ARTBA’s new offices, 250 E. St. S.W., in Washington, D.C.

By Allison Klein, vice president of member services, ARTBA

ARTBA’s annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum is Aug. 2-3, at the association’s new offices, 250 E. St. S.W., in Washington, D.C.

Tom Gilbertsen, partner at Pierce Atwood, kicks off the event Wednesday afternoon with “Antitrust & Competition Issues Confronting the Transportation Construction Industry.” He is followed by Lorraine D’Angelo, president of LDA Compliance Consulting and Scott Livingston, partner at Rifkin Weiner Livingston, who will discuss “DBE Regulation Compliance & Updates.

The first day of the event concludes with a roof-top reception featuring a view of the capitol dome.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, presentations include:

  • Rapid Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods, with Chris Brasco, senior partner at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald;
  • Assessing the Impacts of the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Proposals on Transportation Construction Firms, with Mark Berry, partner at Peckar & Abramson, and ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory affairs;
  • Strategies for Streamlining Federal Environmental Review & Litigation, with Kyle Robisch, associate at Venable;
  • Mega Projects call for Mega Resources: Tips for Organizing and Executing Joint Ventures, with Steven Henderson of  Stites & Harbison, and Matthew Gillies, vice president and senior attorney at HNTB; and
  • Issues Related to OSHA’s Use of Its General Duties Clause, with Seth Firmender, assistant general counsel, and David Bondanza, corporate counsel, both of Lane Construction.

The forum is specifically geared towards contractors and designers. In-house counsel, lawyers or anyone involved in the operations and/or management of a transportation construction project also can gain valuable insights.

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