, Health and Environmental. The event will also feature several special events that provide networking opportunities, including charity events, award ceremonies, prayer breakfasts, meetings, and parties. Registration for the AGC Convention also includes a pass for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which takes place March 14th-18th.

March 13th-16th, 2023
Wynn Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2023 DRI Women in the Law Seminar

November 28, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

Next year’s DRI Women in the Law (WITL) Seminar includes workshops, CLE sessions, and networking opportunities “designed to help women attorneys and their supporters take control of their professional development and prioritize their health and wellness.” WITL also has “partnerships with the Construction Law and Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability seminars taking place simultaneously in Las Vegas.”

January 23rd-25th, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

Construction General Counsel Talk About A Tipping Point of Risk

November 21, 2022

ConsensusDocs’ Coalition Executive Director Brian Perlberg will be moderating a panel of construction general counsel at this year’s Construction Superconference. This session will provide practical information and describe real-world scenarios in which builders are increasingly getting stuck with design liability, even in design-bid-build projects.

The session “Designing a Way to Manage Design, Supply, and Subcontractor Risk as GCs Face a Tipping Point of Risk” will feature prominent general counsel from leading construction companies. Speakers include Ryan Lamb from Weitz, Matt Sanchez from Jaynes Corporation, and Steve Cvitanovic from Build Group. These experienced in-house attorneys will explain why some top-75 ENR general contractors have left the design-build market due to unreasonable contracts as well as contract administrative maneuvering that can amount to death by 10,000 cuts. The panel will also share insights on how defective construction from stretched trade partners and supply chain delays continue to wreak havoc in today’s challenging construction market.

Construction Superconference
December 6th-8th, 2022
MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

The NAHB IBS 2023

November 15, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

This three-day “event hosts networking, learning and discovery opportunities through: Product launches, Education sessions and Home builder trends.” The educational aspect of the show includes sessions, workshops and demos. The exhibition showcases hundreds of new products each year. The IBS also includes many networking opportunities.

January 31st-February 2nd, 2023
The Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2023 DRI Construction Law Seminar

November 7, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The DRI Construction Law Seminar will cover topics such as “Effective management of multi-party, complex construction litigation,” “Charging a Jury and when to engage appellate counsel,” and “How to harness psychology to achieve favorable litigation outcomes.” Several networking opportunities will be provided including meeting with Construction Law committee members, networking happy hours, dine-arounds, and newly designated networking sessions.

January 23rd-25th, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada

Construction Project Management in Uncertain Times: Legal and Procedural Issues

November 1, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar presented by the Seminar Group “will cover key concepts relevant to the construction industry, understanding of who the key players are, various delivery methods, risk management, disputes and claims, supply chain issues and key scheduling concepts and best practices in dealing with delays.” Participants will also have opportunities “to network with the panelists and other professionals in the industry.”

January 20th, 2023
Virtual & In Person Event
Location TBD
Los Angeles, CA

ABC Convention 2023

October 24, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) annual convention comes to Orlando next March. This three-day event “is the place for contractors to find content designed to improve their businesses and bottom lines. Plus, enjoy the celebrations and networking opportunities that ABC members value and look forward to each year, from the National Craft Championships and the Construction Management Competition to the National Excellence in Construction® Awards.”

March 15th-17th, 2022
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746

ABA Forum on Construction Law: Must Know Provisions of Industry Form Construction Contracts

October 17, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day event will be offered in four different U.S. locations. The seminar “presents a unique opportunity for both new and seasoned construction lawyers, as well as other construction industry participants, to learn the key aspects of the most commonly used form construction contracts and how those provisions affect design professionals, owners, contractors, and subcontractors.” It’s relevant “for transactional attorneys, construction litigators, and anyone who administers construction contracts—all of whom can benefit from learning more about critical construction contract terms, regardless of their experience level.”

December 2nd, 2022
Dallas, TX
Indianapolis, IN
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC


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