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.
Walter Chandler Inn of Court
January 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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 will speak on “Common Defenses and Affirmative Claims Asserted by Principals and Indemnitors.”
Old Republic Surety 2019 Annual Meeting
February 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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 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 will speak on “What can we steal from International Arbitration to Use in Domestic Construction Arbitration” and “Hot Tips for Key Jury Trial Issues.”
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 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 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 will appear on a panel entitled “Can We Steal from International Arbitration to Improve Domestic Construction Arbitration.”
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 will speak on “A Roadmap for Successful Project Closeout and Keeping It Closed.”
Bradford R. Carver will speak on “Change Orders, Extras and Claims.”
Construction Financial Management Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 1-5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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 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 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 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 will speak on liquidated damages.
Joint AAA ICDR-Beijing International Arbitration Centre Summit
June 26, 2019 in New York, New York.
Shelly L. Ewald will speak on a panel regarding Mega Projects.
Surety Association of Massachusetts
June 27, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts
Jonathan C. Burwood will speak on “Managing Contractor and Surety Risks in the Face of Opportunity.”
7th Annual Midwest Surety & Construction Claims Conference
July 18-19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois
Lauren E. Rankins co-moderated the event and was also a speaker. Other Watt Tieder presenters included Matthew D. Baker, Sara M. Bour, Christopher J. Brasco, Albert L. Chollet, Aniuska C. Rovaina and John E. Sebastian.
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 to speak on “Stemming the Flow of Liquidated Damages.”
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 will speak on “Proven Risk Management Strategies for Collaboratively Addressing Project Changes.”
Jonathan R. Wright will participate as a panelist for a presentation entitled “Standardizing Visual Construction Progress Documentation.”
CFMA 2019 Midwest Regional Conference
September 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois
Lauren E. Rankins and Brian C. Padove will present on “Blockchains: What Are They and How Will They Affect the Construction, Surety and Legal Industries.”
American Bar Association
November 7-8, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts
CharCretia V. Di Bartolo will speak on handling fidelity bond claims.