By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

ARTBA’s annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum, Aug. 2-3, attracted more than three dozen industry professionals to the association’s new offices in Washington, D.C. ARTBA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Toohey also briefed the group about the latest efforts to fix the Highway Trust Fund, as well as federal aviation legislation.

“This year’s forum had a record turnout of industry professionals and in-house counsel from transportation design and construction firms from around the country,” said Allison Klein, ARTBA’s vice president of member services. “We appreciate the information provided by all the presenters, which attendees said will be helpful back at their offices.”

This year’s presenters included:

  • Tom Gilbertsen, partner at Pierce Atwood, for Antitrust & Competition Issues Confronting the Transportation Construction Industry;
  • Lorraine D’Angelo, president of LDA Compliance Consulting, and Scott Livingston, partner at Rifkin Weiner Livingston, for DBE Regulation Compliance & Updates;
  • Chris Brasco, senior partner at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, and Kathleen Barnes, senior partner at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, for Rapid Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods;
  • Mark Berry, partner at Peckar & Abramson, and ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory affairs, for Assessing the Impacts of the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Proposals on Transportation Construction Firms;
  • Kyle Robisch, associate at Venable, for Strategies for Streamlining Federal Environmental Review & Litigation;
  • Steven Henderson of  Stites & Harbison, and Matthew Gillies, vice president and senior attorney at HNTB, for Mega Projects call for Mega Resources: Tips for Organizing and Executing Joint Ventures; and
  • Seth Firmender, assistant general counsel, and David Bondanza, corporate counsel, both of Lane Construction, for Issues Related to OSHA’s Use of Its General Duties Clause.

For information about select forum handouts, or to learn about early plans for next year’s event, please contact Allison Klein.