Corporate Counsel and Claims, Risk Management and Design Professional Panels: Managing Construction Disputes and Defect Claims, Coverage Issues, Containing Costs and Formulating Litigation Strategies, Settlement Negotiations, and More

February 24, 2015 8:05am

Panel 1: 8:05–9:20

Jayne Czik
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Citnalta Construction Corp.

Leonard L. Burridge
General Counsel
Weis Builders, Inc.

Kevin J. Kelly
Corporate Counsel
Environmental Chemical Corporation

Mark F. Brancato
Counsel
FLSmidth Inc.

David Harris
Legal Counsel
Petersen-Dean, Inc.

Logan Hollobaugh
Sr. Counsel, Claims Management & Corporate Litigation
CB&I

William L. Wood Esq.
Operations Facilitator
Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.

Panel 2: 9:20–10:40

Phyllis A. Modlin
Executive Claims Examiner
Markel – Claims

Derrick Harris
Construction Defect Claims Supervisor
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

La Tonya Darby
National Construction Defect Supervisor
Tristar Risk Management

Roy Leeds
Director, US Claims Operations
Xchanging

Gregory A. LaMarche
President
LaMarche Associates, Inc., Independent Insurance Adjusters

John H. Jordan AIA
Senior Vice President
HHCP | Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects, Inc.

Harvey M. Goodman SPPA
President and CEO
Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International

Russell Fuller
Senior Surety Claims Counsel
ICW Group/On Point Risk Solutions

Panel 1 & 2 Moderator:

Denise M. Anderson
Partner
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

  • The latest on mixed used buildings and mega construction projects (stadiums, hospitals, manufacturing plants, etc.)
  • Construction defect claims and whether it’s covered under the policy
  • Use of experts to evaluate schedule and delay issues
  • Using BIM and assessing it’s impact on information management
  • ADR, mediation and arbitration
  • Controlling costs in e-discovery
  • Dealing with multiple policies/carriers over various years
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Disputes that arise when drafting a contract
  • Addressing the issue of parties frequently trying to limit liability and putting risk to owners
    • nuances with architects and enegineers