Watt Tieder Events 2019

Watt Tieder and our affiliates are already planning new programs and events for the coming year. Visit our website often to see where our attorneys will be and plan to join us at these upcoming events.

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    January

    Walter Chandler Inn of Court

    January 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

    Marguerite Lee DeVoll

    Marguerite Lee DeVoll will appear on a panel regarding “Issues in Retail Bankruptcies.”

     

    ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee

    January 17, 2019 in San Diego, California

    Bradford R. Carver

    Bradford R. Carver will speak on “Common Defenses and Affirmative Claims Asserted by Principals and Indemnitors.”

     

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    February

    Old Republic Surety 2019 Annual Meeting

    February 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Robert G. Barbour and Christopher J. Brasco

    Robert G. Barbour and Christopher J. Brasco will speak on “Evaluating Risk in an Uncertain Market” and

    “The Company You Keep.”

     

    Global Launch, ICC Commission Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations (2019 Update)

    February 19, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden

    Shelly L. Ewald

    Shelly L. Ewald will be a member of the Working Group for the 2019 Update (available at https://iccwbo.org/publication/construction-industry-arbitrations-report-icc-commission-arbitration-adr/).

     

    American College of Construction Lawyers Annual Meeting

    February 23, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida

    Shelly L. Ewald

    Shelly L. Ewald will speak on “What can we steal from International Arbitration to Use in Domestic Construction Arbitration” and “Hot Tips for Key Jury Trial Issues.”

     

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    March

    Construction Law Foundation of Texas and the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas’s 32nd Annual Construction Law Conference

    March 1, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas

    Kathleen O. Barnes

    Kathleen O. Barnes will speak on “What Do You Mean We Have to Arbitrate AND Litigate?

     

    Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association

    March 13, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland

    Marguerite Lee DeVoll

    Marguerite Lee DeVoll will present on “Recent Developments in Discharge and Dischargeability Actions.”

     

    Society of Construction Law, NA and the American College of Construction Lawyers

    March 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

    Shelly L. Ewald

    Shelly L. Ewald will appear on a panel entitled “Can We Steal from International Arbitration to Improve Domestic Construction Arbitration.”

     

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    April

    Western States Surety Conference

    April 26, 2019 in Seattle, Washington

    Rebecca Glos and Amanda L. Marutzky

    Rebecca Glos and Amanda L. Marutzky will speak on “Corrective Lenses: Seeing Ethics Clearly in the Modern World.”

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    May

    ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Spring Conference

    May 9-11, 2019 in Austin, Texas

    Christopher J. Brasco and Vivian Katsantonis

    Christopher J. Brasco and Vivian Katsantonis will speak on “A Roadmap for Successful Project Closeout and Keeping It Closed.”

    Bradford R. Carver

    Bradford R. Carver will speak on “Change Orders, Extras and Claims.”

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    June

    Construction Financial Management Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition

    June 1-5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada

    John E. Sebastian

    John E. Sebastian will be a co-presenter on “Construction Documentation: Successfully Managing Risk and Preserving Claims.”

     

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Project Management Academy

    June 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes will present on “Construction Documentation: Successfully Managing Risk and Preserving Claims.”

     

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 2019 Law & Regulatory Forum

    June 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes will speak on “Damages Without a Cause:  Liquidated Damages Are a Penalty When Contractors Are Not Allowed to Raise Concurrent Delay As a Defense.”

     

    Wentworth Institute of Technology

    June 5, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts

    Jonathan C. Burwood

    Jonathan C. Burwood will offer a guest lecture on “From the Drawing Board to the Field: Lessons Learned When Design Meets Construction.”

     

    AACE International, 2019 International Conference & Expo

    June 16-19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes will speak on liquidated damages.

     

    Surety Association of Massachusetts

    June 27, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts

    Jonathan C. Burwood

    Jonathan C. Burwood will speak on “Managing Contractor and Surety Risks in the Face of Opportunity.”

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    August
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    September

    30th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference

    September 18-20, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Christopher J. Brasco, Christopher M. Harris and Noah Meissner

    Christopher J. Brasco, Christopher M. Harris and Noah Meissner to speak on “Stemming the Flow of Liquidated Damages.”

    Vivian Katsantonis and Adam M. Tuckman

    Vivian Katsantonis and Adam M. Tuckman will speak on “The Psychology of Risk Management and Claims Resolution.”

     

    CMAA 2019 National Conference

    September 22-24, 2019 in Orlando, Florida

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes

    Christopher J. Brasco and Kathleen O. Barnes will speak on “Proven Risk Management Strategies for Collaboratively Addressing Project Changes.”

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    December