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2022 ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting


2022 ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting

Presented by American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

The In-House Counsel Summit: Shining a Light on the Construction Issues Keeping In-House Counsel Up at Night

In-house lawyers wear many hats and provide substantive advice on a myriad of complex legal issues affecting their entities, particularly in the construction industry. They advise executive leadership, support project teams performing high-stakes construction projects in multiple jurisdictions, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, and mitigate risk – all while advancing the company’s business objectives. This program examines what it takes for construction industry in-house counsel to be successful in the various roles in which they serve and to provide outside counsel insight into how to best support their client’s in-house legal team. Among other things, attendees will gain a better understanding of how to:

  • Strike a balance between risk mitigation and business objectives in order to meet the expectations of the C-suite executive team;
  • Draft and negotiate ancillary agreements to address unique issues that arise on construction projects;
  • Address critical employment issues in the construction industry;
  • Prepare clients to address the ever-growing threat of cybercrime;
  • Understand the legal implications of emerging construction technologies;
  • Avoid pitfalls for the unwary on P3 projects while understanding how P3 projects are conceived, developed, and delivered; and
  • Examine the ethical risks of practicing law remotely, as well as other “lessons learned” from the COVID-19 pandemic

JAMS neutral, Deborah S. Ballati, Esq., will be receiving the Forum’s signature “Cornerstone Award.”

Featured People

Deborah S. Ballati, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
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