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December 2014
NEWS

Jerry P. Brodsky has been appointed as Manager of the Rio 2016 Dispute Board Program by the Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games and completed a training program for Dispute Board Members and Chairs in Sao Paulo, Brazil between December 8-15, 2014.



NEWS

Frank M. Rapoport was quoted in Engineering News Record (ENR) in the December 15/22, 2014 Special Advertising Section – Public- Private Partnerships. The article titled "The Future of U.S. Public-Private Partnerships" focuses on the deficiencies and conditions of infrastructure in the U.S. and improving same which is critical for our nation's continued growth and competitiveness in a global economy. Mr. Rapoport states "Innovative approaches to procure and finance civil and social infrastructure allow policymakers and industry leaders to engage in mutually beneficial relationships which serve the public good, creating much-needed jobs in the process."



EVENT

Strategies for Success and Preventing Pitfalls

April 10th

Location: Miami, Florida

Jerry P. Brodsky along with Lee A. Weintraub, will co-host The Seminar Groups Florida Public-Private Partnerships: Strategies for Success and Preventing Pitfalls seminar, April 10. 2015 in Miami, Florida. This seminar will provide the architectural, engineering, construction, finance and legal industry with details about P3s from professionals who have successfully navigated and completely understand its complexities. Our panel of industry leaders will present the necessary considerations and suggested solutions for a successful P3 project. We will discuss changes in Florida law affecting P3 jobs and highlight emerging trends in the way P3 jobs are approached in Florida. This program is designed to ensure perspectives from both the public and private sectors, the financial and the legal side. Frank M. Rapoport and Joshua A. Levy will participate as faculty members on various panels during the seminar. Event Link:

with:
Jerry P. Brodsky
Frank M. Rapoport
Joshua A. Levy


NEWS

Lori Lange authored an article for Law 360 Government Contracts Section titled, " Impact of Fraud and Misconduct
Allegations on Affirmative Responsibility Determinations" published December 14, 2014. The article focused on the 2014 decision by the GAO with regards to two bid protests (FCi Federal, Inc. and RQ Construction, LLC) where a competitor challenged the Government's finding that the awardee was responsible based on allegations of fraud or other misconduct. With the Government's continued focus on fraud, waste, and abuse and the increase in qui tam filings, it's likely more of these types of protests will be filed in the future.



NEWS

Jerry Brodsky was featured in a story entitled "Bringing the Panama Canal Back from the Brink" in Latinvex.com, a leading provider of Latin America News & Analysis, dated December 8, 2014. In the article, Mr. Brodsky discussed the Panama Canal crisis in detail and how politics and culture drove the dispute and threatened the Canal’s expansion. Mr. Brodsky played a key role in the successful negotiations on behalf of surety Zurich and led the execution of a $400 million global transaction among the parties involved.