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January 2015
NEWS

Jeffrey M. Daitz authored an article in the winter 2014 issue of Adviser, the magazine of LeadingAge New York entitled "Trends in Healthcare D&O". The issue focused on Hospice and Palliative Care: Personalized Services and Caring Communities. Mr. Daitz's article stressed the importance of healthcare officials obtaining D&O insurance, and reassessing overall liability coverage in the healthcare industry, and policies. Poor documentation in hiring, employee handbooks and policies, discipline investigations and communications with employees were among the issues Mr. Daitz listed which a General Liability policy could protect from. Through statistics, surveys and research, Mr. Daitz made a strong case in the importance of legal assistance for healthcare directors and officers.



NEWS

In his role as Chief Strategy Advisor for the American Association for the Improvement of Infrastructure (AIAI) Frank M. Rapoport, partner in our New York and Pennsylvania offices participated in the conversations as new initiatives were discussed and developed by the White House with regards to renewing our Nation's infrastructure. The initiative focuses on expanding Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) to nurture infrastructure development and financing. P3s are an innovative delivery model for investing in our Nation's infrastructure as a solution to America's Infrastructure Crisis.


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Steven M. Charney, Paul G. Monte, Thomas J. Curran and Charles E. Williams, III lead a seminar at the Building Trades Employers' Association on Construction Industry Compliance and Integrity Institute on January 20, 2015. The seminar focused on M/W/DBE Compliance and Risk: Construction Managers, General Contractor, Subcontractor and Suppliers. Mr. Charney gave the opening remarks and was the conference moderator. During the first session Mr. Monte provided an overview of NYC, NYS and Federal M/W/DBE Requirements and Mr. Williams discussed M/W/DBE Certification Lists and "Independent" Integrity Monitors: Do they provide protection to contractors from potential civil/criminal action? In session II, Mr. Curran spoke on expansion of investigation into non-M/W/DBE suppliers and who is at risk.


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EVENT

Integrated Dual-Use Commercial Companies

February 02nd

Location: Washington, D.C.

Lori A. Lange will be speaking before the Integrated Dual-Use Commercial Companies at their February 2, 2015 meeting in Washington, D.C. Ms. Lange will focus her presentation on contracting with the General Services Administration (GSA) including GSA schedule contracting and domestic preference requirements. With regards to GSA schedule contracting, she will address what the GSA schedules are, how to get on a schedule and what the concerns are about GSA schedule contracting including most favored customer status and price reductions clause. Ms. Lange will also address the buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act and the Berry Amendment as they relate to domestic preferences. Event Link

with:
Lori Ann Lange


EVENT

Architects Institute of America Inland California Chapter (AIAIC)

January 21st

Location: HMC Architects in Ontario, California

Joseph S. Sestay will be speaking at the Architects Institute of America Inland California Chapter (AIAIC) on January 21, 2015, which will be held at HMC Architects in Ontario, California. Mr. Sestay, who is also an architect and an AIA member, will be speaking with Carol Benassi, co-presenter and architect with Thornton Tomasetti. Mr. Sestay will be discussing legal issues affecting architects, owners, and contractors. He will cover various topics including AIA contracts, case/project examples, current laws affecting project design and construction, along with project bidding information for architects and design professionals. Mr. Sestay will also discuss comparisons of traditional project delivery and alternatives, such as integrated project delivery. Event Link

with:
Joseph S. Sestay